Halloween is a silly holiday, celebrating by most folks for no other reason than just plain fun. It can be quite elaborate with costumes, decorations, and haunted houses, but who wants to spend a lot of money on something you will use one day a year? Make your own Halloween gear and let your imagination run wild!Â Â Instructables is full of members who love to "do it themselves," and show you how you can, too. Here are just a few of the more recent Halloween projects; you'll find tons more in their files.
Falcon_3dee rigged up a rubber rat to move around, talk, and spit to scare trick-or-treaters. Its actions are remote controlled. A rat that began talking to me would made me jump out of my skin! Or you may prefer to make a house goblin out of a gourd (pictured), a Halloween Bloodbath Fountain, skeletons that climb the outside of your house, tombstones for your lawn, spider webs, or make your own gun that shoots cobwebs wherever you need them.
Masks and Costumes
The Big Stuff
If you can dream it, there's a way to do it. Instructables member seamster made these costumes portraying Max and a wild thing from the book Where the Wild Things Are. Then she posted instructions for making the awesome monster head. You'll also find instructions for a Mega Man costume with a lighted Mega Buster. Instructables has ways to dress up your child as a sock monkey, a skunk, or a musketeer, among other costumes.
Wounds and Scars
A holiday dish that's delicious can be scary as well. Instructables has plenty of recipes and food information. impulse94 posted step-by-step instructions for making Zombie Eyeballs, a really gross Halloween party appetizer. Also find recipes for Melon Brains, Ghoulish Egg Cream, and Pumpkin Spice Cake. Spice cake? That's right, not all the recipes are gruesome to behold.