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Inspiration \ OCT 19th 2011

The Complete DIY Halloween Post

“Boys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange?”

Kids, grown-ups and the ageless are all looking forward to Halloween. Every year, October 31st brings out the good and the spooky in people. It’s a day of tricks, of treats, of scares and of laughs. But without a doubt, one of the best things about Halloween is getting ready for Halloween.

We’ve gathered a bunch of great sources to help you prepare for the Halloween of a lifetime. Whether you’re a Halloween fanatic or one of those people who always wait for the last minute, these links will give you the ultimate holiday experience.

Halloween Decorations


Halloween DIY Tombstone

Learn how to create your very own creepy decor that will scare the livin’ daylight out of you right in your own home.

Pumpkinrot:  Documenting wacky Halloween decorations through the years

Video: How to make outdoor Halloween decorations with ease

‘Scissors-only’ Halloween homemade decorations for beginners

A poor man’s party bash: Low-budget Halloween decorations

Lights, Graveyard, Action!:  Practical tips to keep in mind when decorating your yard

Party Decoration Tips:  Helpful ideas for planning the perfect party design, from fake blood to coffins

Home and Garden Halloween Decorations

A green Halloween: 4 Eco-Friendly Outdoor Decorating Ideas

Spooky Halloween Decorations

“Spook”tacular Halloween Decorations! Step-by-step video

2011 Halloween Trends

How To Make Styrofoam Tombstones For Halloween – Step-by-step guide

Create a Pumpkin Book! 


Book Pumpkin

Halloween Costumes


iPhone Costume

Tired of the old skeleton suit? Find ideas for unique Halloween costumes!

DIY Halloween Costumes:  dozens of creative and unique costume ideas

Keep with the times: Create an iphone 4 constume!

How To Create Eco-Friendly Halloween Costumes: National Geographic saves the day

Unhappily Ever After Costumes: ‘Snow Fright’, ‘RIPunzel’ and more

Geeks Costume Ideas from the New York Comic-Con

Funniest Pet Halloween Costumes Ever: 2011 Edition

Revenge of the Nerds: Geeky Tech Costume Ideas

Awesome Halloween Costumes Worn By “The Office” Characters

Halloween Make-Up Tutorials: Videos and tips

 Out of the Ordinary Costumes: Original DIY Costumes


Desaturated-Santa Costume

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Inspiration


Lego Man Pumpkin by kennymatic, Flickr

Incredible pics of crazy pumpkin carvings, plus numerous patterns and templates to carve your own.

Download Tons of Free Pumpkin Carving Templates

Pumpkin Carving 101 Video: Learn how to carve and have fun from a pumpkin specialist

Don’t feel like carving? Try Pumpkin Painting

Pumpkin Inspiration:  25 incredible carved pumpkins for your inspiration

Pumpkin Alternatives: Short on pumpkins? Check out these 10 alternatives for Jack-O’-Lanterns

More Awsome Photos of Carved Pumpkins

3D Pumpkin Carvings: So real that you’re sure to get scared

Disney Pumpkin Templates: Get your kids to carve their favorite Disney characters

How to Carve A Justin Bieber Pumpkin

Safety Tips: Protect yourself from the dangers of pumpkin carving


Painted Pumpkins

Halloween Treats


Spooky Punch

When the kids come knocking, you want to give them the yummiest and spookiest treats. Check out these recipes for the freakiest snacks.

Itsy, bitsy and delicious: Spooky Spiders

Funny Bones: Look like the real thing, but taste so sweet!

Black Rats: Yummi rodents that everyone loves

Marshmallow Witches: Harmless but super-tasty

Zombie Cupcakes: If you eat them, you become one

Freaky Witches Fingers Good in a creepy way

Jell-O Blood Worms: They only look gross

White Meringue Ghosts: A gourmet treat

Hoot hoot Sweet Owl Cookies

Forked Eyeballs 

Kids-Friendly Halloween Treats



Vintage Halloween


Halloween Vintage Lanterns by ghostofhalloweenspast, Flickr

The past will definitely come back to haunt you after you take a look at these retro Halloween collections!

Halloween Collectibles

Vintage Halloween Flickr Group: Dozens of photos exploring Halloween through the years

Halloween Collector:  Rare items for Halloween enthusiasts

Halloween Vintage Postcards: Incredible collection of retro Halloween cards

Terryfing Halloween photos:  Hard to believe, but this is how people used to dress up for Halloween

Retro Halloween Ads:   How Brands used to dress up for the holiday


Halloween Vintage Toys by raining rite, Flickr


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