Any Halloween aficionado will tell you: props are the key to an outstanding costume. We define a prop as something you hold that adds a “wow” factor to your costume. If you hold it, it’s eligible for the Halloween Props Contest.

We’re giving away some fabulous prizes to the winners of this contest, including an Oculus Rift, a 360fly 4k resolution camera, Bluetooth speakers, and more! Perhaps best of all, every winner will receive a limited edition Instructables Halloween T-shirt.

Can’t wait to see what you come up with and give you “props” for your props!

Want more Halloween? We’ve got three other contests!
Costumes | Decor | Food

The Halloween Props Contest 2016 is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes


One Grand Prize winner will receive:


Three First Prize winners will receive:


Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up

Ten Runner Up Prize winners will receive:
  • El-Wire
  • an Instructables prize pack including a limited edition Halloween t-shirt
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 10, 2015 and Nov 7, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Halloween Props Contest 2016. 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.


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


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.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.