If a pirate, bee, monkey, lego or sushi sounds like a cool last-minute idea for kids (or adults if you scale up the measurements), then here's the link for you. Whoever said you can get ZERO creative ideas from CBS' The Early Show... I pity the foo. These costumes are pretty sweet. The kid in the sushi costume is hilarious.
Simple, funny, and easy, you can make any person look like a ghost on film! All you need is a sheet, a human capable of jumping off the ground (perhaps a dancer to enhance the effect), and a camera. Have the human capable of leaping and/or hopping put the sheet on, perform their "magic jumping routine" (aka jumping offÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â the ground)Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â and voila: A ghost! If taken in the right light and with a scary sheet, one could make a killing off freaky ebay ghosthunters. High five!
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If you've ever said to yourself "ZOUNDS! I wish I had a some manner of hypnotic object to complete Ye Olde DIY Haunted House that I will commence the charging of five dollars, upon entry. If onlyÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â IÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â had a hologram floating head to call mine own," don't sell your soul just yet, Mephistolpheles. Here's how to make a hypnotic floaty head "o' th' cheape".
I can almost guarantee that the gentleman (or lady) who wrote this wikihow would have probably appeared on the no-longer-updated gothgoose.net. I can only "almost" guarantee it simply because they don't use the words "vampyre" or "magick" anywhere in the article.
So the DIY network hasn't disappeared off the face of the planet, we were just waiting for them to do an episode about something really cool and applicable to anyone. On the Witch Crafts series they came up with Ghoulish Gourds, which are really cool looking and kind of Tim Burton-y. The second item in the articleÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â areÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â tombstones, which are just something you can easily make as a lawn decoration. They're surprisingly little work and customizable so you can discreetly put your boss or ex's name on it. Muahaha.
David Fowler writes to us in an email:"Sean shows us how to use an Arduino for kegerator temperature control.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â A Kegerator is a beer keg built inside a refrigerator. ... He discusses the home brewing process and how a microcontroller can be applied to this and many other sensing and control task."
Simply amazing. This goes along well with our post on brewing your own beer!
Okay, if you've been Trick or Treating, you've seen some creative or cool scarecrows and at some point you said "Wow, that's pretty cool... I want to make one." Now, thanks to [via] you can certainly make one yourself, and be satisfied for a year - then you can make an even sweeter model.
Using a pumpkin as a circuit board, this gent made a cute little LED face on a pumpkin with a few electronic components and a 9v battery. This project is pretty simple, and if you have kids (or are a kid at heart) you can totally try this out for Halloween. Just remember though, if you want to keep this, make sure it's inside a window on display - not out on your porch. One year I made Halloween Barbies (just Barbies with modded hair and outfits) and tangled them in a web in the bushes next to the place I was living - and within the hour they were gone. I really tangled them so they were firmly embedded (webbing wrapped around each leg and everything), but someone had the mental fortitude and agility to steal them - in between trick or treaters ringing at my doorbell.
Okay, so this instructable has a few errors. Like... they spell nun chucks "num-chucks". So nobody's perfect - that said, they also made them a little short, but you get the idea. They're nun chucks, they're k*nex, and someone put themselves out there and got back some nasty reviews. So let's make him feel better andÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â constructively commentÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â his instructable - making some sweet "num-chucks" in the process. Halloween ninjas, here you come!
No, we're not alluding to Lawnmower Man or any other movie from the 80's or 90's about freakishÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â mindbendingÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â craziness like in "BRAIN SCAN" -Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â which, if you've seen it -Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â you know that it's one of Edward Furlong's not-so-crowning achievements (however the corny factor is off the scale, which can be awesome if your art school college friends have a bad-movie night... mine did). "IfÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â mindmapping isn't that,Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â then what could it be, Kristi?" Well, dear readers, you can find out here, thanks to [via].Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â As Keanu says: "Whoaaaaaaaaaaaa".