As technology progresses, Halloween costumes get scarier. Here’s a dramatic example: a strategically placed smartphone can display what appears to be your beating heart — among many other things — to terrified onlookers.
You start by attaching a smartphone onto a special T-shirt with a strategically placed hole cut out of the front. Then, with the help of a free iOS or Android app, you can display a beating heart, sinister eyes that move when you do, or lots of other creepy-crawly stuff right there on your chest.
Sounds scary, no? It looks even scarier if you attach “iWound,” a gory and realistic-looking latex smartphone holder to your chest, that allows all those bloody guts to show through that specially cut-out shirt. You’ll have them gasping and shrieking in terror:
Who thought of this, a rocket scientist? Well, yes. It started with an idea last year by NASA/JPL engineer Mark Rober, who built perhaps one of the most creative Halloween costumes ever.
Using two iPad 2s and a shirt with perfectly placed holes in the front and back, he secured one of the iPads to the front of the shirt and one in the back. The iPad in the back used its FaceTime camera (facing toward the rear) to wirelessly deliver video to the iPad in the front.
The result? It looked like you could see through a gaping, bloody hole in the guy’s midsection. It was a great idea, but if you didn’t happen to have two iPads lying around or generous pals, this costume would have cost you more than $1,000:
This year, it’s a lot simpler. Mark and his team at Digital Dudz have been working since last Halloween to make his idea more accessible and practical to all. So now you can pick up one of the variety of special T-shirts for $23.50, and the iWound insert for $34.50.
Of course, the smartphone’s not included, but any iPhone, iPod Touch or Android phone with a working screen will do.
If those prices are too steep for you, download the free Digital Dudz iPhone app or Android app and cut out a special place on your own shirt, securing that smartphone in just the right spot to horrify everyone.
[Digital Dudz, via Gizmodo]
Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/10/03/halloween-costume-iphone/