From the Forums: an ultraviolet Zombie Eye #Adafruit #FromTheForums #Cosplay #Halloween

zombie costume with a UV-LED eyeball

From the Adafruit Forums comes a post from user BellezaDeDiosa who made a zombie costume for their son.


A ultraviolet light emitting diode (UV LED) is used with a ping-pong ball to provide for a pop-out eye effect.

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And the result:

Thank you so much again for all you help, I could not have done this without you. My son absolutely loved his costume, and I had such a blast making it come to life for him. My 2.5 year old daughter now wants to be a Zombie Warrior next year.

See the entire post here. It’s never too late to start planning for the next costume!


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