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16 Best Pet Halloween Costume Winners For 2014: Funniest, Fiercest, Best Proof That Hello Kitty IS INDEED A Cat, & More...

We really have some great pet costume designs in this year's 8th annual Halloween Pet Costume Competition, and it was a very competitive field.  We have winners in several typical categories, like the Cutest, Funniest, and Best Impersonator costumes, but we added some new categories like Best Prehistoric and Best Proof That Hello Kitty Is Indeed A Cat.... Let's warm up by starting off with the Cutest Pet Costume of 2014....

Designer Fly Swatter, A DIY Halloween Mask In Waiting!

Phillip Starke, prolific French designer of everything he imagines, from ktitchen gadgets to tall buildings, has created a darling fly swatter, masquerading as a mask!

Morbid Indian Graveyard Cafe: Historical Tribute Or Halloween Scare?

Ghost stories always surround buildings, homes and other establishments built over alleged graveyards and burial sites, but while there is folklore, it's rare that a business built over a piece of history pays tribute to the past, at least not in the way that one Indian eatery does!

Bread Tags Make Tiny Cute Eco-friendly Monsters

Are bread tags recyclable? Well... they're definitely craftable. Just take a look at these adorable bread tag monsters and see what I mean.

Ensuring You Get Extra Tricks This Halloween

Want to guarantee your trick or treaters will leave you with a lot of tricks? Then try giving them terrible candy like Gummy Haggis, chum mints or ghost pepper candies. You'll be sure to get all kinds of eggs and toilet paper across your front yard by the next morning.

This Year's Best Solar Powered Halloween Lights


Solar powered Halloween lights have evolved a little more this year than last year's. Below you will find a variety of solar powered lights to choose from. The list includes: pumpkins, gargoyles, witches, monsters and a scarecrow. Some are cute and fun. Others are scarier and gruesome., but they all charge up during the day and then light up the night while saving you money on your electric bill year after year. read more »

6 Best Ways To Use A Michael Vick Mask This Halloween

While searching for great costumes for pets this Halloween, I ran across a download of a full-size Michael Vick mask.  With it was a recommendation that the "spooky" mask would make a simple Halloween costume when combined with a "bloody old jersey and a dog leash to accompany..."  Not a bad idea, I suppose.  But there are more ways that animal lovers, especially dog lovers, can use this down-loadable mask for Trick or Treat... Here are Lady Bee's 5 top picks.

You Say Potato, I Say AHHHH! Creepy Potato Portraits

Lebanese artist Ginou Choueiri takes plain old potatoes and gives them a face only a mother could love.

Turn Your Baby Into A Cabbage Patch Kid With This Cool Wig

If you grew up during the time Cabbage Patch Kids dolls were all the rage then you know how really adorable they were. Now your own babies can look that adorable with a Cabbage Patch inspired wigs/hats. These cute crocheted hats are made to order by The Lillie Pad on Etsy. So you can choose the size and yarn color you want for your baby . . . or for yourself.

Merry Halloween! The Booming Holiday Decoration Market


In case you haven’t been to Target or WalMart lately, Halloween is the new Christmas.

In this article, I take a look at the opportunities for inventors created through the ridiculous over-commercialization of holidays. read more »

Instructables’s DIY Halloween Contest Includes Green Category

DIY contests are definitely increasing in popularity. This year Instructables has teamed up with many other crafty sites to bring you the 2008 DIY Halloween Contest. Contestants have had all year (since November 5th, 2007 until November 9th of this year) to send in their Halloween Instructable, photos, or videos.

Hauntingly Beautiful Growing Green Sculptures

Take a look at these hauntingly beautiful growing sculptures by Mathilde Roussel-Giraudy, a talented French artist from New York. She calls them Ça pousse! The name is French for, it's growing.

10 + Tart Warmer Gifts For The Best Home Fragrances

Some years ago a friend sent me a 'tart warmer'' for Christmas.  Tarts in this context are like mini candles, but they don't have candle wicks.  They are not meant to be burned directly, but warmed by another heating element, like a tea light or light bulb. And boy, does a tart warmer emit fragrance!  Candle burning doesn't compare!

 


Field Of Bad Dreams: 13 Bizarre & Creepy Japanese Scarecrows

Scarecrows are supposed to be scary... to crows. Japanese farmers take the age-old crop protecting concept to a whole, new, terrifying level with scarecrows so weird and disturbing they freak out anyone or any bird who sees them.

5 Last Minute "Trashy" Kid Costumes Make A Green Statement

Why spend $15-20 (sometimes more) on a Halloween costume for your kid? Your child is only going to wear it once. For some ideas to make your own, take a look at the homemade eco-themed costumes below made by very innovative parents.

Fear Wheel Drive: The Top Ten Most Frighteningly Named Cars

From Corolla to CTS to the cold hard numbers denoting BMW's and Benz's offerings, today's vehicle names don't do much to speed the pulse. It wasn't always this way, however, and to prove it here are ten scary car names that really got our hearts pumping.

Random Good Links: Halloween 2006


PimpkinPimpkinHi Folks:

We are going to try something new on our site.

Folks have asked us why we don't link to some of the great content on the web. Our response was that since we're a site focused on inventions, innovations and interesting ideas, many of the links that we like were not quite on topic of our site.

But with reflection, we realized that with so much great content floating around, we should share some of it with you. Thus, we are going to post random links from time to time of what we think is worthy of sharing.

So to start off this series, we share with you here some of our Favorite Halloween Links: read more »

Cafards: Not Just Creepy On Halloween!

I wonder what Juliet would have said about cockroaches. Would she say...

"What's in a name? That which we call a cockroach by the name 'cafard,' is it not still creepy as hell?"


14 Best Halloween Pet Costume Winners 2011: Scariest, Sexiest, Dumbest, Most Adorable, Look-Alikes, And More!

This is the fifth year of my best Halloween costumes for pets blog.  This year I'm seeing more originality in handmade pet costumes and less in the traditional ready-to-wear pet costumes.  But it wasn't hard to find plenty of super entries vying for Best Look-Alikes, Sexiest, Dumbest, Funniest, Scariest, Best Prehistoric, and more categories...


Top 5 Valentine's Day Gifts It Never Crossed Your Mind To Give. Until Now.

With Valentine's Day being today, there's no time left to search out the perfect gift for your heart's desire. Flying in the face of reason, here are 5 last minute ideas for anyone without a clue as to what to give this Valentine's.