How To: 5 Meticulously Crazy DIY Halloween Costumes

5 Meticulously Crazy DIY Halloween Costumes

While some of us like to keep it simple with the Halloween costumes, there's the whole other side of Halloweeners that go all out with theirs These are five of the more crazy and interesting costumes that you can do yourself—if you dare.

Gaping Hole Costume

While this costume is fairly easy to put together, it can be quite expensive. With the use of two iPads, Mark Rober, a mechanical engineer for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, created the illusion that there was a hole in his body.

By using Facetime, the iPad in the front shows what the iPad in the back is viewing and vice versa. This creates a neat effect, but can be costly if you don't own two iPads (or at least one and borrow the other one). This only works through Wi-Fi, so you'd have to carry around a mobile hotspot to fix that (more money).

If you can't get a hold of two iPads and a hotspot, but do have an iPhone, you can look at Mark Rover's newest project, Digital Dudz. All you need is an iPhone, an app, and a T-shirt. The application features moving eyes and a beating heart.

Mark sells T-shirts that go specifically with the applications or you can make your own shirts.

Zoltar Fortune Teller Machine Costume

A fortune teller is always a popular Halloween costume.

Image via Pin Repair

But it's never been as awesome as the way this dude did it...

The costume itself shouldn't be too difficult to find, but the fortune teller booth might be. You can go all out like the guy in the video, but chances are it might be expensive. Instead, you can opt to build a cardboard one that can be harnessed to your body without weighing you down.

Flying Boba Fett

Ever since the release of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back in 1980, the Boba Fett character has been in circulation as one of the hottest Star Wars costumes. They're usually very well done, but never as creative as they should be.

Image via Kenag

Introducing the Flying Boba Fett.

Images via WTF Costumes

In the movie, he sports a jet-pack that allows him to hoover around. It's never really been implemented into costumes, but looks pretty awesome. The legs of the person extend down where the "flames" are and fake legs are added to the front. If you already have a Boba Fett costume, this should be fairly easy to do.

4-Legged Stilt Monsters

Out of all the costumes, this one is definitely the freakiest.

They used extra large medical crutches on the arms, which make it really great for your back. For the legs, they used circus peg stilts (custom made by The Spinsterz) and drywall stilts. The body is mainly made of upholstery foam and fabric.

They mentioned that the monster was very easy to make.


To end the list, Instructables user Jamiep created this 10x14 foot T. rex dinosaur costume.

It weighs around 25 pounds and cost him roughly $550 dollars to make, but it sure looks awesome. To learn how to make the costume, go to the project page.

Nerd Alert: Tyrannosaurus rex did not have 3 claws on each hand, but only two. Raptors had three.

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