Create the illusion of seeing through a gaping wound in your body. This is my Halloween Costume for 2008, based on the 1992 movie Death Becomes Her. I am portraying Goldie Hawn's character, who was blasted with a shotgun by Meryl Streep's character in a fit of undead rage.
This movie used new and impressive compositing techniques of the time to create the special effect of a hole through Goldie's body.
What if you could build and wear a special effect like this for a costume? Here's how...

Step 1: Supplies

2 x Secondary 7" monitors for a portable DVD unit
2 x Nikon coolpix digital camera with video out cable
2 x 12 volt battery

plaster of paris
plastic board
Smooth On flex foam, sealer and realease agent
Acrylic paint
Acrylic gloss medium

"Vampire dress"
Fake fur remnant
long gloves

I am Scared of You... ARrr.!
So creative!
There's a link missing for flex foam in the last paragraph in step 2, btw. Great tutorial. If only I had enough money for two monitors...
Very cool, soooo jealous! I'll try a variation for next year!&nbsp; Awesome<br />
nice job, I was creating exactly same effect using 14&quot; pc monitor and webcam , your setup and mine basicly same thing.. nice to see other people have twisted ideas like i do.. lol
Very nice
Awesome. 5*<br />
bravo...very original and executed well. <br />
The single thing that impresses me most is that you seem to have the focal length, and alignment,&nbsp; of the camera set about right to match normal vision from a reasonable distance. I know, you worked at finding the right point from which to shoot the demo video... but still, it's a pretty darned good effect. Pity you couldn't have gotten it to match colors/brightness a bit more closely, but that Really Tough given different lighting conditions.<br /> <br /> Works a heck of a lot better than I would have expected. Well Done.<br />
&nbsp;full respect that is a serious amount of work to put into a costume!
Totally awesome! It's like a invisibility cloak for only part of your body.
That is the coolest costume I have ever seen!
This is pretty incredible. Well done. just, well done. Totally resourceful and ingenious. Anyway, What's the battery life on the electronics like?
I wore it for about 5 hours until the camera battery died. The 12 volt was still going strong.
Way cool!
Like the invisible car in james bond!
ha! Yes I based this idea on an old article in Wired suggesting a technique for practical invisibility.
well, it works! a bit pricey though....
Really good and wearable too! Awesome!
I was waiting for this one!! great work!!
I love it! Another great costume from you. Fantastic.
This is like the best costume ever! What did people think of it?
wow... this is an awesome costume. nice job! Are you in the movie industry or something?
This is one of the most original costumes I've seen so far this year. :D

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