Weekly Inspiration - September 24, 2013

By Adam Skobodzinski

From intricately carved pumpkins to elaborate haunted houses, Halloween is the perfect time to let your imagination soar – as long as it soars in a dark and spooky direction. Need some inspiration? Here are five individuals who took the spirit of the season to the next level.

1. Halloween Sing-a-Long

Reno Ramirez used a projection system to turn three pumpkins into jolly, singing Jack-O-Lanterns. This Nightmare Before Christmas themed outdoor project elicits more smiles than chills, but that makes it the perfect family fare.

2. When Life Hands You Lemons…

Josh Sundquist lost his leg to cancer when he was only 9 years old. Instead of allowing his handicap to become a barrier, he trained to become a Paralympic Skier and now makes his living as an author and motivational speaker. Josh has a refreshingly humorous approach to Halloween as you can see from his costume choices.

3. Pumpkin Carving Perfection

Jon Neill is one of the master pumpkin carvers on Food Network’s Halloween Wars. In this video, he shows you how airbrushing can breathe life into a carved pumpkin.

4. Film Noir Halloween

This photo may look like it’s been run through an Instagram noir filter but it’s actually a full-color photo (See the grass at the bottom) and a Halloween costume trick. Want to look like you just walked out of an old movie? Babble.com has the grayscale tutorial.

5. Cool Halloween Costumes: There’s an App for That

Mark Rober was an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory when he created a high-tech Halloween costume using two iPhones strapped to this torso. Everyone was so amazed by the idea, he went into business creating other Halloween costume effects. Just goes to show you that inspiration can strike anywhere and anytime. All you have to do is run with it.
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