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March 14, 2014 AT 9:00 am

Fully Functional Camera Costume

camera costume 1

Why carry a camera when you can just dress like one instead? Instructables user tylercard not only dressed like a camera for Halloween, he made it fully functional. It takes pictures and has a LCD display, a pop-up flash, and a shutter release button. He used basic supplies you can find at any hardware store and operated the camera with a DSLR, an external flash, a disassembled laptop, a remote shutter release button, and a hot-shoe flash extension cord. Here’s how he made the body of the camera:

I started by making a rectangular box with no top or bottom, that fit my body (shoulder width and body depth is the main measurements you’ll need, but remained proportional to the dimensions of my camera. Remember that you’ll need room inside for the computer body too. I put two small squares of cardboard on both the left and right side, top and bottom, to make sure the box stayed rigid and square.
From this, I added the the flash base/ viewfinder part on to, and the angled top on each side.
It takes a little measuring, some simple multiplication, and trial-and error. If you’re not comfortable making some of the angled contours, don’t worry, just stick to basic geometry like squares and rectangles, and it will still look great, and still function the same.

camera costume 2

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