A Medusa costume in and of itself is usually intimidating, but it becomes more scary when the snakes on the head actually move. YouTube user Dave Spencer used an Arduino board to rig an elaborate headpiece for his daughter’s Halloween costume. It features what looks like a ton of creepy moving snakes. He started with a bike helmet, cut out the foam lining, and went from there. The snakes are plastic tubing covered in fabric. It’s all incredibly clever. He goes through the basics in the above video.
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