GuyPhones Take Over Halloween With iPhone Costumes
Next time your person-sized iPhone is running low on juice just switch out the car battery. John Savio and Reko Rivera are working to recoup their $2,000 investment in two wearable iPhone costumes they crafted for Halloween.
The two guyPhones have been entering costume contests for prize money and have already won $1,000. Using flat screen televisions and modified iPhones they are able to output the video signal from their devices on the front screen of the costume.
Each setup weighs a total of 85 pounds and has enough battery power to run for 4.5 hours. According to reports, the car battery is strapped between the wearer's legs.
John Matthews helped to build the wood and metal frames that hold the LCD televisions. Black vinyl wraps around the rear of the costume and a shiny silver Apple logo adorns the back.
The guyPhones look pretty comical when viewed from the side and back since they are so thick and oddly shaped. The iPhones that control the display are mounted to the top of the costumes.
Halloween has been waiting since the iPhone launch in 2007 for someone with enough money, smarts and time to waste on a project like this one.