Working DSLR Costume Will Easily Win Every Contest

It's about that time of year when those who care about Halloween are finishing up their costumes and showing off photos of their creations online. Tyler Card's Nikon DSLR costume is particularly amazing, and meta, since he can actually use it to take photos of itself.

The camera's body, which is modelled after a Nikon D3, is mostly made of cardboard held together with tape, with a painted scavenged plastic bucket serving as the lens. But Tyler went above and beyond the call of duty this year. Inside the lens sits his actual Nikon DSLR, which is triggered by the costume's shutter button. The large flash over his head contains a working wireless strobe, lighting up a room with every shot, while the LCD display from an old Dell laptop is mounted to the back of the camera, providing instant image previews of every photo he takes. I'm not sure where you stick the giant SD card, but the built-in tripod sure is handy. [Tyler Card via PopPhoto]



    Apple couldn't have ever came up with an idea as simple and amazing as this.

    Poor apple fan boys awh

      How does this have anything to do with Apple???

        It has everything to do with Apple. Design over functionality.

        The design here sucks. But it works and it works well.

        And I can't say the same for Apple.

    Good effort!
    But to be picky... this is a typical case of the engineer vs designer! A case of spending too much time on the tech and not enough time on the design.
    I've built a few camera costumes over the years - non of them 'working' which is the point of this post.
    Still, if you claim a specific model please, please, pay attention to details. The button arrangement screams out D5000 not D3... while the squareness scream out P100 (Coolpix compact)
    A trademark red slash would also finish off the design nicely too.

    Umm he has a DX lens on it. I'mretty sure it's a d5100. Whicluke previously stated

    Beat that Canon

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