halloween

fried candy corn

Looking for something new to do with candy corn? Amy of Oh, Bite It has an idea for you: deep fry the yellow, orange, and white pieces of sugar. I can’t say that it looks appealing, but the process could create a tasty ball of melted candy. She used Pillsbury crescent dough for the breading and put four pieces of candy corns into each ball. Then she deep fried away and made ooey gooey candy corn puffs.

Get the full recipe and how-to over at Oh, Bite It.

TARDIS pumpkin

When DeviantArt user EmpressofSquee, a.k.a. Melissa, got inspired to make a Doctor Who pumpkin for Halloween, she didn’t go with the usual approach. Instead of carving the exterior of the TARDIS onto a pumpkin, she turned it into the TARDIS control room. It looks pretty awesome, and I bet it looked even cooler when she added a glow stick for lighting.

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Some kids want to be Batman or Disney characters for Halloween. Not Redditor MoobytheGoldenCalf’s son. He asked to be a vending machine. Since past years’ Halloween costumes have included a traffic cone and a mailbox, it’s clear the kid has a thing for inanimate objects. MoobytheGoldenCalf constructed the costume and stocked it with real snacks. He explains:

The front has a plastic/plexiglass sheet so that kids don’t run up to him and steal the chips. The slot on the right is the candy deposit slot, so the candy goes down a chute into the “push” bin section at the bottom. The inside of it has a piece of mirror film on the back of the chip area, so that he can see out, but people can’t see him. And the thing lights up too, which is probably a good idea as it’s just a black box from the back.

More pics of the creative costume after the break.

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While I’d personally rather eat cupcakes than wear them, this cupcake costume party t-shirt is pretty cute. It features 12 different costumed cupcakes including a zom-bite, Cakenstein, and my personal favorite Mmm-mmy.

Of course, if someone wore this and then made the cupcakes on the shirt, I’d like that best.

It’s available in sizes S through 3X and it’s in stock now.

Product Page ($15)

pumpkin truck

Fall is when we pumpkin all the things, including this poor truck which had a 1200-pound pumpkin dropped on its roof. It all happened at the Conneaut Lake Park Pumpkin Festival in Pennsylvania. Why? Because this is America and we love the smashy smashy.

See the video after the break.

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Wait! Don’t eat these apples! They’re poison… oh, wait. No, they’re not poisonous. They’re just made to look terribly deadly. Actually, it’s homemade caramel apple with some black gel food coloring added in. They look great and will make a fun treat for any Halloween party.

If you’d like to make these for yourself, head on over to Simply Delicious for the recipe.

(Buzzfeed via Neatorama)

Sprinkle Bakes Etsy Pretzel Broomstick Appetizers

Get witchy with your Halloween snacks and whip up some edible pretzel broomsticks! Heather of Sprinkle Bakes came up with this fun idea that turns shredded phyllo dough into the strands of the broom. You only need pretzel rods, the phyllo dough, and butter to create these magical treats. They seem a little tricky to assemble, but I think the effort is worth it considering how adorable the finished product is. You can serve it with sides like spinach dip or nacho cheese.

See some work in progress photos after the break.

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Pumpkinstein is the work of Tony Dighera of Cinagro Farms who created a mold that forces the pumpkins to grow in to the shape of Frankenstein’s face. He notes:

“If it’s not right, it can accelerate the rotting of the fruit. There’s also the timing of mold placement. It has to be done with the fruit’s small enough to fit inside, but there’s a risk the fruit will turn during it’s growing process and snap away from its stem.”

Dighera grew 5000 of these this year and sold them for $75 each, completely selling out before they were even harvested. Pumpkinstein has been such a hit that he plans to make them the focus of his 40-acre farm, producing 30-40,000 Pumpkinsteins each year.

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Here’s a new twist on chocolate walnut skull candies that’s sure to put happy grimaces on your guest’s faces this Halloween. It’s the work of illustrators and graphic designers Ruth & Sira who hail from Spain. They’ve used chocolate molds and then added in candy bits and even walnuts to make it look like brains in their Chocolate Skulls Gone Nuts series.

See more pictures after the break.

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Magician Rahat Hussein is really having too much fun messing with people at the drive-thru. We’ve featured plenty of his antics before, but this time he’s giving things a very spooky Halloween twist with the help of a chestburster. Predictably, everyone jumps out of their skin, but my favorite is the one completely unfazed worker near the end. Apparently, chestbursters have nothing on whatever she’s dealt with the rest of her shift.

Hussein worked with the people at Morph Suits to make his costume and you can even buy it online to scare your friends this Halloween.

See the video after the break.

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