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How To Make An Amazing Apple Themed Costume For Halloween [Halloween Costume Guide]



It’s nearly time for Halloween, which mean you really need to figure out what you’re going to wear when you go trick or treating. Yeah, you could just stop by the store and buy a costume that thousands of people across the country are also going to buy, or you could be totally awesome and make your own.

To help you out we’ve created a guide on how to make your own Apple themed costume. Some are extremely easy, while others require a lot of work. No matter which costume you choose to go with you’ll be ready to show of your love for Apple in a unique way. Check them out:

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Zombie Steve Jobs

Difficulty: Easy

What You’ll Need:

  • Full rum metal round eyeglasses frame – $9.99
  • Black Mock Turtleneck – $11.58
  • Levi’s Men’s 501 Jean – $48
  • New Balance Men’s M991 Running Shoe – $119.95
  • Liquid Latex – $13.70
  • Toilet Paper – $0.50
  • Basic Makeup Kit – $8

How To Do It:

Step 1: Put on your Levi’s, turtleneck and New Balance M991’s.
Step 2: Apply your zombie makeup using the video guide below.
Step 3: Put on your glasses, grab an Apple product to carry around.
Step 4: Put a ding in the universe.

If you think it’s “Too Soon” for Zombie Steve, you can always go as regular Steve Jobs or maybe create a halo and do Angel Steve Jobs instead.


iPod Dress

Difficulty: Easy

What You’ll Need:

  • Tube Dress – $9.99 
  • 2 Iron-on Fabric Transfer Sheets – $7
  • Printer
  • Steam-a-seam – $5
  • 8.5″ x 11″ piece of white fabric

How To Do It:

Step 1: Print your album artwork and iPod clickwheel (download them here and here).
Step 2: Iron on the transfers. Printers don’t print white, so the iron on transfers won’t transfer the white color from your image. To fix that, cut the iPod screen on the printed sheet, lay the sheet on white stetchy fabric and trace outline with a pencil. Then cut out the rectangle you just outlined. Now attach the white fabric sheet to your dress using Steam-a-Seam. Now iron on your album artwork. Use the same process for the click-wheel.

For more detailed pictures of the ironing-on process, click here.


iTunes Giftcard

Difficulty: Easy

What You’ll Need:

  • Large piece of Cardboard
  • Black morphsuit – $44
  • Black wig – $7
  • Paint
  • Duct tape
  • Bungee chord or rope – $6

Step 1: Paint your cardboard. Start with a primer layer, then paint it whatever color your want your giftcard to be. Once your paint has dried, you can stencil on a white Apple logo in the corner as well as the monetary amount of the gift card. Hereare a few gift cards for reference.

Step 2: Create straps for your by card by cutting four small holes in the middle, then run your bungee cord or black rope through the holes and secure them with duct tape.

Step 3: Put on your black unitard or morphsuit and your black wig, pull on your gift card straps and get ready to party.


iPod Costume

Difficulty: Medium

What You’ll Need:

  • Cardboard
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Paint
  • Box cutter
  • Duct tape
  • Pencil
  • Magic Marker

Step 1: Cut you cardboard into an iPod shape with a window a the top. If you can find a refrigerator box that is nearly your height, you’ll only need one box, otherwise you can duct tape multiple boxes together and cut away their interior walls. Make sure to cut holes for your arms, legs, and head.

Step 2: Paint your box. Start with a coating of primer, then paint the box whatever color you want your iPod to be. You can use a paint brush or spray paint. To add extra detail, paint the back of the iPod box a metallic gray and create a stencil of the Apple logo.

Step 3: Create your click-wheel. You can use a stencil to create the circle, or use your box cutter and a piece of foam board to create a click-wheel and hot glue gun it onto the front. Then add the Menu, fast-forward, rewind, and play/pause button to the click-wheel.

Step 4: (optional). You can take your iPod costume to the next level by adding a plexiglass screen or a mini-speaker to the inside and connecting it to an iPod. For more info on how to do that click here.


 Working iPhone Costume

Difficulty: Advanced

What You’ll Need:

  • 40-inch LED TV
  • Jailbroken iPhone
  • VGA out connector
  • LED light
  • 12V battery
  • Inverter
  • Plywood or Plexiglass
  • Paint

Step-by-step instructions on how to recreate John Savio’s “guyPhone” haven’t been published, but he has given us a few details on how he does it. So if you want to be a brave explorer and figured out your own way to create a working iPhone 5, here’s a rough outline on how to do it.

Step 1: Create your front display. Measure the exact dimensions of your TV screen, then outline the screen area on your plywood or plexiglass. Next, cut an opening in your plexiglass or plywood that is large enough for the display to be visible.

Step 2: Paint the body of the iPhone.

Step 3: Create a support harness for the entire human sized iPhone.

Step 4: Fasten your TV to the front display. Connect your iPhone to the TV using a VGA out connector.

Step 5: Hook an inverter up to a 12V battery to power the TV.

According to John Savio, the entire costume will weigh about 70lbs and have about 2hours of battery life.




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