Halloween Steampunk DIY Costume Bits

Halloween is the holiday for Makers, as it gives us ample opportunities to express our creative side by making costumes decorations, and all the clever bits that go with them.

Over the years, I’ve blogged about a few Steampunk DIY projects that I’ve taken on. Here they are all in one place:

DIY Steampunk Medal

Steampunk Weekend DIY

DIY Steampunk Plasma Pistol

Quick DIY Plastic Steampunk Pistol Mod

DIY Steampunk Eyewear

Good luck with these suggestions. If you have any questions, ask away! There’s only a few more days until Halloween though, so get a move on. Or start planning (and Making) for next year.

Halloween: The Holiday for Makers

Almost a decade ago now, my block decided to go all out for Halloween and to decorate to the max for the Trick or Treaters. And it has worked–we typically get 400-500 kids come by. It was also the beginning of my now yearly October making spree.

The first year, we decorated as mad scientists–not a big stretch since my wife and I are both chemists, and let’s just say I had a lot of labware hanging around.  A large glass beaker of rats spinning around, a jello brain, and some black lights to make the flasks of potions glow were all it took. Oh, and I was dressed up in lab coat and crazy mad scientist hair.

The next few years we modified the mad scientist theme into “Alien Autopsy”.  Continue reading