The unfiltered joy of Christine McConnell’s ‘Mortal Kombat’ cake

Rose is an obese, Frankenstein raccoon with a pink bow on top of her ratty head and a bent fork where her left hand should be. She's blindly self-possessed, spending her days devouring sweets and torturing men -- and often vice versa. She's died at l...

Star Destroyer Bicycle Costume Is The Empire’s Greatest Weapon

This Star Destroyer bicycle might just be the coolest Star Wars costume ever, especially if you have a kid that has Imperial leanings. Andrew Guy built this amazing costume for Halloween for his son Aidan. Hey, Andrew, I want one too!

It took several months of planning and construction to get this bad boy ready, and as you can see it was totally worth the effort. The lights look insane, and it even has a hidden speaker that plays The Imperial March. Any kids dressed like Han Solo probably saw this thing coming and dropped their candy cargo. They say you shouldn’t do that at the first sign of Imperials but, this thing is intimidating coming up behind you. More candy for the Empire.

Not sure how he is supposed to get to people’s porches in this thing though. They probably just come to him since they fear that a Star Destroyer is going to shoot lasers at the house. I bet it’s nothing but a giant candy bag inside, which you need when you “wear” this costume because you are going to get ALL of the candy.

[via Mashable]

This 3D-Printed Ghost Rider Costume Is Smokin’

Mike Warren wanted to dress up as Ghost Rider for Halloween this year. Now, he could have just worn a cheap mask and leather jacket, but he wanted to go the extra mile with a wearable glowing skull helmet surrounded in a cloud of smoke. When you are Ghost Rider, that’s just how it has to be. You can’t cheap out.

Mike used a very modern tool for generating the smoke: a simple vape.  Plus, the glowing LEDs inside the skull do a really great job of creating the look of fire, without the risk of burning yourself himself beyond all recognition.

Combined with the smoke really creates the illusion that this is the real Ghost Rider. The smoke comes from a store-bought electronic cigarette. Warren modded it with custom controls, a fan unit, and some flexible tubes to redirect the vapor flow.

Warren documented the entire build on Instructables if you want to try making one yourself. That link has links to all of the parts and components he used, and the 3D skull model he modified and 3D printed.

This is one awesome Ghost Rider costume. Now all he needs is a flaming motorcycle to ride. Maybe he’ll make that next year.

[via Hackaday via io9]

The Best of NASA JPL’s Pumpkin Carving Contest 2018

The engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs have a pumpkin carving contest each year, and the pumpkins the creative ideas these rocket scientists come up with run the gamut from pop culture to space themed. My favorite design this year is the E.T. pumpkin:

But I also like the or the one with a skull inside a pumpkin like an astronaut. It’s pretty morbid considering NASA puts men into space, but it is awesome. I totally fail to get the one of the white pumpkin eating a satellite. Feel free to explain that one.

Other pumpkins on hand included a family of colorful sharks, and a barfing Cookie Monster among others. Take a closer look at this year’s contest entries on the NASA JPL Flickr page.


Floppotron Plays Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” aka The Funk of 40 Floppy Disks

If you are looking for a Halloween scare of the audio variety, check this out. You only have a day until the big holiday, so turn off the lights, turn up your volume, and put Paweł Zadrożniak’s latest work on loop. Yes, the famous Floppotron has a creepy electronic cover version of Michael Jackson’s Thriller waiting for you.

It’s not only spooky and creepy because of the song itself, but when you think about it, this is a collection of dead gadgets that are playing all of the instruments. Dead gadgets now have risen from the grave. Zombie gadgets not with a thirst for brains, but for power. That’s pretty scary when you really think about it.

Michael Jackson would surely approve. Perhaps it will make him rise from the dead to dance along. You never know what zombie technology is capable of. So if you see a zombie moonwalking this Halloween, you may want to look closer. Better yet don’t look closer. Just run. Run before he grabs his crotch and sings “Yooo-hoo”.

This could be the start of some very chilling real-life horror. Hey, it could happen. Anything can happen on Halloween night.

[via Gizmodo]

Inflatable Kicking Wicked Witch Legs

I’ll get you my pretty, and your little dog too! Everyone knows that witches seem to have a propensity to being flattened by flying houses. Now you can add your house to the list with these inflatable Kicking Witch Legs. They really move up and down! A set of 7 LED lights inside keeps it lit up at night.

Now technically this is not the Wicked Witch of the East, but just one of the aforementioned many many witches that happen to wear striped leggings. It’s a standard witch look. It really could be any of them. The cool thing about this Halloween decoration is that it seems like it would even look great on the SIDE of your house or even in front of your garage. Ships everywhere, including Kansas.

Inflatable Kicking Wicked Witch Legs
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Inflatable Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

Who ya gonna call? Slimer and his gang of spooky ghosts might have been no problem for the Ghostbusters to handle but the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was a much bigger problem. Literally. And now you can get into the Halloween spirit with this HUGE Inflatable Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. This yard decoration stands 8 feet tall, which is quite a bit smaller than the “real” one but definitely big enough to put your neighbors on notice that you have the coolest yard around.

But why stop with just Halloween? Sure when you think Ghostbusters you think Halloween, right? Or at least someone in the marketing department thought that everyone would. There’s really no reason not to have a giant movie character inflatable on your lawn year round. Check your HOA or town guidelines, is there a specific passage outlawing 8 foot inflatable marshmallow men? No? I’m not a lawyer but I’m pretty sure that means you’re good to go. Besides, I’m pretty sure he only attacks New York City and nowhere else.

Inflatable Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
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