A prop is something you hold that adds a “wow” factor to your costume. We’re talking anything from witch brooms, shields, and books to wands, hoverboards, staffs, and more. If you hold it, it’s eligible for the Halloween Props Contest. Also, a heads up: we have special judges prizes for best light-up prop and best non-weapon prop.

Our friends at Adafruit are supplying the prizes for this contest, and there are some good ones: The grand prize winner will be walking home with a Printrbot Simple Metal 3D printer and Ladyada’s Electronics Toolkits. Additional prizes include more Ladyada Electronics Toolkits, a Samsun Digital Camera, the Arduino Starter Pack, the LED Matrix, and of course… the limited edition Halloween Instructables T-shirt!

Want to clarify whether something is a prop or not? We’ve got guidelines!

Want more Halloween? Check out our other contests!
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The Halloween Props Contest 2015 is closed.

Grand Prize

21 PRIZES

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Judges' Prize: Light-Up Prop

One Judges Prize for a light-up prop will receive:

Judges' Prize: Non-Weapon Prop

One Judges Prize for a non-weapon prop will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Place winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up prize winners will receive:
HOW IT WORKS

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Nov 11, 2014 and Nov 9, 2015 (11:59pm PT).

Enter

Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Halloween Props Contest 2015. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.

Accepting

Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.

Voting

Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.

Judging

A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.

Winners

When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.