Grand Prize - Tech & Craft

  • DIY Magic Mirror and Photobooth - Arduino Powered
    DIY Magic Mirror and Photobooth - Arduino …
    by alinke

    An assembled kit for this project is now available from More info at this project at The software for this project is open source Who's the fairest of them all. Make your own Magic Mirror and find out. The Magic Mirror can read the weather, tell you h…

  • Aliens Powerloader Halloween Costume
    Aliens Powerloader Halloween Costume
    by flaming_pele!

    Here's a step-by-step view of how I built one of the most memorable pieces from modern sci-fi...the powerloader from Aliens. I built this costume for my girl (dressed as Ripley) to wear at our Halloween party. I used a 1/12 model kit to get dimensions and used a ton of reference photos I found o…

First Prize - Photo
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  • Darkness costume
    Darkness costume
    by creaturerevenge

    This is a costume i built of the Darkness character from Ridley Scott's classic film "Legend". The horns are carved from styrofoam and coated with foam putty and then sanded and painted. The rest of the head is a latex appliance with a styrofoam base to keep the horns supported. The cape is hand …

First Prize - Video
(1 winner)

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