How to Go Digital On Your Halloween Costume
It should be no surprise that we get some serious giggles over techie Halloween costumes. Whether you’re dressing up as a nerd, a robot, or an old walkman, we’re all about getting our geek on when it comes to Halloween. And now, of course, you can take it way further.
You can use your phone to create all sorts of crazy effects when disguised under a t-shirt, you can use a few devices to simulate a gaping hold in your stomach, or you can simply dress as your favorite device. Here are a few of our favorite ways to go digital this Halloween.
: This company has developed a small collection of t-shirts and pockets that pair with their mobile app (Free forand Android) for maximum digital creepiness.
First, we’ve got the iWound. This latex pocket is designed to hold your smartphone against your heart, and the videos on the matching app include a beating heart, snakes, maggots, and a tarantula made to look like it’s crawling out of your chest. Yikes.
And then there’s Safety Pinned. This one looks insanely painful and is another great way to rock a t-shirt as your costume. The app features frantic eye movements and changes based on people tapping the actual eye.
Do-It-Yourself: Not sold on the Dudz selection but love the idea of incorporating your phone or tablet into your costume? Time to DIY!
This genius NASA engineer is the founder of Digital Dudz and happens to be the inventor of the double iPad costume. He took two iPads, attached one to the front of his torso and one to the back, and put them both on FaceTime, creating a virtual gaping hole right in his stomach. Amazing.
Or go really old school with the gaping hole costume and use a DVD player, digital camera, and a whole bunch of duct tape.
Going for a family or group costume? Why not be a family of different iPods? Loving the lil Nano.