Halloween is decidedly a makers' holiday, ripe for DIY costumes, ghoulish gadgets, high-tech hauntings, and general mischief making. To celebrate, our pals at Instructables are holding a DIY Halloween Contest! To enter, just submit an Instructable, photos, or video in any of the following categories: Hack-o-Lantern, Costume, Gadgets and Gizmos, Decorations, Food, and Green Halloween. (For example, above left, Frankenberry mask. Above right, Creepy Cobweb Shooter made from a hot glue gun.) The prizes include gift certificates to the Maker Shed, vouchers for Ponoko, EL-wire from Cool Neon, Etsy shopping sprees, ThinkGeek zombie gift packs, a DNA kit, and a Singer swing machine. We at Boing Boing are honored to be part of the judging panel. The entry deadline is Novermber 9, so head over to your mad scientist's lair and get making! Instructables DIY Halloween Contest 2008
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.