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Old Oct 24, 2009, 09:14 PM   #1
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Homemade Iphone Costume (Fully Working) for this Halloween

(Hope this is the correct thread to post in) Submitted to macrumors but maybe you guys can help get the ball rolling. My friend and I worked for three solid weeks on a "working" iphone costume. Our iphones connect directly to the costume. Here's a photo and video of the suit. Let me know what you think.





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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIjBqFMwM08



Thanks guys,
savio (biggest apple fan in the world)

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Old Oct 24, 2009, 09:20 PM   #2
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Hasn't this been done before?
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Old Oct 24, 2009, 09:24 PM   #3
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Hasn't this been done before?
Yes, back in 2007.

And to the OP, "fully working" implies the touch controls work... So I doubt it is "fully" working

But props for building these kickass costumes! And risking your LCD televisions! Looks like you put a lot of work into them. Hopefully you don't run into any kids who think those boxes are full of candy

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Old Oct 24, 2009, 10:07 PM   #4
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Jeezus, how much do those costumes weigh?
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Old Oct 24, 2009, 10:13 PM   #5
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Jeezus, how much do those costumes weigh?
Around 85 lbs... we have a car battery between our legs lol sucks but worth it.

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Yes, back in 2007.

And to the OP, "fully working" implies the touch controls work... So I doubt it is "fully" working

But props for building these kickass costumes! And risking your LCD televisions! Looks like you put a lot of work into them. Hopefully you don't run into any kids who think those boxes are full of candy
Well "working" sort of.. lol

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We are the same guys that made the first LCD iphone costumes two years ago. Just now its improved

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Old Oct 24, 2009, 10:20 PM   #6
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looks like a zune
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Geez... Talk about multi-posting. It's times like these where I get really peeved that I got a warning or write-up or whatever it would be call on here for ONE multi-post when I first started posting to these. Mod edited my posts into one too. I get so bummed that I have that warning on my profile still.

Anywho, the costumes are okay. I guess, since I do not love the iPhone, I do not love the costume. :P I bet they are a lot of work though.
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Around 85 lbs... we have a car battery between our legs lol sucks but worth it.
oh wow! still cool though. good job
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Old Oct 24, 2009, 11:32 PM   #9
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WOW i think a lot of guys are "harshin ur mello"...LOL

I say great job! and heavy as hell!! are they mounted on a marching band drum rig? or are they literally hanging on your shoulders?

CHEERS !! TO ONE EXPENSIVE COSTUME!!
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Old Oct 25, 2009, 01:03 AM   #10
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...a few more photos :)









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Old Oct 25, 2009, 01:49 AM   #12
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Why no round corners?
The plan was to create the shell out of fiberglass (smooth look, corners everything) even had the mold ready to go but we ran out of time after the first few layers and came up with a plastic shell last minute. I know... I wish it had smoother edges. I'm a super big perfectionist. I think the one comment about it resembling a "zune" was kind of an insult lol. haha

My favorite part is that you can play music, games, videos, even call without any problems with the output. The 2007 model was only a looping video off a video ipod. This years model is a big achievement in iphone costume making.
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Old Oct 25, 2009, 02:16 AM   #13
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Around 85 lbs... we have a car battery between our legs lol sucks but worth it.
I bet you tell all the ladies this.
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Around 85 lbs... we have a car battery between our legs lol sucks but worth it.

Well "working" sort of.. lol

We are the same guys that made the first LCD iphone costumes two years ago. Just now its improved
Wow, quite a lot of work you did. Very cool!

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Geez... Talk about multi-posting. It's times like these where I get really peeved that I got a warning or write-up or whatever it would be call on here for ONE multi-post when I first started posting to these. Mod edited my posts into one too. I get so bummed that I have that warning on my profile still.

Anywho, the costumes are okay. I guess, since I do not love the iPhone, I do not love the costume. :P I bet they are a lot of work though.
Yeah really. I used a Flight of the Concords joke once, saying, "too many 'dudes' on the dance floor" and I got written up for "insulting other members".
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Old Oct 25, 2009, 11:43 AM   #15
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So i there a writeup anywhere on how you two did this? I'm mainly interested in getting the video out to work. Links?
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Old Oct 25, 2009, 12:18 PM   #16
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So i there a writeup anywhere on how you two did this? I'm mainly interested in getting the video out to work. Links?
Me too! I just want to know how you output the video from the iPhone to the screens! Please show us! Loving the costumes btw
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Old Oct 25, 2009, 01:05 PM   #18
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how did you mirror the iphone screen?

I want to be able to hook my iPod touch to a 10inch screen
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they probably used a jailbroken phone and TVOut from bigboss
http://moreinfo.thebigboss.org/moreinfo/tvout.php
or screensplitr
http://www.plutinosoft.com/blog/projects/screensplitr/


further, to not make the screen rotate, they used sbsettings and the rotate-blocker.

i'm not sure if they did it this way, but i would guess so
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they probably used a jailbroken phone and TVOut from bigboss
http://moreinfo.thebigboss.org/moreinfo/tvout.php
or screensplitr
http://www.plutinosoft.com/blog/projects/screensplitr/


further, to not make the screen rotate, they used sbsettings and the rotate-blocker.

i'm not sure if they did it this way, but i would guess so
omfg I have been trying to do this for ages thank you so much!
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you guys are on gizmodo now. Cool costume. I'll tell ya, i wouldn't wanna carry 85lbs around during a night of heavy drinking!
http://gizmodo.com/5389487/working-a...?autoplay=true
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Pretty cool!

At 85 pounds, that must get heavy after a while.
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Old Oct 25, 2009, 09:38 PM   #23
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I just saw this GIZMODO, its pretty cool.
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Damn. I was working on a fully-functional Motorolla DynaTAC costume, but you guys had to one up me.
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Old Oct 26, 2009, 12:13 AM   #25
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Pretty cool!

At 85 pounds, that must get heavy after a while.
Yeah... It does. Friday night I wore the costume for an hour and half strait.

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Damn. I was working on a fully-functional Motorolla DynaTAC costume, but you guys had to one up me.
ahh the old bricks... thats actually not a bad idea for a costume. lol ...Kick it old school

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