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Death Becomes Her Halloween Costume



Create the illusion of seeing through a gaping wound in your body. This is my Halloween Costume for 2008, based on the 1992 movie Death Becomes Her. I am portraying Goldie Hawn's character, who was blasted with a shotgun by Meryl Streep's character in a fit of undead rage. This movie used new and impressive compositing techniques of the time to create the special effect of a hole through Goldie's body. What if you could build and wear a special effect like this for a costume? Here's how...

Death Becomes Her Halloween Costume

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step 1Supplies

Gear: 2 x Secondary 7" monitors for a portable DVD unit 2 x Nikon coolpix digital camera with video out cable 2 x 12 volt battery Sculpture: clay plaster of paris plasti…

step 2Make the Wounds

Alright - I suffered a loss of one of my monitors at the last minute, so my costume wasn't exactly like I had planned. I really should have ordered an extra. So I'm going t…

step 3Building the video effect

It seems simple; two cameras connected to monitors facing the opposite direction. The greatest feature of this is that people can interact with each other "through" your bo…

step 4What to wear

I would be very easy to hide this whole mess in a baggy, loose fitting frock. However, I really wanted to challenge myself even further, and stay true to the form fitting c…

step 5Paint the Town Red!

So technical problems aside, this was an absolute blast to wear! I just had to keep my power supplies in check, it helped I had an extra battery for the digital camera. I …

Via Instructables, Published: 2008.11.03


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