It took a while for Halloween to take off in Australia, much to the dismay of keen cosplayers like myself. Personally, I just couldn’t understand why anyone would deny themselves a holiday that meant they got to dress up, throw parties and eat candy!
We are now beginning to accept this fun holiday, and I for one couldn’t be happier. There’s only one hurdle left to overcome: choosing a costume.
If you’re tired of generic costumes made with the devil horns that came in some old show bag, why not get creative by using tech to up your costume game?
You can see right through me
An ingenious use for the FaceTime function on your tablet or phablet is to make it appear like you have a hole in your body! If you love your zombies, this is the perfect costume for you, and the best part is, it’s incredibly easy to do.
This idea was inspired by Mark Rober’s YouTube video below. He has since used the original hole-in-your-chest idea to create a whole range of costumes you can insert your tech into and play an app for the ultimate combination of technology and spookiness. You can check them out at morphsuits.com/digital-dudz/tshirts.
If you’re a social media addict, why not try a costume inspired by your favourite social media sites? These costumes are quick to make, cheap as chips and bound to attract attention. All you need is a large piece of card and very basic artistic skills.
People will be wanting to press your buttons and pose for photos with you in your frame all night. Not only that, but this costume can be easily ditched if you decide to hit the town after the party and you don’t want to be caught out in an elaborate costume with full face paint.
The lazy-man option
If you love tech but have zero motivation, artistic talent or dollars in your bank, don’t think we’ve forgotten about you. Just follow these steps for the easiest, cheapest costume, inspired by Paul Laudiero.
Have you made a techie Halloween costume? Let us know in the comments below.