HOWTO: terrifying Deep Dreaming costume


Normally, choosing to dress up for Hallowe'en as a sassy pop-culture meme means you're not going as a terrifying monstrosity from our cultural nightmares -- but with the Deep Dreaming costume, you can be both, with dogs! Read the rest

Be a Minecraft creeper this halloween, $13

Minecraft Creeper

As I continue to search for a Halloween costume, I thought the kids might be more familiar with a Minecraft creeper!

A couple years back, Cory shared this DIY creeper costume. I don't have that level of commitment, but for $13 this might be a lot easier to wear than the Stay Puft Marshmallow man I've been considering.

My daughter finds minecraft a bit tough, I'm told its the version she is playing and I/we should try another. I wonder if she'll enjoy this...

Minecraft Box Heads, Creeper via Amazon Read the rest

Nerdcore Ghostbusters rap video starring the Atlanta Ghostbusters


djBC writes, "Atlanta nerdcore rapper Tribe One teams up with producer and mashup artist dj BC for this Ghostbusters-inspired rap joint. The video was shot at Bootie Dragon Con and on location at an abandoned farm on the outskirts of Atlanta, and stars members of the Atlanta Ghostbusters cosplay group. If you want to add the song to your Halloween playlist, it's free to download." Read the rest

AT-AT dog costume


Thinkgeek's $30 AT-AT Walker dog costumes come in S-XL. Read the rest

Skull face tube mask


When I go out trick-or-treating with my daughter, she asks me why I won't wear a costume. My answer is that I can't be bothered wearing uncomfortable makeup and clothes. This year, to appease her I bought this skull face tube mask for $1 (with free shipping) from Amazon. I would have bought the $2 Guy Fawkes mask but I don't want my entire face covered with a piece of weird-smelling plastic. Read the rest

Gory wound bandaids

The actual injury under your Boo-Boo bandage is almost certainly less disturbing than the one printed on its surface. Read the rest

Skeletal, poseable life-size critters

Just got a good ole look at these things at Burbank's spectacular Halloween Town; they're poseable, have a nice, grippy matte foam-rubber finish, and are so swell that I may just go back for the whole set! Read the rest

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." Read the rest

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. Read the rest

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!

Big Hero 6 jack-o-lantern

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. Read the rest

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! Read the rest

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: Read the rest

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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