Over 40 “Get That THING Away From Me!” Halloween Ideas
Here are over 40 timeless Halloween ideas and DIY projects. Planning a haunted house this year? From spiders to pumpkins to scary scarecrows, here are tons of ideas for your costumes, home, and yard.
Now, get that THING away from me!
I See You
These Halloween Spooky Eyes were made with some LCD tealights, plastic plates, a hot glue gun, and an exacto knife. I’m not sure if these are more fun or creepy, but they look easy to make either way.
The old sheet-over-the-head ghost costume takes on new life with a hat and some fog.
Creep the kids out with this steampunk gas mask. I think I’ll skip the candy at his place, thanks.
Spraying cheap plastic toys (like the dollar store snakes in this DIY Medusa Headband) with paint is a good way to transform them into something entirely different:
Get the HECK away from me!
You’ll never see dolls the same way again. Pick up some dolls at a local thrift store, get some spray and regular paints and creep them up!
Or make yourself into a Halloween Doll like Estephanie Q (via Beautylish):
An oversized mouth with teeth turned this ordinary costume into creepiness. Definitely creepy. Here, kid; take your candy and go!
Get some makeup and experiment with these Halloween makeup tips & tutorials that are way-out creepy:
How to do Skull makeup:
Queen of the Dead Halloween Makeup Tutorial
“Hissy, hissy, little snakey…”
There, There, Pumpkin
Kick your pumpkin up a notch by putting in some eyeballs that don’t match and some enormous teeth!
The DIY Network is offering some free Halloween pumpkin desktop wallpaper photos like Chompers below.
Take your pumpkin carving to a new level like by artist Ray Villafane, whose carvings have been exhibited at various pumpkin and garden festivals and who has been seen on TV networks like the Food Channel. If you happen to be in or near Carefree, Arizona, he’s giving a pumpkin-carving workshop there on October 22, 2017. Visit Ray’s website gallery to see more of his pumpkin carvings, sand art, and more.
Make a Halloween pumpkin monster for your backyard, like The Grumble and Bruno the Scarecrow made by the team at SpookyBlue.com:
Build your own Pumpkin Sentinel with this Instructable by twall2.
There be Ghosts Here
Jazz up your treat giving or haunted house with this digital ghost from ThinkGeek:
Skeletons and Such
The people at Davis Graveyard in Milwaukie, Oregon do a new exhibit every year and runs local workshops on making Halloween yard art like tombstones, etc.
Make your own skeleton with some cheesecloth, tubing, and monster mud:
Get some fireproof skulls to pile in your fire pit
Head in a Jar
Print up some creepy pictures, frame them, and put them all over your walls.
Creep up your house with a menacing spider on the roof, wall, or in the yard:
Make your own giant halloween spider. With some PVC pipe, styrofoam, carpet remnants, and other materials, ffsteever on Instructables and his Oompa Loompas made this roof spider and published photos with instructions on how to make it.
ORDuckFan on Instructables also used PVC pipe to make his spider. He used spray foam to get that wibbly texture.
Make your own Halloween spider invasion in less than an hour with your Cricut and the October 31 cartridge:
Or just buy a spider!
I never thought of Home Depot as a place to get Halloween stuff, but wow, they have a bunch of cool stuff, like this ginormous spider:
When being observed, weeping angels appear to be peaceful, life-sized statues. Look away or blink, however, and the weeping angel transforms into a terrifying figure with fangs, clawed fingers, and a vampiric expression. It moves so quickly and silently that it can go from being yards away to being inches away (or attacking you) right in your personal space. (source: Wikipedia)
A wig head, some chicken wire, foam, and other materials make up this awesome Weeping Angel Monument. Click here to see how it was made.
Make a bowl of worms with some straws, Jello, and food coloring:
Smithsonian Magazine is taking submissions for their 15th annual photo contest
Instructables has a Halloween contest that ends November 13, 2017.
CostumeWall.com has a Halloween costume contest that ends November 10, 2017.
Halloween Express has a DIY Halloween costume contest that ends November 5, 2017.
Party City has a Halloween photo contest that ends October 9, 2017.
TripAdvisor has a sweepstakes that ends October 10, 2017.
ValPak has a sweepstakes that ends October 10, 2017.
Cheetos has a Halloween contest ending October 31, 2017.
SpiritHalloween has a sweepstakes that ends November 2, 2017.
Costume Works has a Halloween costume contest that ends November 20, 2017.
Where to find Halloween decor:
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