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Awesome Halloween

Ghost Drone

Ghost Drone

Looking for a fun way to scare the neighborhood kids this Halloween? Got a drone lying around? Then you’ll definitely want to check out this amusing flying ghost gimmick. As one YouTube commenter pointed out, it would look even better flying at night with backlights.

100 Years of Halloween Costumes

100 Years of Halloween Costumes

Mode recounts some of the many different costumes that have been worn by women celebrating Halloween since the early 1900s. The looks range from creepy, to weird, to funny, to sexy. Is it just us or does that first mask remind you of that movie Frank?

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Self-Carving Pumpkin

Self-Carving Pumpkin

The Crazy Russian Hacker shows off a simple trick which allows the pressure build-up from dry ice to pop out pieces of a pre-cut pumpkin. It’s a silly effect, but a fun Halloween party trick. We’re guessing that a more tightly sealed pumpkin would be much more explosive.

M.O.B. x Mondo Horror Sweaters

M.O.B. x Mondo Horror Sweaters
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Instead of going with a conventional costume this year, why not wear one of these awesome knit sweaters, inspired by A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th and Halloween. It’s probably not going to be cold enough to wear a scarf, but those are cool too. (Thanks Mia!)

Doge Mask

Doge Mask
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Yes, the doge meme is pretty long in the tooth, but we still dig these hilarious doge masks as a cheap and easy way to costume this Halloween. Simply put one on, and slap on some sticky notes with phrases like “wow” and “so scare,” and you’re all set.

Missing Body Parts Candy

Missing Body Parts Candy
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Not sure if we’re watching too many zombie shows or just really excited for Halloween, but when we saw this gruesome two pound box filled with tasty gummy eyeballs, fingers and brains, we didn’t care – we had to have it.

The Door Monster

The Door Monster

YouTuber White Lightning HQ’s house has large entrance doors that have small windows on them. So he and his brother made a costume for the door that made it look like it was a monster giving out candy to trick or treaters.

NASA Pumpkin Carving 2014

NASA Pumpkin Carving 2014

Former NASA employee Mark Rober visited his friends at the NASA JPL to check out their annual pumpkin carving contest. See what they came up with just one hour and a handful of gizmos and a lot of imagination.

A Guide to Candy Trading

A Guide to Candy Trading

Halloween is over, and unless you live somewhere that it snowed, you’ve loaded up on candy. But what to do if you prefer Reeses to Skittles or vice versa? Zefrank has dusted off his classic guide to swapping for the candy you want.

Life as a Skeleton

Life as a Skeleton

Artist collective Gentleman Scholar celebrates Halloween by making this silly animated short called The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Skeleton. We bet he’d be mad rich by being a horror – or comedy – star.

The Headless Horseman

The Headless Horseman

Mario and Fafa attempt to release the true spirit of Halloween by playing an Iron Maiden record backwards. Unfortunately, they seem to have summoned something far worse – the thing that wouldn’t leave.

Halloween Meatloaf of Rat

Halloween Meatloaf of Rat

Charles Phoenix’s horrifying Halloween dish. The Halloween Meatloaf of Rat is made of ground meat, chicken feet, a kielbasa, olives and radishes carved to look like bloodshot eyes, spaghetti and lots of ketchup inside.

26 Facts About Halloween

26 Facts About Halloween

Mental Floss runs down a bunch of not-so-scary tidbits we’re pretty sure you didn’t know about Halloween. We’re just glad we no longer have to carve gourd, turnip and beet jack-o-lanterns. Also, John Green needs a serious costume makeover.

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How to Make a Halloween Song

How to Make a Halloween Song

Brett Domino follows up on his previous music lessons, this time giving us tips on how to create the funk of 40,000 years on his Keytar. And just like Michael Jackson, he’s got mini-movie music video coming out too.

20 Ways to Sing Thriller

20 Ways to Sing Thriller

Anthony Vincent went all out for the Halloween episode of Ten Second Songs, dressing up as zombie Michael Jackson and singing the King of Pop’s Thriller in a variety of voices, from Oingo Boingo to Scary Spice.

Psych-O-Lantern

Psych-O-Lantern

Artist Yuliya Tsukerman spent weeks painstakingly carving dozens of pumpkins, then mimicking the composition and edits to replicate the classic shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Side-by-side comparison here.

Wintercroft Masks

Wintercroft Masks
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Need a quick and easy costume for Halloween? Steve Wintercroft makes polygonal mask templates that fit on A4 paper or card stock. The designs are blank, so feel free to spice them up with colored paper or doodles.

Maymo & Penny Trick-or-Treat

Maymo & Penny Trick-or-Treat

Maymo and Penny are a couple of lemon beagles. They (or at least their owners) seem to like dressing up for Halloween. This year, they tried on many costumes, and receive a wide variety of treats in exchange for their humiliation.

The Haunted Photobooth

The Haunted Photobooth

A seemingly innocent photobooth lures subjects in to grab some old-school selfies, then scares them half to death in this simple, yet effective Halloween prank. It never gets old, does it? (Thanks, Eli!)

Kids, I Ate Your Candy 3

Kids, I Ate Your Candy 3

For the third straight year, Jimmy Kimmel asked parents to play a cruel prank on their kids and tell them they ate all their Halloween candy. Some of these kids are going to be scarred for life. And Kimmel better watch his back.

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NASA Pumpkin Carving Contest

NASA Pumpkin Carving Contest

Leave it to the rocket scientists of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs to take pumpkin carving to the next level with these crazy creations from their 1-hour contest. We know it’s a squash, but our favorite has to be the barfing fondue monster.

This is Halloween A Capella

This is Halloween A Capella

It took vocalist Dan Buckley about five nights to record all of the 66 different voice tracks he used to create his cover of Danny Elfman’s spooky holiday classic This is Halloween from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Cyriak’s Halloween Costume

Cyriak’s Halloween Costume

Cyriak is known for making some crazy animations, so we would expect no less from him with the release of his short Halloween clip, showing off his scary new costume. You’re better than us if you don’t jump from your seat.

Dead Man’s Bones

Dead Man’s Bones

Nathan Barnatt dusts off the skeleton in his closet and does a little Halloween dance that starts out with his usual liveliness, but gets a little creepy in the middle. The track is from Ryan Gosling & Zack Shields’ Dead Man’s Bones.

Ultimate Scare Prank Freak-outs

Ultimate Scare Prank Freak-outs

Rather than running away in fear, punching pranksters in the face seems to be a common thread in these hilarious reactions to scary pranks which you should not try this Halloween (unless you want to get punched in the face).

Clueless Gamer: PC Horror Edition

Clueless Gamer: PC Horror Edition

(Gore) Conan O’Brien turns off the lights to check out some creepy PC horror games for the Halloween episode of Clueless Gamer. What the heck was with that Slender game? Looks about as thrilling as Penn & Teller’s Desert Bus.

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