halloween

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Whether you’re planning a Harry Potter party, or getting ready for Halloween, this animated spellbook is a perfect prop for the occasion.

The book has all sorts of spooky details and comes with lights, sound effects, and a moving magnetic quill that follows a hidden, circular track.

All you need is a couple AA batteries and a place to put it. I’d love to see someone use this in a Harry Potter cosplay. See it in action in the video below. [click to continue…]

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Fredericksburg VA-based SimVentions is a software/systems engineering company that supports the Department of Defense. Despite the serious nature of their work, this company knows how to throw down on Halloween.

I mean, they turned their entire office into Super Mario World. It seems like an awesome place to work.

Take a tour in the video after the break.

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A cop in Washington State recently busted a guy who was trying to use the HOV lane with a zombie baby riding shotgun. While slapping the driver with a $136 ticket, the cop also snapped a pic of the weirdness which was later uploaded to the Washington State Police twitter account.

According to the Washington State DOT, “Drivers can use HOV lanes whenever there are two or more people (including the driver) in the vehicle. The definition of ‘people’ is not limited by age or licensing status.”

…But it is limited by that person’s undead status apparently.

Check out the tweet after the break…

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Then again, even full Snickers bars aren’t worth risking your life over. I mean, super f-ing runaway right?

Redditor ChristineHMcConnell decorated her parent’s house for Halloween using mostly foam-core boards and some paint. Wow.

Check out more pics in the gallery after the break…

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moon pumpkin

I mean, come on. Look at the reflection in the visor!

Now I really want to see Edward Cabral make a version based on The Martian.

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We’ve seen Halloween props like this before, but the Zombie Containment Unit from Hi-Rez Designs is undeniably badass.

Check out the most watermarked demo video in history after the break…

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Halloween is the best time for DIY prop crafting, and these glowing masking tape mummy hands from wholesalehalloweencostumes.com are a cinch to make. Using household items including scissors, a straw, masking tape, and a glow stick, this creepy mummy hand is sure to look awesome in the windows or on the lawn.

Check out the super quick tutorial after the break.

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Star Wars fan Daniel Hoogkamp is gearing up for Halloween and he’s pumpkinized our favorite new droid, BB-8.

So cute. I hope more people do this. Actually, I’m sure a lot of people will do this. Probably too many people will do this.

See more pictures after the break.

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chemistry pumpkin

Using green fire to enhance Jack-O’-Lanterns isn’t a new concept, but if you’re unfamiliar, the image above from imgur user Mikepants is a good example of the effect that results.

All it takes is a simple combination of boric acid and methanol. Complete instructions are available here but, as always, respect the chemistry (or the chemistry will burn your house down).