2009’s ultimate tech Halloween costume: Huge Apple iPhone that actually works (with video)

“Apple fans have been creating Halloween costumes based on Apple products for years,” Cindy Perman reports for CNBC. “But two guys in Florida came up with the ultimate Apple costume: an iPhone—that works.”

MacDailyNews Take: This sounds great so far (as long as neither one of them is named Rudy Pedraza).

Perman continues, “Reko Rivera is an actor and DJ who’s currently getting paid to scare guests at Busch Gardens. He started making iPod costumes four years ago, but this is the first one that works. His partner in iCrime is John Savio, an unemployed former Apple employee, who used to teach people how to use their Macs. He also used to work for a local late-night show.”

MacDailyNews Take: Excellent.

Perman continues, “They created a sandwich-board type frame using wood and metal, then inset a 37-inch LCD screen on top of that. The iPhone is connected at the top, where they choose which app to display on the screen. It’s all powered by a car battery strapped, um … between their legs. (If that’s not dedication, I don’t know what is.) They keep three batteries on them at all times, delivering 4.5 hours of battery life total. They can even charge their iPhones using the USB port on the television.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Here they are via YouTube video:

Direct link via YouTube here.

MacDailyNews Take: All hail the two kings of the realm of Dorkdom!

21 Comments

  1. My wife asked if I could build this for my costume for our Halloween party. I told her I absolutely could, but that she’d be PISSED when the TV disappeared from the wall in the living room! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”tongue wink” style=”border:0;” />

  2. It’s true that you can take the Uncle Fester costume and pair the mask with a sweat marked blue shirt and scare the living hell out of people yelling “Developers! Developers! Developers! Developers!”

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