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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!



9 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?

nope, it does not look like it is up.

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.

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.

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

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

I'm going to blow you all away!

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?

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.....

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

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

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


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. :)

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.

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

oooh, I just got the smexiest idea!

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

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


9 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

Uhh, I got a great idea!

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

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

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

awesome !

One word...


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

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

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

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

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.

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) :-)

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

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


I just had an idea...

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

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

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

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

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?!!!!!

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

He needs something to enter first. ;-)

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!