There are many ways that the tech-savvy can prepare about the spookiest seasons, but why not add the finishing touch to your Halloween with some last-minute creations?
In this article, we will look at 10 projects you can create without using a soldering iron. From easy and tricky to insane levels of creepy difficulty, let’s get started!
1. Pumpkin Palace
We’re all familiar with the grinning pumpkin sitting on every porch in the neighborhood, so why not go with a completely different and friendly design?
User Deviantart Ceemdee comes up with amazing pumpkin designs every year. Last Halloween was no different, and this absolutely stunning pumpkin from » Alien things» is the coolest thing we’ve ever seen in vegetables.
Ceemdee is also responsible for the fantastic Minesweeper pumpkin featured in our amazing Jack-o-Lanterns article.
With projects going as far back as 2009, this is the gallery to keep an eye on «thinking out of the box» pumpkin carving!
2. Suit Up!
If you find costume makeup mysterious and wonder how people get such horrific effects, fear not. There are fantastic tutorials on creating truly horrifying effects from scratch. A perfect example of this is YouTuber NikkieTutorials with her truly terrifying Demon Pulled-Up Face design. Find out how to do it yourself here:
If you’re looking for something a little more costume oriented, use a small piece of zipper to create the zippered mouth effect described in our Halloween makeup article and showcased here by YouTuber Bobby Cohen :
3. Simple can lights
In terms of simplicity, it’s hard to beat these Can Lanterns made by Pierra Jolly .
By filling the jars and freezing them before creating the holes, any chance of deformation of the mold is eliminated, resulting in a beautiful appearance, with little to no use of any tools. As a bonus, adding colored light bulbs, rather than candles, to jars can really change the overall look of a project. This could be the perfect project for kids to introduce them to DIY projects.
4. Black cat-lanterns
Jack O’ Lanterns aren’t the only thing you can do with pumpkins this Halloween. Sheila Schmitz really thinking outside the box by taking a taller, thinner pumpkin and combining it with a much smaller one to create these incredible black cat lanterns.
The tutorial shows how to carve out the cat’s «head» to make its eyes shine, and then paint the entire body glossy black for the final cat witch effect. Don’t forget the cucumber tail!