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3D Viewmaster & Slide Reel Costume

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3D Viewmaster & Slide Reel Costume

3D Viewmaster with Slide Reel

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Photo #1 - 3D Viewmaster with Slide Reel Photo #2 - The making of the costume, early stages. Photo #3 - Putting on some final touches Photo #4 - Testing out the fitting to make it actually work!
Costume type:  Costumes for Couples
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for couples entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Amber, the '3D Viewmaster & Slide Reel' costume creator:

I love creating new and fun costumes, and I thought this one up last year for halloween. Turns out, it's much harder to make than anticipated, so I moved it to this year and gave myself plenty of time to finish it (about 3 weeks of nonstop work)! If it weren't for my handy husband, Alex, it wouldn't be possible. He was very much against this idea from the onset, but once he got his man-hands on it, he was invested and went all out, making enhancements I had never thought of! It actually works...yhe slide can be placed in the viewmaster and either be projected on a clean wall with two flashlights, each picture corresponding to the phrase in the triangle window, OR just simply looking through each eye piece :) Too big fo 3d of course, but you get the idea. We made this our of 6 student science project fold-in cardboards (4 red and 2 white) and printed our last 5 years of fall photos on transparency paper and inserted them into the windows of the reel. Everything else is just a bit of superglue, hot glue gun, even sewing, endless measuring and engineering, and a lot of heart :)

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Rating: 4.8 of 5. Votes: 103

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#1 comment by Josh Yankey November 4, 2012

I'm very impressed. Well done

#2 comment by Joy G November 5, 2012

This is amazing!!!! Even more awesome than just the costume itself is that it works! Unbelievable!

#3 comment by Tasha November 5, 2012

Sooo creative!! I love it!!

#4 comment by Jennifer's friend, Granny T November 16, 2012

Oh wow! SUPER creative!!!

#5 comment by Sharon November 16, 2012

Amber and Alex does it again!!!!! Another year of amazing costumes!!!!!!

#6 comment by Lauren C. November 16, 2012

I LOVE this. Super impressed with your skills!!!

#7 comment by Lauren Humphrey November 16, 2012

Very creative!!! I like!!!

#8 comment by Andrea C B November 17, 2012

You're gunna rock to the top!!

Super creation!

#9 comment by marie & scott November 18, 2012

how cool is this?! so much love :)

#10 comment by Chelz September 23, 2013

OH my gosh this is so rad!! great job guys!!

#11 comment by Heidi October 3, 2013

Most creative!

#12 comment by Rose Freitag November 3, 2013

Have a costume party end of November-- hoping to pull it off! Can't find red display board though. will keep looking!

#13 comment by Eliza November 18, 2014

Such a great costume!

#14 comment by kare dimond September 16, 2015

can I buy this from you

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