When your children have finished trick or treating throughout the neighborhood, watch this video series and learn how to throw a children's Halloween party. Karen Weisman shows you great Halloween decoration ideas. Learn how to make a scary tree, a spider, and a spiderweb tabl ...more
Scary Halloween Decorations
Since it's October and Halloween is fast approaching, it's time for a series of articles on how to make the coolest Steampunk Halloween decorations for your home! In this installment, we'll look at some jack-o'-lanterns, skulls, and a few other things that are easy to Steampun ...more
Halloween inspires all of us to scare the willies out of friends and family. Nothing gets people more in the Halloween mood than being spooked, right? Check out this video to learn how to pull off a scary Halloween "message on a mirror" prank. You'll need a mirror that's next ...more
Out of time and/or money to put together a costume for Halloween? Don't give up! You can make a variety of interesting and creepy Halloween costumes just by raiding your closet. Here are a couple good ideas for simple but effective costumes.
Hosting a Halloween party and looking for some inspiration? ThreadBanger's Decor It Yourself is here to help with a few spooky ideas that can be thrown together at home and for cheap! Projects include eerie terrariums, adding red to the eyes in your portrait wall art, and bloo ...more
You may or may not care about this, but sometimes it physically upsets me when I see gears stuck together haphazardly, with no concern for whether their teeth interlock. I mean, what do you do with non-interlocking gears? So when I sat down to design a paper chain of gears, I ...more
Eyeballs are spooky any time of the year, not just at Halloween. Whether they're on a necklace chain as evil eye pendants or simply being displayed as diagrams at the optomotrist's office, they're inherently creepy. Which is why they're so perfect for adding to your spooky Ha ...more
In this video you learn how to make fun, creative, and cheap decorations for Halloween. You learn how to make Halloween "Koozies" and how to make a Halloween tree. This video shows the materials you'll need to make each one. The materials you'll need for the "Koozies" are 1/4 ...more
This how-to video series shows how to make a Scary Skull, just in time for Halloween. Starting with a Linberg skull kit, these steps will help you transform the new-looking model skull into a creepy rotting pirate skull. Check out these video holiday decorating tutorials and l ...more
Jason Voorhees single-handedly terrified millions of American children away from ever going to summer camp, and his iconic mask can still send people running to this day. This video will show you how to can quickly and easily make your own Friday the 13th Jason Voorhees mask o ...more
Zombies are in, as always, and if you want to ride the wave of zombie madness this Halloween, check out this two-part video guide. It will teach you how to create really scary professional-looking zombie makeup for your face that will convince just about anyone you're out to e ...more
In this video series, watch as professional makeup artist Matt Cail teaches how to do scary clown makeup for Halloween. In this step by step makeup lesson learn how to apply the base paint, how to add triangles and fake blood, and really turn clowns into an evil thing. Take a ...more
Want to scare your friends so good on Halloween that they'll have nightmares about you for ages to come? Then you have stumbled upon the right makeup tutorial. Take a gander at this makeup video to learn how to use wax - yes, wax - to create a dripping effect that'll make you ...more
During the rest of the year we doubt you'd be even remotely interested in watching a makeup tutorial on how to look like Ursula from "The Little Mermaid. After all, the evil sea queen was a (literally) big pain in the ass for everyone and looked more frightening than beautiful ...more
Carving a pumpkin is an American Halloween tradition. It may seem intimidating, but it's really quite simple. If you need help to create the perfect Jack O Lantern, read on! This page will show you how to carve a pumpkin, step by step. If you want your Halloween guests greeted ...more
Get into the Halloween spirit with these terrifying mummy hot dogs! They're easy to make and this free video cooking lesson presents a complete overview. For all of the details, and to get started making festive, festering mummy dogs yourself, take a look.
The Terminator— it might not seem like an obvious choose for a woman's Halloween costume, unless you're thinking of the T-X from "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines", played by Kristanna Loken. But this Halloween makeup look actually feels more like the Governator's famous por ...more
In this clip, we learn how to create a DIY latex monster mask for Halloween or other fancy-dress event. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started creating your own one-of-a-kind monster masks, watch this fun video guide.
