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Halloween 2008 Contest is Coming! Answered

Our favorite holiday of the year is coming next month and we're going to be celebrating with the Halloween 2008 Contest!

We're teaming up with a whole bunch of awesome sites, including the whole team from last year ( PopSci, MAKE, and Craft ), and should have some excellent prizes. This is going to be the BIGGEST Halloween contest on the web!

The contest will run from Oct. 1 to Nov. 9, so get ready!

If you're anxious to put out a Halloween-themed Instructable, whether full Instructable, Slide Show, or Video, you can put it up at any time. Any Instructable posted since the end of last year's Halloween contest is eligible. That means that if you posted it on Nov. 5, 2007, you're totally fine! We don't want any spooky Instructable to be missed for this one.

Photos and videos on other platforms will have to be posted during the contest period.

Stay tuned for more details!

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marc92

10 years ago

Today is Oct. 5 and I'm not seeing the contest. Where is it? Or is it just a glitch with my computer?

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dsman195276marc92

Reply 10 years ago

nope, it does not look like it is up.

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ChrysNmarc92

Reply 10 years ago

I was wondering about that too, I've been waiting for it, but there is a Halloween 2008 group, so that's where I put my Halloween instructable for now.

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marc92ChrysN

Reply 10 years ago

Thanks. I haven't seen that group yet but I will definitely post to it. I want the contest to be up so i can see what the prizes are.

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ChrysNmarc92

Reply 10 years ago

Me too, I'm sure there'll be some great prizes!

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marc92ChrysN

Reply 10 years ago

Judging by the prizes last year, these should be amazing.

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Doctor What

10 years ago

I'm going to blow you all away!

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KitemanHonus

Reply 10 years ago

Oh, goodness me.

Even if you don't get the whole thing finished and decorated, you could still publish the control mechanism, so people could have anything the wanted moving like that.

Maybe replace the gun with a parrot?

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HonusKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

It's definitely going to be a multi part instructable- there's just too much ground to cover. I'll have separate installments over the following year for the animatronic head /mask and gauntlets. A Predator costume is a lot of work to make! It would definitely be possible to use the information I'll be providing to make any number of cool projects. I never thought about a parrot but that would make a great pirate costume! Stan Winston Studios made an amazing animatronic parrot for the movie Paulie. I'd personally like to make one of the Worm Guys from Men in Black.....

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comodoreHonus

Reply 10 years ago

WOW, That is awsome!!! Do you use an Arduino? Great idea!!!

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Honuscomodore

Reply 10 years ago

Thanks! Yup, it's controlled via Arduino. :)

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comodoreHonus

Reply 10 years ago

Horay!!!! I just got an Arduino from America, I'm looking forward to your instructables!!!
I'm thinking of not entering the contest because of your project xD

Well, HAPPY MAKEING!!! :)

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Honuscomodore

Reply 10 years ago

You should definitely enter! I'll be very surprised if I get my project finished in time. Arduino is a great platform with a ton of support worldwide- you'll really like using it. :)

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Brennn10Honus

Reply 10 years ago

Even if you don't finish it in time, what you have at the moment looks absolutely awesome. I definitely suggest you publish an Instructable on it. I am totally interested in how you made it.

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comodoreHonus

Reply 10 years ago

About the Arduino, deffenetly! I was just kidding, ofcorse I am going to enter!

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guyfrom7up

10 years ago

oooh, I just got the smexiest idea!

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guyfrom7upguyfrom7up

Reply 10 years ago

ehhh... It'd cost about 40 dollars and I have enough projects on my plate. First person to PM get the idea! Involves electronics!

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comodoreguyfrom7up

Reply 10 years ago

I'm just interested in your idea, but i have my own. :)

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momm

10 years ago

i just cant think of somthing that says give me first place or ill eat your brains. but an idea should slip in eventually :D

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comodore

10 years ago

Uhh, I got a great idea!

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Plasmana

10 years ago

Yay!
Well, I don't know what I can make for this halloween... :(

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gimmelotsarobotsPlasmana

Reply 10 years ago

how bout artaficial lightning in sync with halloween music. oops, i helped an opponent

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Plasmanagimmelotsarobots

Reply 10 years ago

LOL!
Since you said opponent, does that mean that you are my hater?

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=SMART=

10 years ago

awesome !

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KentsOkay

10 years ago

One word...

WOOT!!

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GoodhartKentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

I have never seen a woot, but I am glad someone is making one....so I finally know what it is ;-)

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KitemanGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

You can buy them in the same shops that sell round tuits...

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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

right along with things like a meh, or word (although I heard that Word wasn't cheap :-)

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KitemanGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Yes, I keep hearing that Word is up...

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KentsOkayGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

It's a bit of a gamer exclamation... Once you use it, it'll be the first thing that pops to mind on many an occasion.

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GoodhartKentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

Yeah, I think Kiteman tried to explain it once......I was kind of going with the flow, and playing dumb at the same time i.e. Halloween contest comingwoot" I have never seen a woot (made, costume or otherwise) :-)

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dsman195276

10 years ago

i already got something planned that will scare people out of there minds :-)

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Kiteman

10 years ago

I'm worried - Kitewife has an idea for this, but I don't!!

Oh!

I just had an idea...

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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

hopefully your idea goes beyond the tacky pun of Hiss and Hearse costumes :-)

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KitemanGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

>ouch< Yes, it does. It's partly knitted, and partly knotted.

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KitemanKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Actually, isn't knitting is really just a complex knot... ?

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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

I don't know if it is, or if it is not (were you waiting for that one ? LOL)

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PlasmanaKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

I have no ideas... :( Yet...

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Keith-Kid

10 years ago

Ironic! Today I found aplace where you can actually get the materials for my ideas, but the weather conditions lately won't allow me.....Why?!!!!!

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Keith-KidKeith-Kid

Reply 10 years ago

I'll hopefully have something this year.....

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bumpusPlasmana

Reply 10 years ago

He needs something to enter first. ;-)

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Keith-Kidbumpus

Reply 10 years ago

Like I said, I have 2 (perhaps 3) ideas, but I just want to make one, which I've been wanting to make for almost 2 years.....my parents won't let me!