OK, so we know that most people are averse to seeing holiday stuff too early in the year, but we just can’t wait for Halloween. We also really like seeing internet fails. Because it makes us feel better about ourselves, we can’t all be perfect, eh! So when we typed in ‘halloween fails’ into google images, my goodness we weren’t disappointed.
Baby Pumpkin Photoshoot
Carved out pumpkin plus cute baby… what could possibly go wrong…?
Multiple Baby Pumpkin Photoshoot Fail
OK, well if one baby dressed as a pumpkin is a bad idea, lots of babies dressed in pumpkins is just asking for trouble.
Brain Cake Fail
Someone with anatomical knowledge of the brain might be able to nail this better. But to be fair, the ‘fail’ isn’t too bad an attempt at recreating this Halloween brain cake.
Painted Pumpkin Fail
No good at carving? Haven’t got a baby to upset by dressing in a pumpkin? Why not paint the pumpkin. Because this…
Pumpkin Cake Fail
OK, so we’ve ruled out pumpkins. But what about making a pumpkin cake? Looks pretty simple, right? Well…
Cakes and Pies Fail
OK, so the pumpkin cake didn’t work. Cupcakes.. they’re pretty easy aren’t they? Or a pie?
If you’ve not yet been put off Halloween foodstuff attempts yet, perhaps you will after seeing these monstrosities…?
Pop Art Costume Fail
Easy costume – just a bit of make up to make you look like a pop art painting. Just a few dots and filling in the lines… It didn’t work out so well for this lady…
OK, so we’ve seen the worst of DIY Halloween, what are some of the best failsafe Halloween projects that you could try this year? We’ve chosen some of our favourites.
Jack O’Lantern Biscuits
From Annie Rigg’s Halloween Treats book. You can’t go wrong because they can be made without fnacy cookie cutters – just easily shaped and then decorated after they’re cooked. Very little margin for error!
Just £2 at The Works at the moment. A bargain for any Halloween fan!
No Cook Halloween Treats
From our pretty extensive research into Halloween fails, we’ve concluded that it’s the cooking part of Halloween treats that brings with it the most problems. So these are ideal for those worried about making it onto our Halloween Fail list next year…
Cereal killer… get it? Cereal, killer. Brilliant. And really easy/cheap (a variety pack of kids cereal would be more than enough for a kids costume!) plus some plastic knives and red paint.
Or a Jelly Bean costume made from a transparent bin bag and multi-coloured balloons!
Mario Brothers make for very simple costumes – just add brightly coloured t-shirt and cap to dungarees… With the requisite M and L on the caps. Perfect for siblings!
Let us know if you have any wacky/cheap/easy fun Halloween costume ideas that you’re planning on making this year!