We didn't think Jim Carey's portrayal of Joker could ever be topped...that is, until we witnessed Heath Ledger work his magic as one of the scariest and most demented Jokers we've ever seen. Crazy and evil in the most delicious way, this Joker wore a sort of psychotic makeup t ...more
We know dolls are supposed to be children's toys, but there's something about them that scares the living daylights out of us. Maybe, just maybe, it's those lifelike eyes that appear almost too real to be fake? That seem to follow us as we move around the room? Okay, maybe we' ...more
Creativity and well thought-out planning are qualities to be admired when choosing a costume for Halloween. Going out in hordes to purchase the same 'ol outfits from a local costume warehouse means you're probably wearing the same thing as thousands of other people. Creating ...more
Just about the only times you'd ever want to look like your throats been slit open is if you're acting or it's Halloween. Whatever the occasion, this video will teach you how to create a really realistic yet easy slashed throat look with makeup and latex.
Zombies will probably not be as popular a Halloween costume as vampires or werewolves this Halloween, which means all the more chance for you to stand out and look spectacular if you're dressing up as one! If your little kid has his heart set on becoming a flesh gobbling undea ...more
One of the best times to get creative during the year is Halloween, and if you're one of those people that like to make your own costumes and decorations, then here's a little something you can do for that scary night... A GHOST!!! Video: . Materials You'll need the following ...more
Scary Jerry shows you how to improve your Halloween decorations this year with his black light ghost Halloween prop. This is a cool looking ghost that creates a scary looking effect thanks to the black light.
Scary Jerry shows you how to improve your Halloween decorations this year with his static zombie Halloween prop. It's split up into two parts, so watch both to make sure you get all of the details on making this life-sized zombie prop. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a static zombie ...more
For Halloween, most people want to go all out when it comes to decorating their homes with spooky, scary decorations. I myself decided that for this year I would go ahead and try something more realistic, which is why I went to my local thrift store and purchased a stuffed dog ...more
When you're a kid, the best part about Halloween is the free candy, but if you're past your trick-or-treating years, there are still plenty of things you can do. With all the costumes, scary stories, and pranks, what's not to love? And now, you can even use your smartphone to ...more
Earlier this week, we learned that you can get people to put more money in a tip jar simply by drawing eyes on it. But what if you want to keep them away from something? Eyes can do that, too, especially when they're Putin's. Check out Overflo's creepy 'Puta Putin' project, a ...more
Store-bought fake blood isn't too expensive, but the consistency and color are always the same. Real blood varies, from bright red when oxygenated (arterial blood) to deep, dark red when deoxygenated (venous blood), and it can be either thick or thin. So to achieve the best sp ...more
A well-executed jack-o'-lantern can be pretty damn impressive, but some of us lack the carving skills necessary to pull it off and end up disappointed. Sometimes you just don't want to put in all the time required to cut open a pumpkin, gut it, and chisel an elaborate face or ...more
Notch loves Halloween. He must, because he keeps putting scarier and scarier things into Minecraft around Halloween time! Today, Minecraft 1.4.2 was released, and it's a doozy. Versions 1.4 and 1.4.1 were actually skipped entirely, as lots of bug-fixes were patched between th ...more
Looking to spice up your Halloween decorations for your yard or party and want to try something new or different? Try balloon twisting! Yes, the stuff that clowns do, it's harder than it looks! In this video you will learn how to create your own giant balloon spider using ball ...more
Use a hot glue gun to craft a large spider web to use for Halloween decorations (or to catch giant mutant flies).
Don't want to be something scary for Halloween? You can be a beautiful faerie instead! Using a blue and white palette with a little silver glitter for accents, this tutorial shows you how to create a lovely sparkly fairy look for yourself!
Don't worry ladies, you can make an easy costume that is both scary and sexy this Halloween, and this video will show you how to do it. It contains detailed instructions for doing the makeup and costume for a sexy female mad scientist. MUWAHAHA!
