MAKE & CRAFT Halloween contest winners

MAKE & CRAFT Halloween contest winners

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OK makers, we have been pouring over thousands of photos and entries you sent in for the MAKE & CRAFT Halloween contest, and we’re pleased to announced the winners!

First, thank you so much for being part of this with MAKE & CRAFT. We never expected the response! Halloween is the maker holiday, and we’ll do our best to rock out even more next year. This was an extremely hard contest to judge, because the entries were that good. Next year we are going to expand the categories, prizes, and everything else to make the contest even scarier…

Some contest trivia:

  • Entries with the MAKECRAFTHALLOWEEN tag on Flickr: over 1,100! – Link.
  • Posts, articles, and how-tos in our MAKE Halloween section: 228! – Link.
  • The Halloween pages on were the most viewed pages since we launched the site!


Making costumes yourself was where it was at in 2006. We narrowed it down to 50 entries, then 20, then 10, and it took a few days to pick these 3 as the winners…

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Tribute to America Halloween costumes – Link.

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Homemade headless Marie Antoinette costume – Link.

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Tom Swift costume – Link.

What did they win? Each winner gets MAKE year one (4 volumes of MAKE in a collector’s box) and the first issue of CRAFT.

Hack-O-Lantern Contest
Makers decorated pumpkins in any way they saw fit, or unfit.

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Cylon Jack-O-Lantern – Link.

Jack-O-Laser – Link.

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MAKE & CRAFT pumpkin – Link.

What did they win? MAKE limited edition Pocket Ref & Makers the book.

Decorations at home, work, wherever, a haunted house, lawn gadgets, anything Halloweeny.

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Alien invasion haunted house – Link.

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When birds attack – Link.

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T-Rex roof topper – Link.

What did they win? The MAKE controller kit and a POV kit.

We picked 10 people who linked to MAKE & CRAFT site.

  • Chocolate-Dipped Pickles – Link.
  • Layers Upon Layers – Link.
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  • Andre the Mighty and His Epic Yarns – Link.
  • The Celtic Bear’s Lair – Link.
  • Club Jade – Link.
  • the Hook Show – Link.
  • Typical Mac User Podcast – Link.
  • Anton’s Stuff – Link.
  • Madd0’s Tech Blog – Link.

What did they win? The latest issue of MAKE or CRAFT.

Grand Prize
Windell & family @ evil mad scientists! – Link. They did the Crocodile Costume, How to hack LEDs into Lego minifigures for Halloween, Make a Flying Spaghetti Monster Costume, Make A Cylon Jack-O-Lantern, Building a Robotic Dalek Pumpkin & Easy Itty-Bitty Blinky LED Jack-O-Lantern… AND documented them all — amazing work!

What did they win? They’ll receive: a MAKE controller kit, MAKE year one (4 volumes collectors set), CRAFT, a POV kit, AND a box of MAKE magazines donated to a classroom/school of their choice!

Now, if you entered, guess what? You won something too — everyone who entered gets a free digital edition of MAKE 07. To get it, just send an email to, and you will get a reply with a special link for the MAKE digital edition!

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