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!).

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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!" Read the rest

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. Read the rest

Just look at these spooky banana ghosts


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: Read the rest


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

Halloween in Japan

A fantastic selection of photos from Japan Times. Read the rest

Friday the 13th skull-spoons

The Jason Voorhees/Friday the 13th spoons from Black Death 777 are $37 each, made from recycled old silverware. (via Oh Gizmo) Read the rest

Make your own geometrical papercraft mask

Wintercroft's Etsy storefront is full of beautiful, downloadable plans for making geometrical animal- and horror-masks from recycled cardboard boxes. It's a great, simple way to make the perfect Hallowe'en costume. Read the rest

Spooky lips

Just one of the many outstanding creations of Eva Senín Pernas, a talented make-up artist. (via Seanan McGuire) Read the rest

Your favorite horror icons as evil vinyl figures

Just in time for Halloween, check out these cool vinyl figures of some of the most iconic characters in the horror genre, courtesy of A Large Evil Corporation. Read the rest

Downton Abbey costume

Rob Cockerham says: "I finished my halloween costume, it is Downton Abbey. The abbey itself." Read the rest

LISTEN: Run DMC meets Danny Elfman (spooky!)

DJ BC sends us his latest mashup -- Run DMC's "I'm the King of Rock" crossed with "This is Hallowe'en Town" -- BOO! (MP3) Read the rest

Typewriter-parts cat

New from Jeremy Meyer, who makes brilliant assemblage sculptures out of typewriter parts: Cat XXI, a classic Hallowe'en cat rendered skeletal and wistful through the medium of obsolete mechanical components. Read the rest

HOWTO make a "cyber tank girl" Hallowe'en costume

Becky Stern's created a totally awesome "cyber tank girl" costume based on electronics components from Adafruit, centered around a flexible, LED-lit 3D printed bandoleer. I saw much of her costume in person in NYC this week and it looks this good in person. Read the rest

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