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Ok folks, here are the DIY Halloween 2007 winners! Special thanks to our partners Instructables and PopSci for helping with the coordination of this MASSIVE contest, we had hundreds of entries, thousands of photos and tons and tons of fun. After a week+ of going through every entry here are winners…



Hack-o-Lantern

First Prize – Makita drill or Wusthof knives or EL wire kit + limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt + a MAKE warranty voider or MAKE bomb defuser leatherman tool + a copy of MAKE’s Halloween edition

Life-size Skeleton Pumpkin
Carving

Second Prize – A $50 gift certificate from American Science & Surplus + a limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a MAKE warranty voider or MAKE bomb defuser leatherman tool + a copy of MAKE’s Halloween edition

Super Mario Bros. LED Mushroom Halloween Pumpkin!

Animated Jack-O-Lantern





Third Prize – A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a copy of MAKE’s Halloween edition.

Beware of the horrible pumpkin bots ….
dry ice pumpkin for
Halloween

Laser Pumpkin

Photo/Video – A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a MAKE warranty voider or MAKE bomb defuser leatherman tool + and a copy of MAKE’s Halloween edition.

My 178pound friend / bigskull
Crime Scene Pumpkin



Costumes

First Prize – Makita drill or Wusthof knives or EL wire kit + limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt + DIY Laptop bag by Skooba + year one or year two of MAKE + a copy of MAKE’s Halloween edition

Mystic Lord costume: horns, armor,
silk painting + more (oh my)

Second Prize - A $50 gift certificate from American Science & Surplus + a limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + DIY Laptop bag by Skooba + year one or year two of MAKE + a copy of MAKE’s Halloween edition

Six-armed Hindu goddess Kali Costume

Toddler Flintstone car





Third Prize – A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a copy of MAKE’s Halloween edition.

How to make a pair of Angel Wings
The SOLO CUP Lobster!
Halloween 2007 – "Who Ya Gonna Call?"

Photo/Video – A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + DIY Laptop bag by Skooba + year one or year two of MAKE + a copy of MAKE’s Halloween edition.

Toy soldiers

Price is right family



Decorations, Gadgets, and More

First Prize – Makita drill or Wusthof knives or EL wire kit + limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt + MAKE controller kit + a copy of MAKE’s Halloween edition

How to Build a Spooky Working Drawbridge
with Sounds and Light

Second Prize - A $50 gift certificate from American Science & Surplus + a limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + MAKE controller kit + a copy of MAKE’s Halloween edition

Tesla CD Turbine With Scary Steampunk Laser PumpkinCutter Attachment

Mac-O-Lanterns





Third Prize – A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a copy of MAKE’s Halloween edition.

Life Size Operation Game
Halloween Animatronics
Spooky Backwards Spinning Clock Made from Cassette Player Motor

Photo/Video – A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a MAKE t-shirt + a copy of MAKE’s Halloween edition.

Huge Spider
Corpse Tray



Food

First Prize – Makita drill or Wusthof knives or EL wire kit + limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt + a year of Craft + a sushi wallet kit + a copy of MAKE’s Halloween edition

Animated Halloween Cake

Second Prize - A $50 gift certificate from American Science & Surplus + a limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a year of Craft + a sushi wallet kit + a copy of MAKE’s Halloween edition

Smoked Salmon Skull

Blood Splattered Extra Satanic Deviled Eggs





Third Prize – A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a copy of MAKE’s Halloween edition.

Frankenstein Finger
Cookies

Halloween Graveyard
Cake

Frog Spawn and Swamp Water
Tea

Photo/Video - A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a year of Craft + a sushi wallet kit + and a copy of MAKE’s Halloween edition.

Thorax

Kang Kodos Halloween cupcakes


Grand Prize!
A trip to next year’s Maker Faire in San Mateo, including airfare, hotel, and event ticket
+
Makita drill or Wusthof knives or EL wire kit

Realistic Werewolf Costume





Judging was done by staff at Instructables, MAKE: Magazine, and popsci.com.

DIY Halloween 2007 winners! – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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