The BEST Halloween Ideas We Stole From Pinterest

Every Halloween, you buy the pumpkin, down the lattes, and hoard the candy. But this year’s going to be #Ghouls err, #Goals. Itchy Party City costumes and generic appetizers won’t cut it.

But never fear! We’ve teamed up with Pinterest to find all the coolest tricks, smartest shortcuts, and legit magic to make your holiday spectacularly spooky. A Halloween hack a day keeps the boring away, so keep reading for the best in scary-easy DIYs, recipes, and costumes — and come back throughout the month for more.
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To-Dye-For Tights
Why spend your hard-earned dollars on colored tights you'll wear for a few hours, when you can DIY the job like a financial guru/true artist? Your mom will be so proud.
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Out Of This World Family Costume
The family that slays together, stays together. Keep up with the Jetsons with this space-themed family costume and maybe wear it for your Christmas photo, too.
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Wind-Up Key Accessory
Put on a dress and this wind-up key and boom, you're a creepy doll. For maximum effect, show off your pop and lock moves and make unwavering eye contact.
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DIY Fog Machine
If you celebrate Halloween all month long — and spend even more time dreaming about it — you might be tempted to spend a lot of money on a fog machine. Don't! Make one yourself like a real scream queen.
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Subtly Spooky Decor
All those fake cobwebs and dangling bats are cute. But really scaring the pants off people calls for something less obvious. Bonus: When a guy sees this toilet seat message, his pants are likely already down.
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Kids' Halloween Party Treats
When the classroom Halloween party rolls around, volunteering to bring the napkins is very tempting. But you're not a regular mom, you're a ghoul mom! So make a creepy snack and enjoy those few minutes of being the coolest grown-up ever.
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Pizza Slice & Delivery Boy Couples Costume
In the immortal words of Drake: "You can have my heart, or we could share it like the last slice." Save this perfect couples costume for someone special.
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Epic Halloween DIYs
Or maybe you're a Halloween savant and should be doing costumes on Broadway. These DIYs will keep you occupied for awhile. Maybe share the wealth and make some for your lamer friends.
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To-Dye-For Tights
Why spend your hard-earned dollars on colored tights you'll wear for a few hours, when you can DIY the job like a financial guru/true artist? Your mom will be so proud.
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Ridiculously Easy Costumes
We get it. You're not Martha Stewart. But even you can't screw up these easy Halloween costumes. Really. Just try. We believe in you.
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Super Mario World-Inspired Cat Bed
You cat will cut you if you even get near him with a costume, but this bed that looks like a Chain Chomp from Super Mario World is kitty-approved... and so Instagrammable. #supermeowioworld
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Baby Got Gap Tooth-torial
Even easier than makeup: some dental dress-up. Channel Lauren Hutton, Uzo Aduba, Jane Birkin, and other gap-toothed beauties with this easy hack.
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Halloween Makeup Hacks
Who says you have to dress up at all? Go as yourself, but scarier, with these artist-approved tricks from Make Up For Ever. (Don't worry: people will be able to tell this ain't your normal look.)
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Pokémon A-Go-Go

Pop culture Halloween costumes can be tricky. But if you must, why not go as the app sensation that used all the data on your phone?
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Superhero Cuffs

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... an actually cute thing to make with toilet paper rolls. Who knew?
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(That's So) Raven Costume

Still need a costume? Quoth the raven, "Nevermore." Just glue some felt and fringe on a black hoodie and start partying.
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Mummy Dogs

Woman cannot live on candy alone. Add some savory mummy dogs to your Halloween party for a more balanced diet. Pair with fancy cheese to make it gore-met.
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Homemade Blood

Baby, now we've got bad blood. It's edible, too, so drizzle it on your face, costume, or even party food.
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Easy Disney Costumes

Yes, it's costume party season, but you've got bigger priorities — like Netflix binging, hard cider, and early hibernation. No prob. Put on a few items you already own and boom, you're one of Disney's most beloved characters.
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Pet Tutu

Slacking on your pet's costume, too? Fashion together this homemade tutu faster than you can say "dogarina" or some much better pun.
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Painted Hack-O’-Lanterns

No knife skills? No problem! Keep your fingers intact and carve out more time for scary movies and costume parties by painting your pumpkins.
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Vampire Donuts

Morning’s no time for a vampire, but it’s just right for these donuts. Grab your favorite dozen, pop in fangs, and bwahahaha, a quick Halloween DIY that doesn’t suck.
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Mermakeup

With the right makeup application, you don’t even need a costume. Good news: This mermaid came to slay, fishes! (And you can use this trick for any scaly creature.)

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Pumpkin Drink Dispenser

Scoop out a pumpkin, insert a tap, and then add your own spooky brew for a party that’s gourd to the last drop. Oh yes, we went there.
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Monster S’mores (& More!)

Forget slasher films. Nothing’s scarier than needing a relatively impressive Halloween dish at the last minute. Trick out your treats with these deliciously doable snack shortcuts.
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Eyeball Cocktails

Halloween drinks call for a ghoulish garnish — look no further than these edible eyeballs. Serve shaken, not scurred!
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iPhone Black Light

The geeks come out at night! For extra-creepy Halloween party pics, turn your iPhone’s flash into a black light.
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Icy Hands

There’s clever, and then there’s straight-up brrr-illiant. Keep punch cold with the help of some frozen fingers.
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Switchy Witchy Nails

The mani cure for grown-up Halloween lovers: graphic nails that go with any costume, or lack thereof. Trick or chic!
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Doggie Unicorn Costume

It’s not Halloween until you’ve forced your furry best friend into a costume. This DIY unicorn get-up is so much cuter than all those basic store-bought outfits. Maybe your dog will even like— well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
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Halloween Candy Treats
You've got two choices: 1) consume your Halloween candy one fun-size chocolate bar at a time, or 2) put all of the Halloween candy on a delicious cake or brownie like a goddamn adult. We suggest the latter.
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