20+ DIY Resources For Your Halloween Party

It’s Halloween Week, kids! I thought I’d put together a week long series of posts to get you in the spirit. As the week goes on, I’ll give up music, movies, graphic design resources, and maybe even a game, but today, we’re going to focus on DIY resources for creating that perfect Halloween party.

You need three main things for good Halloween party: something to wear, something to eat, and a creepy atmosphere. Below are costume, decoration, and food ideas for people with more time than money, so there won’t be any store bought junk or kiddie crafts in here.

Be sure to stay tuned this week because there are a lot of resources coming out every day that you probably won’t want to miss…

1. Clever Costumes

First, let’s get you a costume. You’re not going out as a hobo again this year, and it’s 20 years past the point where you should’ve retired your Max Headroom costume. Costumes don’t have to be expensive, they just have to be clever, so your first step should be to check out the How To Have The Best Costume At The Party Guide from Mahalo and get your braaain in motion. If after getting through the guide, you still don’t have any ideas, maybe the following do-it-yourself costume instructions will spark some genius.

$50 DIY Optimus Prime Costume

Sesame Street Yip Yip Costume How To

Megaman Costume Instructions (via Neatarama)

Stormtrooper Costume Resources

Convincing Scar Tutorial

2. Decorations of the Damned

Now that you have an awesome costume, you need to create the party atmosphere with some creepy decorations. These range from easy to complex, so there should be something in there for every skill level.

How To Make A Chicken Wire Ghost

How To Make Corpse Hands

Fake Blood Recipes

The Haunted Mirror Tutorial

The Skull Hologram Tutorial

The Half Monster Illusion Explained

How To Make Squishy Eyeball Doorbell

Spider Web Balloons

3. Feasts For Fiends

Once everything looks right, the final touch is to make some creepy Halloween food. Some of these recipes verge on really gross, but then, you don’t think everyone’s going to be impressed with your bowl of Hi-C just because you call it “blood punch”, do you? No, they won’t. Why not make something that tastes a hell of a lot better than it looks.

Cockroach puree, stuffed cockroaches, an edible ashtray, and worse…

Melon Brain

Brain Pate

Eerie Eyeballs

Zombie eyeballs

Dried Apple Shrunken Heads

Brittle Bones

The Edible Flesh Worm (Am I the only one thinking Shai-Hulud?)

2 thoughts on “20+ DIY Resources For Your Halloween Party

  1. Don’t forget the ever-delicious cat litter box cake! I made one for work a few years ago and NO ONE would eat it because the Tootsie-Roll dookies looked too real. I didn’t know whether to be proud or pissed.

  2. @BonzoGal: I would’ve felt the opposite of shame. The cockroach link had a part two that included the litter box cake, but I didn’t include it figuring people would explore on their own. (It’s here for those looking…)

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