Watch Pee-wee Herman's Halloween appearances on David Letterman (1983 and 1984)

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Pee-wee's sage trick-or-treating advice: "Don't eat any apples you can shave with."

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Dance to Ministry's "(Everyday Is) Halloween"

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Al Jourgensen may prefer to forget that he once cultivated an English accent and created this underground club hit, but on this day, we happily remember Ministry's "(Everyday Is) Halloween" from 1984. Above, a fan video cut up from horror films.

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The Candy Hierarchy for 2016: Halloween's best and worst treats

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The results of our survey are in. This year's list of the most loved and hated Halloween treats has a surprise in store!

Winning Hallowe'en: animated Stranger Things Demogorgon costume

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Uploaded by redditor Ins1der, who attributes it to Instagram user Cblimagery, an Indiana resident. Read the rest

How to: Poop Emoji hairdo

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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"

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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