iPhone 4 Halloween Costume


Most of the gadgets we feature here on Gadizmo are products that you can find at a store to take home and play with.  Unfortunately, I don’t think the iPhone 4 Halloween costume will be coming to your local WalMart for quite some time and when it does it probably won’t be on the shelf next to the $9.99 Spiderman suits.

The genius behind this costume is a guy named John Savio.  This is actually his second iPhone costume.  Last year he built a 3GS costume but decided it wasn’t enough, here’s an excerpt from his video description:

“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…”

If you’re anything like me you’re probably sitting in front of your computer wondering how you can convince your wife, girlfriend or mom to let you spend $4,000 on your Halloween costume this year.  Sadly I already know what my wife will say, hopefully you have more luck than I do.

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3 Responses to “iPhone 4 Halloween Costume”

  1. How does this guy power his costume? Does he have to stand tethered to an outlet when he goes to Halloween parties?

  2. Here’s what it says on his YouTube channel

    “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.”

    2 hours of battery life and 75 lbs means this is not going to be the most fun thing to wear. And if someone spills a drink on your expensive costume you can’t just take it to the dry cleaners either.


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