October 25

Finn the Human crochet hat

Finn the human beanie by Janet Neeth

Looking for a quick geeky Halloween costume that’s algebraic? Look no further than this Finn the Human Earflap Beanie from Dammit Janet, Let’s Crochet.  Those familiar with crochet could probably whip this out in an evening or two. Janet even offers a handy, printable PDF of the pattern. Pair the hat with royal blue shorts and a sky blue t-shirt, and you got yourself a costume!

What are you planning to wear for Halloween this year? Let us know in the comments below!

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October 19

Make Your Own Zombie Jewelry

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Halloween isn’t far off, and if you are still in need of some spooky accessories, this tutorial from the DIY Maven on Curbly has got you covered. The DIY Maven takes you step by step through making your own zombie pin out of polymer clay.  Even if you’re new to polymer clay, you’ll find this tutorial easy to follow with it’s great pictures and clear instructions.

October 18

Now For A Different Kind of Halloween Costume

CVS receipt

I love this costume for its simplicity, it’s relevance and it’s creativity. A year ago, Hangintough (also on Reddit and Twitter, where he’s known as Lord_Nugget) posted his Halloween costume on imgur: a life size CVS Pharmacy receipt.

All he said about it was that he got a three foot long receipt for buying Tic Tacs. The comical costume was printed on about 20 pieces of 11″ x 17″ paper that were taped together on poster board. He then put wire on the back to hold it up and covered the entire costume in packing tape so it wouldn’t rip. The brilliant costume cost about $15.

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October 12

Make Your Own Zombiebot Amigurumi!

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I’m not exactly sure what a zombiebot is, but it sure is cute. Check out this free crochet pattern available on CraftFoxes.com, sourced from a super cute book (Crobots: 20 Amigurumi Robots to Make, by Nelly Pailloux).

I like this kind of pattern.  It offers up instructions for you to make the zombiebot as is, or if you’re feeling daring, you can mix things up with different colors, “injuries”, stitches, and embellishments.  Just think, you can crochet your own army of crobots as you plan world domination!

Plus, read the Geek Crafts review of Nelly Pailloux’s Crobots book!

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October 11

The Doctor says bless you!

TARDIS tissue box cover by Charla Henney

In honor of the recent Doctor Who premiere, AND I Love Yarn Day (coming up on 10/17), I bring you a Doctor Who knitting project: a TARDIS tissue box cover by Charla Henney.

I love the clever design that allows you to pluck tissues from the little light beacon at the top.

How are you liking the new season of the Doctor? How will you honor I Love Yarn Day? Share with us in the comments below!

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October 10

Make An Amazing Toothless Costume For Extremely Patient Dogs

Loki in Costume

Before we get started, I want to point out there is a dog wearing this Toothless costume.

Don’t believe me? Check this out.

Loki in Costume 2

Say hello to Loki, quite possibly the world’s happiest dressed dog. Loki is the model of a dog’s Toothless costume from “How to Train Your Dragon.” The directions walk through the entire process, and even includes how to make a dummy body of your dog, if you happen to have a dog chill enough to sit still for duct tape and plastic. My dog, not so much, but for those of us with less than patient dogs, there’s also directions on how to take measurements instead.

Rogue Siren is the creator of the costume and she’s also got an Instructable on how to create your own mermaid tail (she performs as a mermaid for parties in the Atlanta area).