Halloween just isn't Halloween without your fair share of spooks, frights, and spine-tingling delights. If you're planning to host a Halloween party this year, why not craft your own favor boxes? It's really not as hard as you think. Take a gander at this tutorial to learn ho ...more
Draw scary cartoon witches for Halloween cards and birthday cards. You might be able to use a dry erase marker to trace the drawing steps directly off of the computer screen. Of course, you can only participate in this practice if you have a glass computer screen. Otherwise, u ...more
Fairy costumes are as common as witch costumes or vampire costumes (especially now with the "Twilight" fever) for Halloween. But dark fairies are a whole other category altogether. Rather than the cute pink frills, golden hair, and pixie dust you imagine your typical Disney fa ...more
Are you having a monster mash theme party for Halloween? If you're looking to really spice up your festivities, then match your ghoulish monster decor with your party eats. In this video, you'll be run through how to decorate your cupcakes - dress them up for Halloween, if yo ...more
All the other girls are going to be dressing up as slutty bunnies and slutty witches for Halloween, so stand out from the crowd and turn yourself into something interesting this Halloween by dressing up as this freaky scary female alien. A red, completely bald glittered head, ...more
Little kids either love monsters during Halloween or hate them. But even if your little ghost is not quite of scary movie age yet, she/he will get a kick out of decorating cupcakes into fiendly shapes. In this video you'll be indoctrinated in how to make Monster Mash cupcakes ...more
When Halloween rolls around people go one of two ways: Super scary and gruesome (ie. zombie, werewolf, and witch costumes), or super slutty (the same costumes but with less cloth). But what about the cute, pretty costumes? Help bring pretty back this Halloween by dressing up ...more
You probably decorate your dining room table for Christmas, but what about Thanksgiving? We realize that the big turkey, mashed potatoes, and various other sides take up most of the room on the table, but that doesn't mean you can't add some non-edible flavor. Make your dinin ...more
If you are looking to celebrate the Day of the Dead in style, check out this tutorial. In it, you will learn exactly how to apply makeup to your face so you like like the Sugar Skulls, a Mexican tradition. This look is great for Halloween, too, as well as any occasion where yo ...more
You may be wondering why the heck Medusa looks so pretty in this makeup tutorial, given that she was a horrific, menacing monster with snakes shooting out of her head. Well, before she was turned into a creature who could turn men into stone with a single glance, she was actua ...more
Some of us are going to go all out with our makeup this Halloween, applying horns, lacerations, green makeup, and the works to get that true gory or scary effect. But let's be honest here: The rest of us gals are probably going to stray more on the dramatically beautiful, slig ...more
We expect everyone and their mother to dress up as a vampire this Halloween, so why not stand out from the crowd by donning a costume that's pretty rather than scary and creepy? Bring pretty back by dressing up as Mother Earth or a nymph/fairy. Take a look at this makeup tuto ...more
Go beyond the broomstick and pointy hat! Use the Cinema Secrets special effects prosthetics and makeup collection to make yourself look like a warty, scary witch. This is a perfect way to make an impact with a traditional Halloween costume.
Candy corn doesn't have to be reserved for Halloween alone. The fun, sugary fall treat can also be eaten and used for decorations for that much beloved other fall holiday, Thanksgiving. Take a gander at this video to see how to craft a cute - and very fragrant - candy corn wr ...more
Halloween is the one day of the year you could paint your face blue, wear a clown costume, and walk down the street with no one giving you a second glance. The spooktacular holiday is the perfect time to go crazy with your makeup and do wild looks, but we understand if you pre ...more
It's Halloween, and you're looking for some good ideas to make for the next party. Using two bundt cakes, colored fondant, some icing and a little gumpaste, you can make a cake that looks just like a pumpkin. Then add a few decorations, and you've got a jack o lantern cake! Pa ...more
Warning: this video does not demonstrate the actual instructions for making this spooky Halloween LED light up pumpkin that blasts a truck horn. Check out http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/10/howto_tuesday_scariest_pu.html for more information and a complete build process. ...more
One of the reasons we love Halloween is because the spooktacular holiday lets us go all out and get crazy with our makeup without getting condescending, awkward looks on the street. Be creative this year—and challenge your makeup-applying muscles—by applying this really scary ...more
All you need is a small piece of foldable paper to make this origami jumping spider. Fold a bunch to send out as part of a goody bag for a Halloween party, or scatter them on a table for a spooky effect.
The Cheshire cat from "Alice in Wonderland" has always beguiled and confused us. Such a cute, round kitty could never mean us any harm, right? Maybe not. The evil kitty's mischevious grin is enough to give us the willies. So whom better to dress up as for Halloween? Give your ...more
Dirt pudding is one of the tastiest and easiest dessert concoctions, and for Halloween this year, spook-ify the avenger dirt pudding with layers of yummy worms, sticks and ghosts. This fun-to-assemble chocolate pudding layered with crushed sandwich cookies, pretzels and lots o ...more
Maleficent was one of the original Disney villains. With snake-like green eyes, a long and angular face, and pale skin so pallid it looked green, she looked beautiful in the most scary way possible. Some say she was the most powerful and sinister of all the Disney villains, ca ...more
Want a easy way to create some scary ambience for your Halloween party? This tutorial teaches you how to decorate a china ball paper lamp with creepy bugs and spiders. You will need double sided tape, and black foam. Watch this how to video and you will be able to create a sca ...more
In this software tutorial you will learn a quick and dirty way to extract a monster from its background using Photoshop CS3. This technique of using the history tool doesn't work on all images, but it is definitely interesting. Create your own scary Halloween monsters with som ...more