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
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
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
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
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.
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 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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Halloween doesn't have to mean frightful garb and spooky makeup. Have yourself a pretty Halloween and send smiles to your friends' faces rather than shrieks of fear by dressing up as the iconic Hello Kitty. A yellow button nose, her adorable teeny whiskers, and perky bright e ...more
Need to add some spooky ambient fog to your super-scary Halloween party? Rather than shelling out money for a fog machine you'll probably only use once a year, make a trip to the nearest drug store and pick up a bottle of glycerin, a gallon of distilled water, a 2-liter bottle ...more
Skulls. What spooky Halloween décor or staging of Hamlet is complete without a skull or two popping up? For ghoulish special effect and/or setting a dramatic scene, skulls are absolutely integral. Well, with some artistry, hardware supplies, and a good dose of patience, you ca ...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
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
Really we don't distinguish between dolls and creepy dolls - they're all creepy to us - but if you want to go as a particularly gnarly doll this Halloween, take a look at this makeup tutorial. The only thing scarier than a doll, of course, is a doll that's been slightly ripped ...more
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!
Is it just us, or do dolls get scarier as we get older? When we were younger, there was nothing more fun to do on a Sunday afternoon than to play dress up and do pretend tea time with our American Girl dolls. Yet now those unmoving, lifelike eyes and disarming smiles creep the ...more
Serve your Halloween party guests a dessert that's both a treat and a trick by baking and decorating these spooky Blackout cupcakes. Made from copious amounts of chocolate and cocoa powder, these cupcakes are darkly delicious. Check out this cake tutorial for the how-to. Thes ...more
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
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!
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
Michael Myers from the Halloween movie franchise might be one of the scariest villains ever to be depicted on screen. He is a popular Halloween costume choice, but most of the newer masks and other costume products made of Mike Myers are not very faithful to the original—or th ...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.
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.
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
Apply the zipper eye makeup Halloween costume look by gluing real zippers below your eye. This gives a really creepy, skin opening look. Make it more gruesome with fake blood and darker eye makeup. It's originally a MAC makeup look, but many use it for scary costuming or an in ...more
This year for Halloween, don't just settle for the normal cutesy pumpkin carvings—make these creepily charred and contorted miniature jack-o'-lanterns instead. Not only do these mini pumpkins look more menacing than your standard Halloween pumpkin, but they're dried out so the ...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
With James Cameron's "Avatar" being as game changing and visually breathtaking as it is, we're pretty sure that this Halloween you'll be seeing lots of folks looking a little blue...makeup-wise, that is. Whether you're dressing up as a guy Na'vi or a girl Na'vi, this Halloween ...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
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
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
In this Halloween props video series, learn how to make fake blood and other Halloween props from Halloween expert Matt Cail. Matt will show you how to make fake blood for Halloween, using corn syrup and food coloring. He will teach you how to make Halloween props such as fake ...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.
Halloween is by far the most fun holiday we have all year. When else can you dress up in crazy costumes, run around the neighborhood and be given candy for it? The key to a great Halloween costume is to make it as scary as possible, and nothing is scarier than bloody flesh wou ...more
Nothing is scarier than an evil baby doll except maybe an evil Barbie! This Halloween, transform America's sweetheart into her creepy cousin. This tutorial will show you exactly how to apply false lashes and makeup to pull off this beautifully crazy look. So, have fun with it ...more
In this Halloween Science Video Series, Dr. Diana teaches you how to make fake and drinkable blood using ingredients from your kitchen. This recipe is perfect for your Halloween Party. Now all you need is some fangs for that blood to drip down, and you'll have the scariest cos ...more
How to make scary finger for Halloween! This special effects video will demonstrate how to make a convincing nail through a bloody finger. Cool trick for halloween or your next slasher movie!
Etsy is the place to get all your handmade needs and wants met. Etsy encourages personal connections between sellers and consumers. On Etsy you can connect with the handmade and crafty communities, and learn more about the process of making handmade goods like soaps, candles, ...more
During Halloween, spookiness, ickiness, and delicious good fun combine to form one scary good time. And what better way to offer party guests a trick AND a treat than by baking and decorating this creepy mummy cake? Watch the construction of this cake from beginning to end.
There's no reason you should look like everyone else on Halloween. So rule out the Lady Gaga costumes, the Jonah Hex Lilah saloon dresses, and Snookie bump its and dress up as something surprising this Halloween. Simply take a gander at this makeup tutorial to learn how to cr ...more
There are a lot of ways to hurt people, and almost as many ways to make them look like they've been hurt without doing any damage. This video is about the latter. It will teach you how to create some really scary fake zombie flesh wounds, either for a Halloween costume or film ...more
Watch this instructional scrapbooking video to make a Halloween card with a scary mummy design. This is a spooky Halloween card for anyone who won't be going trick-or-treating. You can use store bought cut outs or use recycled scraps of paper and ribbon. This unique card is al ...more