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Electric Chair Optical Illusion Costume

Electric Chair Optical Illusion Costume

The finished product

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Photo #1 - The finished product Photo #2 - Before adding silver duct tape Photo #3 - after duct tape added Photo #4 - Mixing bowl with flickering tea lights glued in Photo #5 - ready to go!
Costume type:  Costumes for Men
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for men entered our 2020 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Darkopz, the 'Electric Chair Optical Illusion' costume creator:

After seeing the Electric chair illusion costume on other sites, I also wanted to do one. Mine is slightly different but is also just as awesome!

I had to carefully measure the height of the seated area when I was standing so it didnít look elevated but also had to match the height of my hips. Since everyone has a different height, and length of legs, you will need to customize it to fit YOU. Iím 6′ tall in my case.

I first went and obtained some new cardboard boxes and started taping the pieces together followed by notching out the parts to fit together. I would later wrap it all in silver duct tape. I also bought a metal mixing bowl since it was reflective and glued some flickering tea lights inside to mimic being fried. This is held onto my head with a leather strap that was bolted to the bowl. I attached that to some conduit from Home Depot down to a plate attached to the backside to appear realistic, like a receptacle.

I used some adjustable dryer hose clamps as wrist restraints which doubled as handles when I was walking around. A PVC frame was added to the inside of the cardboard so I could attach some straps so that my shoulders could carry it. It was very light so I could walk all night. In addition to using panty hose filled with polyfill for the legs inside the jumpsuit, I added an iPod nano and bullet speaker inside looping electric sounds aimed forward.

I have to say, with my Electric Chair illusion costume I was the most popular guy in downtown Savannah last year!



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