Rep Tech on Halloween with DSLR, iPhone, iPad and Angry Birds Costumes

[ Photo courtesy of Tyler Card. ]
With Halloween fast approaching, LAUNCH editors have found some awesome DIY tech-related costumes. Keep in mind that some will take longer to make than others.

One of our favorites: a fully-functional Nikon DSLR camera built with cardboard, a Dell laptop and a bucket by photographer Tyler Card [ h/t +Scott Beale. ]
When you press the shutter release button, the camera actually takes a picture and displays it on the LCD screen on the back.

Watch below to see how Tyler made the camera.

Making of the Camera Costume from Tyler Card on Vimeo

Meet the guyPhone4. It took former Apple employee John Savio 40 hours and over $2K to create the life-sized fully functional iPhone 4, which weighed about 80 pounds, John tells LAUNCH. He modified the software on the iPhone to enable a live dual image output to the 42" screen so that people can access games, FaceTime and more, just like on the mobile device. John can also control what displays on the large screen from the iPhone [ see video below ].

Considering the time, money and effort John put into the guyPhone4, read these step-by-step directions to make an iPhone Halloween costume for less than $50 with no more than 10 hours of work.

YouTube user slimshadydavie created a giant iPad with foamcore. While this iPad isn't fully functional, it still features landscape mode.  

With the success of Rovio's Angry Birds game, we imagine we'll see a lot of Angry Birds trick-or-treating this year. Learn how to make your own Angry Bird costume here

Question: Is it wrong to go as Steve Jobs? Feels too soon and cavalier to us. 

"If we do [ see Steve Jobs costumes ], I hope they're tasteful," John says. "Not like making fun of him or anything. We're probably going to see a lot because it's kind of the hot story right now."

Discuss below in the comments.


Scott Beale, Laughing Squid

Tyler Card, Photographer

John Savio, guyPhone4 creator
Twitter: @jahsavi