Phone-Synched Effects for Costumes
The Digital Dudz mask line offers an easy-to-use smartphone insert that lets your phone save a rather run-of-the-mill monster mask. By downloading the free Digital Dudz app, you can play video loops of restless eyeballs, throbbing hearts or pulsating wounds and use these as the highlight of your spooky get-up.
The mind behind this clever idea belongs to Mark Rober who is also a NASA scientist. He helped build the rover now exploring Mars but in his free time, he creates clever costumes. A Youtube video featuring one of his costume creations kickstarted his Digital Dudz brand. In the video, he was showing off an illusion of a see-through hole in his stomach. He did this by tethering two iPads – one in the front and another at the back – feeding each other from the front camera.
The see-through shirt idea has now evolved into over 35 different items, with an improved slot to snatch the phone out for a quick selfie. Digital Dudz items sell for $25 for the t-shirts and up to $55 for Morphsuit. A Morphsuit is a head-to-toe skintight fabric with an unsettling realistic print. With a thumbs up from Marvel, Digital is also selling the Iron Man (with light-up reactor) and Captain America (moving eyes) shirts that fans will definitely go crazy for.