Smartphones Turn These Masks Into Incredible Animated Halloween Costumes

Proving that sometimes all it takes is a popular YouTube video to kickstart a successful business, Mark Rober, the guy who made the gaping hole in your gut costume using two iPads a few years ago, is back with even more easy but impressive costume ideas. And that includes a line of Halloween masks that come to life with nothing but a smartphone running a free app.

Last year the Digital Dudz line was improved with shirts featuring built-in velcro pockets that made it easy to insert a smartphone to bring the tee’s design to life. This year the pockets have been re-engineered to accept today’s larger more full-figured smartphones like the iPhone 6 Plus, and Marvel has given the thumbs up for a couple of Iron Man and Captain America designs that comic book fans are sure to go nuts over.

But it’s the addition of a line of rubber Halloween masks with animated features courtesy of your smartphone that should have the masses scrapping their stupid half-finished bent iPhone costumes.

Ranging in price from $US45 to $US60 with a free accompanying app, the masks are a relatively inexpensive way to get yourself a decent Halloween getup before October 31 rolls around. You can even wear them with t-shirts and jeans because people will be too transfixed on the masks’ awesome animated features — like roaming eyeballs, beating brains, or cyborg upgrades — to care what else you’ve got on. They’re perfect for grownups who still have a soft spot for Halloween, but don’t want people to know they just threw a costume together at the last minute. [Digital Dudz]