DIY Halloween – amazing costumes, scary tech, pumpkins and gross food – officially awesome

DIY Halloween – amazing costumes, scary tech, pumpkins and gross food – officially awesome

There’s still plenty of time to enter the MAKE & CRAFT Halloween contests but here’s a quick look at just *some* of DIY, hacked, modded, geeked out Halloween fun Makers around have scared up! There are about 500 and counting, they’re not just pictures either, many are complete how-tos! … It’s frighteningly awesome!
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Homemade headless Marie Antoinette costume – Link.

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Homemade “Shaun of the Dead” LEGO Minifig costume – Link.

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TRON Costume – Link.


Godzilla Halloween costume – Link.

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Tribute to America Halloween costume – Link.

Scary Tech
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Li’l Sparky – Miniature electric chair Halloween gadget – Link.

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Grim reaper puppet – Link.


Candy Cannon – Link.

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Spooky Arduino Projects – Link.

Pneumatic Tombstone – Link.

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HOW TO – Make A Cylon Jack-O-Lantern – Link.

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HOW TO – Build a robotic Dalek Pumpkin – Link.

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Easy Itty-Bitty Blinky LED Jack-O’-Lantern – Link.

Make A Programmable LED Pumpkin – Link.

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Halloween eats, gross
Cannibal-themed Halloween supper – Link.

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Zieak’s Halloween party… ewwww – Link.

Thorax cake – Link.

Killer rat cake… – Link.

Cockroach cake – Link.


CRAFT Halloween Contest

Inspired to craft something for Halloween? Be sure to enter it in our 2010 CRAFT Halloween contest to win cool prizes. Costumes, decor, food – whatever you create for Halloween is welcome in the contest. Read our full contest page for all the details. Deadline to enter is November 2.

DIY Haunts Contest 2010

14 thoughts on “DIY Halloween – amazing costumes, scary tech, pumpkins and gross food – officially awesome

  1. Jnixon says:

    Man, some of these are disgusting! Great post!

  2. ryanne says:

    fantastic! i wouldn’t eat the cockroach cake if you paid me… …

  3. 1950s Costumes says:

    some are seriously gross but they are all undeniably brilliant!

  4. Alli The Holloween Costumes Queen says:

    Wow, that is so creative! She did a great job on her costume and makeup, too! I keep looking at the pics but can’t really figure out how she managed to pull this off….er….you know what I mean. lol Hope she won a contest. :) Really, though I have to agree with another person’s comment that all the costumes on here are just wonderful. The food pics are great, too – love the creepy doll dip bowl!

  5. Mariya Us says:

    Love this hub. My husband was the creative one who made all kinds of costumes for the kids from what we had on hand. He even made a parrot out of construction paper for their pirate year. (They got tired of me tossing sheets on them, cutting out eye holes and voila they were ghosts. In my defense, it was cold where we were then and they could wear their coats under the sheet!)

  6. Fracis Jacobson says:

    These are incredible! This just takes the halloween holiday over the top. I love the gory and disgusting vibe. I think a lot of people try and play it safe and don’t go over the top but this is totally over the top and I love it. These food items will totally change the vibe of a Halloween party.

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