Saturday, October 26, 2013

Fun Halloween Stuff

Half the fun of late October is buzzing around the net, checking out what people are doing for Halloween.

Josh Sundquist is a paralympic ski champ who only has one leg. He's pretty awesome, and has done some amazing Halloween costumes -- a gingerbread man with one leg bitten off, a leg lamp (remember A Christmas Story?), and this year he's going as a flamingo. O_O Seriously, check out the flamingo. No matter how many limbs Josh has, he's an incredible athlete.

Rob Cockerham's done some great Halloween costumes in the past, and I think I've linked to them once or twice before. This year he's going as Disneyland. This isn't my favorite costume of his, as a costume, but watching the work that he put into it, constructing each ride and building, figuring out how to do water and jungle, how to make the roller coasters actually roller coast -- that was pretty cool.

My favorites from his previous years: Dr. Octopus, holding Spiderman's body over his head, a Fandango paper bag puppet, a vampire of course, and a crowd of paparazzi -- all the cameras actually flash.

And here, Tom Mabe turned a radio controlled quad copter into a flying Grim Reaper, then flew it around a park (some parks? can't tell) scaring people. I don't know how many people were running from the flying, black-robed skeleton and how many were running from the huge flying thing coming at them, but either way it was pretty cool. :) Although as someone in comments said, if he'd done that at an SF con or some other geeky gathering, the thing would've been surrounded by folks who'd run toward it to check it out and see how it was built. [grin]

Hope you're all gearing up for a great Halloween. Have fun!



Charles Gramlich said...

I just saw the flying grim reaper this morning. Cool. I'll check out the others.

Angie said...

Charles -- wasn't that fun? Now I have all these images in my head of what you could do with something similar: a super hero, a flying saucer, a pteranodon.... :)