X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Last-Minute Costume Idea: Cut a Hole in Your Torso with Two iPad 2s

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

If you still don’t have a Halloween costume, you’re probably left to the dregs of the random ill-fitting Scooby Doo and Teletubbies costumes at your local Wal-Mart. But if you and a buddy can spare your iPad 2s for the night, you could end up being the life of the party.

ipad2_hole_in_torso_costume

By taking a pair of iPad 2s and strapping them to his chest and back using duct tape, Technabob reader Mark Rober managed to make it look like he had a huge gaping hole in his torso. The trick is actually pretty simple to pull off. Just connect the two devices via Wi-Fi (or a pocket hotspot), and turn on a FaceTime chat between the two.

YouTube Preview Image

The one in the back uses its front-facing camera to capture what’s behind you, and the one in the front grabs what’s in front. They each show the others live video on-screen, creating an awesome illusion that makes it look like you can see right through your body. While I’ve seen this idea done before, it’s always required a ton of build time and hacking. This idea only requires a couple of iPad 2s, some duct tape and a Wi-Fi network.

Of course, it’s not exactly the cheapest Halloween costume, but if you do have a couple of iPad 2s lying around, it’s actually pretty easy. And if you have a few iPhone 4s on hand, you could even create a bullet-riddled corpse effect.

[Thanks for the tip, Mark!]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (4):

  1. AppParent.ly says:

    Game Over. We have a winner. This is the best/geekiest costume of 2011.

    If you want something more “Halloween” to play on your torso iPads than Angry Birds, try our game “Owl’oween Hustle”http://goo.gl/HH9iwThanks!

  2. boobboober says:

    how the fuck is this considered a “last minute” costume idea?

Recent Posts

Othermill Pro Etches, Mills, and Prototypes Precise Circuit Boards on Your Desktop

Othermill Pro Etches, Mills, and Prototypes Precise Circuit Boards on Your Desktop

Civilization VI Cities are Something Completely Different

Civilization VI Cities are Something Completely Different

SanDisk iXpand Flash Drives Wrap Around Your iPhone

SanDisk iXpand Flash Drives Wrap Around Your iPhone

PizzaDome Makes Roughing it Less Rough

PizzaDome Makes Roughing it Less Rough

SpotMini Is a Robot Dog That Does Chores for You

SpotMini Is a Robot Dog That Does Chores for You

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo