Tell us about your Halloween candy preferences, and other things besides

With so many costumes adorning this election season, you might think the Halloween get-ups are overkill. Think again, because David Ng and B.R. Cohen are here to present the official universal survey about your candy favorites for the 2016 hierarchical delineation of candy virtue.

Halloween safety video from 1977


Centron Corp. was good enough to prepare this helpful safety video for pre-helicopter parenting days. Oh, for the days when you'd send your kids out for a night of trick-or-treating at strangers' houses with nary an adult in sight, all the time wearing sight-restricting masks and dark clothes. Read the rest

Using machine-learning to auto-gen scary faces and hauntify buildings


The Nightmare Machine is an MIT project to use machine learning image-processing to make imagery for Hallowe'en. Read the rest

This Ghostbusters Ecto1 Wheelchair Halloween Costume is Totally Amazing


IMGURian Ryan S. Miller posted this wonderful series of images: “Here is Jeremy's Costumer this year...The Ghostbusters Ecto-1!”

“Every year we've tried to step up the scale of the costume builds we do for Jeremy,” Ryan says. “This year we put it to a vote and our friends choose the Ghostbusters Ecto-1!”

Check it out in action, below.

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Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Wheelchair Costume


Ryan Scott Miller outdid himself with this terrific wheelchair costume that Jeremy will be sporting this Halloween: "This year we put it to a vote and our friends choose the Ghostbusters Ecto-1!" Well-played, sir! Read the rest

Roundup of the dumbest Halloween costumes of 2016


Here's a small sampling of the dozens of Halloween costumes posted for the purpose of ridicule on io9.

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Make: "Mad scientist test-tube rack"


John Park, the maker's maker, explains in detail how to make this glowing mad scientist test-tube rack that you can use as a Hallowe'en decoration and/or household mood light. Read the rest

Spooky Batnado socks


They're $10 for knee-highs or midcalf, 58% cotton, 40% polyester, 2% spandex. Love the design! (via The Everyday Goth) Read the rest

Check out this bloody, dismembered leg... cake.


Sweet-toothed cannibals rejoice! Yolanda Gampp's Halloween bloody buttercream and vanilla leg cake looks absolutely delicious.

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Fantastic hand-crocheted E.T. costume for 2-year-old


Stephanie Pokorny freehand crocheted this out-of-this-world E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial costume for her son Jack, age 2! The project took her four days.

"He is free handed and made with no pattern," she said. "I literally just tried it on him as I created and stopped when it fit right!"

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How to make an omnivoyant Halloween pumpkin


The photograph rather explains itself, in terms of craftsmanship, but Christine Friar's guide to making this delightful Halloween piece is worth reading all the way through

Spooping season is here, and if you’re like me you’re excited enough to make one small decoration. You’re not here to win any awards, but it’d be nice if your hands could manufacture a seasonal totem that you could catch out of the corner of your eye while moving through your home and say, “That’s the stuff.” Googly eyes are a really great supply for this level of commitment to the arts.
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Bake: spooky chocolate chip cookies


Long story short: start with a reliable chocolate chip cookie recipe (this one has chia!), bake and decorate with sugar pears, slivered almonds, food coloring markers (I didn't know that these were a thing, but these are a thing!) and some sculpting tools. (via Geeks Are Sexy) Read the rest

How haunters remember their own among 2016's deaths


Dan Howland from the dearly departed Journal of Ride Theory snapped these all-the-feels tombstones at this year's Davis Graveyard (previously) haunt. Read the rest

Cool melting skull makeup tutorial


If you start practicing now, you might be ready to debut Desi Perkins' creepy melting skull makeup for Halloween. Read the rest

Super cool skull sculpture uses magnets, how do they work?


Ferrofluid is so awesome.

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Face and body paint crayons


Halloween is here and it was time for some new face paint. These crayons are very easy to use.

A bit less exact than a brush, these crayons are a fast and simple way to put paint on whomever is your canvas. The 12 colors are bright, and vibrant; showing well against the various skin colors in our household. Soap and warm water washes it right off.

I suggest wearing latex gloves as you apply it, the paint doesn't dry and gets a bit slippery on my fingers.

Great for use on your budding juggalo!

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When you grow a pumpkin inside a plastic mold, this is what happens


“What happens when you grow a pumpkin inside a plastic mold,” shared by IMGURian "WuTangClams."

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