How haunters remember their own among 2016's deaths

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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

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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?

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Ferrofluid is so awesome.

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Face and body paint crayons

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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!

Dress Up America 12 Color Face Paint Safe & Non-Toxic Face and Body Crayons Read the rest

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

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

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Canadian Home Depot removes "peeping tom" halloween prop

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After a customer in Canada complained about the Tapping Creeper, Home Depot removed the Halloween prop from its shelves.

From Fortune:

Breanne Hunt-Wells, who is a mother of two, told CBC that she feels the decoration downplays voyeurism, which can often lead to sexual assault or rape. She also said that she ”failed to see the humor in it.”

“It makes light of a very serious crime,” she said. “Voyeurism is a crime in Canada.”

It's still available in Home Depots in the US and online. Read the rest

Howto: make a fearsome prop battle-axe

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The October issue of Make is focused on making props and costume armor (natch!) and on the website, master propmaker Shawn Thorsson shares an elaborate and fearsome set of instructions for making your own gigantic, embossed battle-axe. Read the rest

Animatronic, maniacally giggling spooky eyeball doorbell

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We went to our neighborhood Halloween store yesterday to find cool stuff with which to celebrate the best holiday of the year, and came home with one of these $30 animated, spooky eyeball doorbells, which I am now officially obsessed with. Read the rest

Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" - the pop-up book edition

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Pop-up book veterans David Pelham and Christopher Wormell have collaborated on a just-in-time-for-ween edition of Edgar Allen Poe's magnificent torch, 1845's The Raven.

Haunted Mansion tiki mugs!

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They're on sale at Trader Sam's at the Disneyland Hotel for $30, limit 2 per customer. (Excited about this, but Trader Sam's needed another reason for crazy, badly managed queues like it needed a hole in its draught beer pressure system). (Thanks, Cecil!) Read the rest

Donald Trump They Live mask

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Trick or Treat Studios is accepting pre-orders for their $70, official They Live Donald Trump Hallowe'en mask, the first in a series of masks based on the 2016 presidential candidates, which will be released in late Sept/early Oct. Read the rest

Googly-eye-face Hallowe'en costume

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Lana covered her face in adhesive googly-eyes and won trypophobic, slo-mo Hallowe'en. (via JWZ) Read the rest

Reverse trick-or-treating

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It's when you carry a frame and door to someone else's door, while dressed as someone who's staying at home and giving out candy; you interpose your door between you and their door, ring the bell, and when they answer, they're confronted with your door, with a PLEASE KNOCK sign. They knock, you open up, and offer them candy. Trick-airity ensues. (via Reddit) Read the rest

The Candy Hierarchy 2015: your essential guide to Halloween treats

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ABSTRACT

It’s always about the candy. The Candy Hierarchy is full up with this “joy induction” measurement, this thing that the co-principle investigators (PIs) Cohen and Ng go on about each year. From 2006 to 2013, the PIs conducted a longitudinal study, more or less guided by PI expertise and whim (or whimsical expertise) and possible corporation sponsorship. Research by others in the field sought to refute the findings, obviously unsuccessfully. Yet the PIs were so moved by the yearly outpouring of commentary that they opened up the study to additional data sources, namely people. People who the PIs surveyed. Or is it whom? Anyway, nobody cares - this is about sugar. The 2014 Candy Hierarchy was thus defined by data analysis of 43,767 votes obtained from 1286 individuals. Good for them. But not good enough for science. Because the 2015 Candy Hierarchy doubled down and reworked the whole thing with all kinds of more stuff. This hierarchy therefore presents the newly calculated 2015 rankings, based on a total of 518,605 data points obtained from 5459 individuals in a randomized fashion. It also provides the raw data from a secondary study that sought to understand the character of the survey takers, or rather how character affects joy induction. It’s all in there, just go check out the figures. TRANSCRIPTION OF THIS MORNING’S CONFERENCE PROCEEDING DISCUSSION, WITH DR. COHEN AND DR. NG.

BC: Don’t you love how they call us Dr.?

DN: I don’t mind. Read the rest

Everyone's favorite underground club Halloween anthem from 1984

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From the 1980s, an era when I wore copious amount of black eyeliner, and Ministry's Al Jourgensen cultivated a faux English accent, we bring you the underground club anthem "(Every Day Is) Halloween."

(Fan video via YouTube.)

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Parents: beware of the Infant Catcherbots

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A poster from Scarfolk, the English horror-town that loops through the decade 1970-1980, over and over, warns of the Infant Catcherbots that roam the town's roads, looking for children whose parents unwisely hid them from the civic trials of the 1970s. Read the rest

Inkjet Samhain: awesome, printable Hallowe'en masks

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Super Punch's annual roundup of printable Hallowe'en masks includes some old faves and some stunning new entries in the race to celebrate a truly incredible inkjet Samhain. Read the rest

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