Wer noch auf der Suche nach einem extravaganten Halloween-Kostüm ist, soll hiermit an die inzwischen vielzähligen Kostüme erinnert werden, die in den besten Fällen mit echten Flachbildschirm-Displays ausgestattet sind und die Videoausgabe des angeschlossenen iPhones wiedergeben:


Es geht aber auch weniger technisch aufwändig – z.B. mit dem FaceTime von Junell Hernando:

Hintergrund-Story zum 1. Video:

TAMPA, FLA., John Savio (Center), Abigail Gardner (Featured as Apple Employee) This year they're back at it again. John Savio and Reko Rivera went their separate ways. John created the upgraded rendition of the iPhone 4 featured here at 10x to scale, complete with a 40″ LED LCD Panel, a Jailbroken iPhone 4, VGA out from the iPohone, LED Back Camera Light, weighs roughly 75 lbs and uses a mini 12v Battery with 2+ hours of battery life. The costume took a total of 3 days / 40 hours to complete.

BACKSTORY — This all started three years ago Reko Rivera and Bobby Hartman created a wearable large iPhone costume with a real 37″ lcd tv. An iPod was attached with a looping video of a real iphones screen in normal use. Last year with the help of John Savio and John Matthews the team created yet another amazing rendition of the new iPhone 3GS. Savio loved the original idea but wanted to take it to the next level and make it thinner and actually work with user input! With some heavy researching and some solid determination Savio finally found a solution. He managed to modify the software on the iPhone to allow a live dual image output to the large 42″ lcd tv while maintaining the image in landscape mode. Reko originally came up with the idea and really pushed to see his vision come to life two years ago. This year John Savio and Reko Rivera embarked on different projects. John stuck with his love of apple products and Reko ventured off to explore his love of DJ'ing with a mobile DJ setup.

Beschreibung und Hintergrundinfos zum -Kostüm:

Ingredients for Making my iPhone 4 Facetime Costume:
5 Large Flat Pieces of Cardboard
Plenty of Elmer's Glue
A lot of Masking Tape (about 3 rolls)
12 feet of Quarter-Round Moulding (for framing)
Small Screws and Washers
2-3 Cans of Glossy Black Spray Paint
1 Can of Metallic Silver Spray Paint
1 Small LED Flashlight
A Sony Handycam
A 10inch Portable DVD Player that has AV input
And a Black Ink Sharpy for Retouch

I have always wanted to make a really cool home made costume. I moved to the United States from the Philippines when I was 15 years old. It is uncommon to dress up for Halloween in the Philippines, so the tradition here really appealed to me. This is my first attempt at making a costume and I am very excited to submit this entry to share with you the awesomeness of this project.

When I decided to make this costume, I decided I wanted something cool and original. I wanted something that had never been made and I wanted it to be interactive so it would be fun. The coolest new technology that came out of 2010 was the iPhone 4, with Facetime capability, which is why it was the inspiration for my costume. I searched the internet to see what kind of iPhone 4 costumes had been already been done and I was really excited that no one had done anything like what I was planning… a real interactive Facetime.

I started by measuring an iPhone and drew out the measurements to the very pinhole. I wanted it to be as realistic as possible, just on a larger scale.

The key to the costume was the Facetime feature. I wanted people to look at my costume and, at the same time, be able to see themselves; like how they would on an iPhone during Facetime. I realized that I needed a camera and an LCD screen that would work as a monitor for the camera. I already had a Sony Handycam, but I needed a monitor that was battery operated. I went to Best Buy and got myself a new Portable DVD Player that had an AV input to it. $150, problem solved.

The Rear Camera flash was simple. All I needed was an LED Flashlight. I could leave it turned on the whole time or I could click it on and off for the flash effect.

Once I had the key items, I knew it could be done. I then started looking for the simple, less expensive parts. I went to the mailroom at work to see if they had any big boxes that I could use. They gave me really nice big pieces of cardboards. Perfect!

Later, I was doing photo copies and saw a pile of junk by the side of the copy machine. I was excited to find a big picture of a Thailand outdoor market. I knew it would be perfect to use as my background.

My concern at this point was that cardboard would not be sturdy enough so I doubled up each side and used Elmer's Glue to keep it together nicely. My father in-law gave me some unused quarter-round moulding, so I used that to frame the iPhone. I attached the cardboard and moulding with small wood screws and washers from Home Depot.

I got a strap from an old duffle bag and used it as a strap to hold the costume around my chest. The straps already had the adjusters so that made it easy to fit on perfectly. Once it was strapped, I put in another set of laces that went over my shoulder and tied to the strap in front of my chest to stabilize the costume and to keep it upright. To hide all the straps on my chest, I had an old soccer jersey that I cut holes in and strapped it through.

I really didn't think through all of these details ahead of time. It pretty much all worked out as I went. I just tackled one issue at a time. One thing I learned from this project is that anything is possible. You don't have to know everything. All you have to do is to keep moving forward and tackle each problem or situation, one at a time. Line upon line, precept upon precept.

I hope you'll enjoy watching this as much as I enjoyed making it. This YouTube video is the the step-by-step process of this costume. I also added some clips that show the recognition I received from the costume contest at work and our trip to the Apple store in Downtown Salt Lake City, Gateway Mall. My iPhone costume had a built in camera so all I needed to do was press record. Wasn't that convenient?