Halloween is my favorite holiday, but this year I am a little ambivalent. With Covid still running rampant (though admittedly not too much in this area) there are no Halloween parties, no gigs, no parades and no real reason to dress up. I absolutely love dressing up, and have done a crazy halloween project most years — last year was an animatronic Medusa head and the year before I made Bullet-blocking Wonder Woman Bracers — but this year I’m just not feeling it.
So instead of getting costumey, I got crafty.
First! A Hallowing project. Hallowing is a super cool microcontroller that makes projects like the Eye of Newt Necklace I built (featured in Make Magazine!) suddenly super easy. It ships with a creepy eye already onboard, has capacitive touch pads and all the M4 board features, and it looks like a skull! So cool.
I used my Cricut Maker to cut it out of chipboard. I’m really happy with this machine.. it cuts through much thicker material than my previous Explore Air. And it makes my designs come out PERFECT. I like perfection.
Anyway, here’s the Hallowing Flapping Bat Project Link! It’s super fun and crafty, I love how it turned out.
My second Halloween project is a very silly one, and a collaboration with Sarah AlKasaab. She makes the most amazing face masks I’ve ever tried, and has also designed and built a lot of costumes for my entertainment company, Fire Pixie Entertainment, in the past. She designed a few simple patterns that can be sewn to the front of a standard face mask to turn it into a Halloween animal or Plague Doctor mask.
Here’s a link to the free PDF pattern download! Enjoy.
This one’s pretty silly! Here’s the link to the tutorial.
And a couple video links for fun. Enjoy!