3 Very Good Halloween Twitter Pranks

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Photo: PinkMiruku/Twitter, MarkGSparrow/Twitter, ZacCrueger/Twitter

Happy almost Halloween!

In case you’ve forgotten, the real point of everyone’s favorite spooky holiday is to come up with a punny Twitter handle for the month of October … and also to scare the daylights out of your friends and enemies. (If you thought the point was costumes, candy, and getting beer drunk in a Brooklyn warehouse, you’d be mistaken.) To help inspire your mischief, here are three of the best pranks of October 2016, courtesy of some true geniuses on Twitter.

A simple craft to scare the crap out of someone you hate.

This prank is simple, yet effective. If you’re feeling inspired, @PinkMiruku has kindly provided the cropped version of the woman and her hand here, so just print, cut, and position to your liking. Then wait for the screams. (Bonus points if you set up a camera, film your frightened friend, and then go viral on the World Wide Web.)

A good, old-fashioned chocolate-dipped gag.

All you need for this one is chocolate, raw Brussels sprouts, and some patience. Melt the chocolate, dip the sprouts, and disseminate to unsuspecting party guests or trick-or-treaters. If you really want to take things up a notch, consider wrapping each in gold foil to heighten the effect.

A truly 2016 way to spook some folks.

This one is only good if you own a drone. If you don’t, I guess you could always purchase one solely for the purpose of hanging a Halloween decoration off of it and flying your new drone through your neighborhood to scare small children. But that sounds like a lot of effort. Maybe find somebody who already owns a drone and team up.