How Mask Makers Turn Silicone Into Glorious Guts and Gore

If you're looking for ideas on how to transform yourself into a disease-ridden horned demon this month, you'll want to head behind-the-scenes at Immortal Masks. The Hollywood-based company designs high-end creature masks for special effects teams in film. Or anyone who wants to seriously scare the shit out of… » 10/20/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Got an Empty Cereal Box? You Can Easily Make a Slick Star Wars Costume

If you haven't outgrown your love of Halloween, but don't have as much time as you'd like to dedicate to designing an awesome costume, Steve Wintercroft has got your back. On his site you'll find a bunch of patterns for easy but detailed Halloween masks, including this stormtrooper getup that surprisingly detailed for… » 10/20/14 12:58pm Today 12:58pm

Smartphones Turn These Masks Into Incredible Animated Halloween Costumes

Proving that sometimes all it takes is a popular YouTube video to kickstart a successful business, Mark Rober, the guy who made the gaping hole in your gut costume using two iPads a few years ago, is back with even more easy but impressive costume ideas. And that includes a line of Halloween masks that come to life » 10/09/14 11:00am 10/09/14 11:00am

Hack-O-Lantern Turns Your Kid's Pumpkin Into an Interactive Spooker

Except for maybe the addition of child-safe power tools, not much has changed in decades when it comes to carving a Jack-o-lantern. But if you want Halloween to be about more than gutting a pumpkin and sugar rushes, LittleBits has come out with a simple kit that turns a Jack-o-lantern into a lesson about basic… » 10/03/14 8:47am 10/03/14 8:47am

Give Up Now, This Alien Human-Pilot Mask Already Won Halloween

You can go ahead and scrap your plans for that 'hilarious' bent iPhone costume you've been planning, because even though October's not even here yet, we've already clearly got a winner for this year's best Halloween getup. And it only takes mere seconds to put on, no hours spent in a makeup chair. » 9/29/14 12:37pm 9/29/14 12:37pm

Try These Nike Knockoffs for Your Back to the Future Halloween Costume

For those who simply can't hold out for power laces, the Halloween costume version of Marty McFly's Nikes from Back to the Future Part II are quite convincing. And unlike the limited-edition Air Mags that Nike produced in 2011, which are going for bajillions of dollars on eBay, these can be yours for only $99. » 9/15/14 2:12pm 9/15/14 2:12pm

Jaw-Dropping Proof That NASA Rocket Scientists Carve the Best Pumpkins

The internet's chock full of wonderful ways to carve a Halloween pumpkin every year, but few can hold a glowing candle to what the scientists, engineers, and researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab come up with. Every year the lab holds a pumpkin carving competition and the results, and the carving techniques, are… » 11/01/13 12:52pm 11/01/13 12:52pm

Cramming For Anatomy Is Easier When Your Book Turns Into a Skeleton

Because unfortunately movie versions of medical textbooks are all too rare, if you're cramming for an upcoming exam on the human skeletal system and the last thing you want to do is spend the night reading, this wonderful $32 tome can be turned into an almost six-foot tall paper skeleton. Nothing beats hands-on… » 10/31/13 5:20pm 10/31/13 5:20pm

Where Monsters Come From, or Bad Paleontology

Ancient myths of dragons, titans, and giants—inhuman creatures battling it out on an alien earth before mankind—are easy enough to find. Seemingly every culture has them. What's perhaps more surprising is that many of these tales of deformed and monstrous beings, whether terrifying dragons or beneficent heroes armed… » 10/31/13 5:01pm 10/31/13 5:01pm

Has Anyone Ever Actually Poisoned or Put Razors in Halloween Candy?

Remember your mom sorting through your Halloween candy as a kid, looking for signs of ‘tainted’ candy laced with poison, needles or razor blades? It turns out, unless she was just using it as an excuse to steal the good candy before you got it, she was wasting her time. You are more likely to get attacked by a samurai… » 10/31/13 4:00pm 10/31/13 4:00pm

8 Unfortunate Vintage Candy Wrappers

According to a recent article on Smithsonian.com, the notion that poison candy is routinely distributed to unsuspecting children on Halloween is a myth perpetrated by advice columnists Dear Abby and Ann Landers in the 1980s and ’90s. But historically, candy meant for young consumers has sported poisonous-sounding, WTF… » 10/31/13 3:20pm 10/31/13 3:20pm

Make a Spooky Smoke Waterfall Using Sticky Notes and Fire

Here's an awesome experiment you can try if you're looking for a last minute way to decorate your cubicle or house for Halloween. It's particularly great if you have one of those tiny relaxing waterfalls at your disposal, since replacing the water with cascading smoke is sure to have everyone thinking you're some kind… » 10/31/13 12:20pm 10/31/13 12:20pm