The clever costumer in these pics decided that two looks are better than one, so he built this awesome caged Hobbit being carried by a Ring Wraith costume that makes him look all tiny and hairy footed.
Now all he has to do is master David Blaine's levitation trick and his costume will go from amazing to out of this world!
A YouTuber named MorRokk didn't want to leave her dwarf caiman out of the Halloween fun, so she created a sweet suit of Iron Man inspired armor for the cute little chomper, so he could live out his superhero dreams.
Despite his heroic costume nobody gave this little guy any candy because they were afraid he'd bite their hand off.
Superheroes, especially the reptilian ones, live an extremely hard life...
Creative artist and wine lover Amella Fais Harnas has come up with a great reason for going through so many bottles of fermented grape goodness - she paints portraits in wine stains!
Amella's works are delightfully warm in color, and the softly bleeding edges add a nice organic feel to each piece, although the gallery must smell like a wino convention after the paintings have aged on the walls for a while.
Australian filmmaker Neil Harvey combined original footage and 3D animation with stock footage from the NASA archives to create ROBBIE- a spaced out short film about the robotic beings that help the humans at NASA explore the cosmos.
Here's more on Neil's process:
The film-making process involved downloading about 10 hours of footage from the NASA archives and compiling a list of shots which resonated with me at some level. I did this over about 2 or 3 months when I had the spare time. From there, I put these selected shots on an editing timeline and watched them back until characters and narratives began developing in my mind. That is when i met Robbie.
R.L. Stine's series Goosebumps has brought spooky thrills to young readers since 1992, and many (now) grown folks look back at reading the series, perhaps with a flashlight in hand under the covers, as a fond memory from childhood.
Take a nostalgiac look back at the unexpected twists and turns found in Stine's Goosebumps books, but if you haven't yet but are planning to read the books watch out - this list contains some major spoilers!
The owners of this house don't want to wait until Christmas to throw some lights up, so they came up with this awesome light show synced to the song "This Is Halloween" from the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack.
What a spooktacular way to light up the neighborhood- with candy and a show!
Photographer Noah Kalina braved the inherent fear of aging and took 4,514 portraits of himself over 12 years, then he put them all together in video form, adding a suitably eerie electronic track for aural effect.
Since this is the follow up to his previous 6 year record, I'm sure he'll keep checking in with a new video every six years until he literally drops dead while filming. See you in six Noah!
Industrious builder of wondrous contraptions Dan Rosenfeld channelled his love of video conferencing, and the Apple Macintosh commercial from 1984, into an awesome Big Video Head rig that would make the Wizard of Oz green with envy.
Here's more about the Big Head Project:
The rig is a head-mounted box with a 24-inch LCD monitor on the front that displays a larger-than-life version of Dan's face. Inside the box, Dan has a tiny camera trained on his face, a microphone, and a monitor connected to an external camera so he can see where he's going. To test gaze awareness, the rig is configured so that Dan is looking directly at you while talking to reduce the thousand-yard stare associated with teleconferencing.
Sooo Eminem enjoys sporting a clown costume from time to time...no biggie just kickin' it on the block wearing a funny hat and making balloon animals for the kiddies. (not sure about that last part...wikipedia it?)
He's certainly entitled to dress theatrically, as long as he doesn't start showing up at birthday parties looking for work!
It's no secret that dogs have fought alongside their human masters for centuries, so setting them up with a sweet suit of armor seems like the best way to prove that dogs really are man's best friend.
This suit of doggy armor dates back to the Edo period of Japanese history, and even though it wasn't made for use in combat it definitely would have made a pooch look extra tough!
Here's more about this armor:
General opinion is that this set was made from a dog belonging to a very senior samurai, possibly a daimyo, who apparently was extremely found of this canine companion [...] This set is of dubious practical value, and was almost certainly produced as a novelty item to appease the whim of an apparently very wealthy, powerful, and one can only assume, somewhat eccentric samurai warrior. The armour was most like used likely limited in its use to being worn during [...] formal parade-like situations.
Even though this isn't a totally original idea, since Disney has been doing something similar for a while now, these Star Wars - Disney animation character design mashups by Nathan H. Boyd are still pretty darn cute.
Of particular note is Jiminy Cricket as Yoda and Pete (who is missing his signature cigar) as Darth Vader.
If people living in the year 1899 could have seen what life would be like in the year 2000 they probably would have been disappointed, although 3D TVs and tablet computers would have seemed pretty far out.
Check out these illustrations which:
...were made by Jean-Marc Côté and other artists in France in 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1910. The first series of these pictures were produced for the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris.
For the most part technology hasn't caught up with our science fiction dreams, and in some cases this is definitely a good thing! I do wish we had winged firemen though...
Tron X Bumblebee from Transformers = one amazingly cool custom action figure!
It's called "Rage Over Cybertron Bumble Bee" and if crossover figures, like this one made by figure modder Ammra, had been released when I was a wee lad I would have moved heaven and hell to get my hands on one!
If you're looking for a one stop site for all your Halloween tutorial needs then check out the Monsterlist Of Halloween Projects.
There you'll find hundreds of links to tutorials ranging from simple to frighteningly complex, and all for the sake of sprucing up your haunted house this Halloween. We took a quick tour and couldn't believe how many great tutorials were gathered on this one site, it's like a graveyard of ghoulish goodies for the DIY crowd!
Photographer Kevin O'Connell enjoys taking pictures of abandoned buildings and spooky places, and makes the scenes look even spookier by using long exposure times (sometimes as long as seven hours!) to achieve an effect he calls "painting with light".
The night sky turns an eerie color that really frames each structure, making them look like somewhere you wouldn't want to be after dark.
If you like this pic of "an old Japanese bunker on a remote island in the Pacific" you have to check out the rest of Kevin's pics at the link below!
If you enjoy number crunching as much as we do then you'll appreciate this illustrated chart which breaks down Halloween by the numbers- amount of candy consumed, how many people handed out candy, how many people dressed up- strictly the important information we all need to keep our heads full of facts and figures!