Halloween Costume Idea: Pretend You Have a Portal in Your Torso

By Eliza Strickland | October 26, 2010 4:09 pm

There are still a few days before Halloween costume frenzy will reach its peak, but we think we have a winner. Forget all those Lady Gaga and Chilean miner costumes: We’re taken with Ben Heck‘s ingenious see-through portal t-shirt.

portal2This high-tech costume makes it look like the wearer has a hole in his torso, thanks to a tiny camera on his back, and an LCD screen on his chest that shows the image captured by the camera. Want your own? Here’s a blow-by-blow video of how to build it. There are a few digressions into other projects, but we encourage you to watch through and get all the info you need to avoid the fate of being just another Gaga.

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Image: Ben Heck

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  • http://backreaction.blogspot.com/ Bee

    Now you only have to make a surround version of that shirt and you’ll be invisible ;)

  • http://andeatingit2.com Joanna Cake

    When it comes to dressing up on Hallowe’en, I think most people would prefer to see flesh than the wall behind :) Hope everyone has a great time.

    http://andeatingit2.com/2010/10/28/ladies-pirate-fancy-dress/

  • Jeff

    This is an awesome idea. I’ll be going to a science themed party next week, and you guys inspired me! I don’t have all the necessary time, skill or equipment to do this, so I’m thinking of just placing my iPad in the front of my shirt, and use my iPhone camera for the back. Now all I need is the Wifi to connect both using Skype :) There will probably be some lag, but I’ll take that. Thanks!! Great job

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