My Halloween dress up duties have thankfully already passed, but for some people, the big night out is coming up this Saturday. This Halloween, I’ve seen some really interesting costumes, including this Mozilla Firefox costume. It actually looks cute, which is a bonus.
One of the favorite flicks of my youth was Robocop. Sure, the second movie kind of sucked, but I’d buy the original for a dollar. The premise was out there for the time when it came out but it’s a geek classic right up there with TRON in my book.
Despite being one of the few RPG heroes who dress normally, Ness’ costume is apparently not that easy to copy. So say the folks at Fangamer, who after being frustrated for so long about the lack of an authentic-looking Ness costume – i.e.
Worn by a serious StarCraft Ghost fan at this year’s BlizzCon, this incredible costume would look great, even if there weren’t a smokin’ hot girl wearing it – but that certainly doesn’t hurt.
The costume features illuminated armor made from football pads, along with an accompanying bad-ass prop gun, crafted from what looks like a highly-modified NERF weapon.
Not one to rest on his laurels, modder Ben Heck is once more “at it”, cranking out an awesome geek costume just in time for Halloween.
By rigging up a chest-mounted LCD screen and a back-mounted CCD camera, he’s created this Portal-inspired t-shirt.
If you were planning on scaring the crap out of your friends this Halloween by dressing up as one of the many creepy characters from the Bioshock universe, you’ll have to nix the welder mask-wielding Splicer from your list – at least this year.
I don’t’ spend much time looking at trash around my house thinking about ways I can reuse the stuff. I mostly just worry about the bag of trash leaking a line of milk or Dr. Pepper on the floor as I sprint to the door to take the bag to the can outside.
What the hell is Darth Vader doing dressed up in this Hello Kitty outfit?
Well, it turns out that Hello Kitty Darth Vader is a Photoshopped fake, made by Count Dookie for The Dented Helmet. He actually calls it the Sanrio Vader and I have to say that it’s not very scary.
Want your child to have the best costume come Halloween? Ask Japanese company Sakakibara Kikai to sell you their miniature exoskeleton, which is meant to be driven by kids. It’s not as high-tech as Raytheon’s XOS 2, but it works and it is so damn cute.
I have to say that this Predator costume by Shawn Thorsson of Petaluma, CA, is really amazing. This costume was made for Halloween 2005, but this write-up and photos are recent. I wonder what Shawn will make for this year’s Halloween?
Not too long ago I mentioned that a dude had created the coolest Halloween costume ever and it was a life size power loader from Aliens the movie. That thing was epic and today we have another epic DIY costume created by a guy that is a large version of R2D2.
When it comes to DIY stuff, the most I can muster is following the directions well enough to bolt a new gadget together. If it comes to actually making all those parts you have to put together I know better than to try.
Spotted on the pages of Make:, this DIY Pac-Man costume is not only super awesome, it’s completely playable.
Created by Russell Luzinski a couple of Halloweens back, the wearable Pac-Man system is actually based on a laptop, loaded into a wooden frame, with a customized Gravis Gamepad Pro, modded with a wooden ball on the joystick.
Back in 2007, cosplayer Alexander Lam read about the samurai influence on some of the designs of Star Wars. So he decided to come up with a more explicit remix of Darth Vader’s costume. He chose to name his creation Shogun Vader, referring to the original meaning of shogun, which is “general.”