I didn't carve my pumpkin, so a squirrel carved it for me

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Reviews for a "Sexy PhD" costume

The reviews on the Delicious Women's Phd Darling Sexy Costume , some apparently from women with actual PhDs, are something of a remedy for the generally depressing fact of its existence: "Sleeves are too short & have no stripes. Costume does not feature a hood. This is a 'sexy BA' at best."

Mechwarrior dad/baby costume

Ryan Bowen and his baby son Geraint dressed as a mech warrior for Hallowe'en in an awesome effort that turns the child into a brave mecha-pilot.

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WATCH: Handmade stop-motion horror from ABCs of Death 2

“D is for Deloused” by director Robert Morgan contains some of the creepiest handmade horror we’ve ever seen. A Boing Boing exclusive!

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Big Hero 6 jack-o-lantern

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John Edgar Park turned a squat white pumpkin into Baymax from Big Hero 6 using a hand brace with auger bit and a saw blade.

Debuting "Shudders," MC Frontalot's spooky new video

A song based on "The Boy Who Left Home To Learn What Fear Was" -- it's from the brilliant album Question Bedtime, which turns classic fairy tales into sinister nerdcore raps -- for kids!

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Celebrate Halloween 1976 style with Paul Lynde and KISS

When pressed to explain the high weirdness of America's bicentennial year, simply cite The Paul Lynde Halloween Special which aired in 1976 as an ABC special. Special guests included:

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The Candy Hierarchy, 2014

David Ng and Ben Cohen performed acts of science (realistic ones) in order to determine, once and for all, a true and empirical understanding of which Halloween candies induce the most joy and despair. With more than 40,000 of your votes duly recorded, the results below are indisputably unassailable.

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Three ways fearful parents are ruining Hallowe'en

It's the safest night of the year for your kids: no kid has ever been poisoned by a stranger, and the 31st usually has fewer assaults on children than other days of the year (but more kids do get hit by cars!).

Lenore Prepares for Halloween — Heh, Heh, Heh

HOWTO make a low-poly Kim Jong Un Hallowe'en head


Tim writes, "I made a giant wearable low-polygon Kim Jong Un head for Halloween, and you should too!"

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Dead technology jack-o-lanterns

Tech Cemetery features downloadable jack-o-lantern templates for carving momentos mori for your dead and lamented technologies of yesteryear. (Thanks, Justin!)

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The rise and fall of American Hallowe'en costumes


A clever, interactive chart from NPR's Planet Money tracks the relative popularity of different American Hallowe'en costumes over the past five years.

Zombies Are Hot, But Clowns Are Not [Planet Money/NPR]

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Hallowe'en Makie mischief: Barbie freakout!

The adorable stop-motion video from 3D printed toy makers Makies is a spooky Hallowe'en treat with a well-deserved comeuppance for Barbie.

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Just look at these spooky banana ghosts

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Just look at 'em with their evil chocolate chip eyes. Part of Let's Go Chipper's series on healthy Halloween snacks in the run-up to Saint Beetus Day. Also:

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Jack-o-Pineapple


Spotted last night at the Trader Vic's in Portland, OR: this dazzling tiki-gourd!