These industrial-quality DrumPants allow you to make music by drumming on your clothes! A sensor kit allows you to create drums sounds, and you can also sound like a synthesizer, piano, or guitar. The device comes with over 100 built in effects, or you can create your own.
Pretty cool! This project is currently trying to raise money on Kickstarter, and they’ve very nearly reached their goal.
[DrumPants via Laughing Squid]
Have you seen the epic YouTube Rewind for 2013? After only a few days, it already has nearly 20 million views!
Featuring an impressive audio mix, YouTube gives us a glorious look back on all the greatest songs and videos from this year, from YouTube’s top content creators. Naturally, we’re treated to loads of great costumes. This video is packed so full of references, you could probably watch this 100 times and not catch them all.
It’s been a great year. Thanks, YouTube!
Oh, Kmart, you’re so funny. Check out this new commercial, called “Ship Your Trousers.” It’s a twist to their viral “Ship your Pants” commercial that ran earlier this year. They’ve added a humorous tribute to Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Nice costumes!
Thanks to Stacey for the tip.
For a recent sketch on Jimmy Kimmel Live, comedians Amy Poehler and Billy Eichner run through the streets of New York City dressed in Christmas costumes. They try to get random pedestrians to join them in singing Christmas carols. Ha, too funny. Definitely a great way to spread smiles and Christmas cheer.
[via Jimmy Kimmel Live]
The Costume Party is a promo clip for an upcoming webseries called Oddballs. A team of filmmakers in the UK are hoping to raise enough money to finish a 30-minute pilot for TV.
The show is about two normal roommates who happen to live with an alien robot named Frank. Sounds like fun, eh? If you’d like to contribute, head on over to Mobcaster to learn more. Not only are these Oddballs accepting donations, but they’re also open to collaboration and input from fans to help shape the story.
Smart idea! I can’t wait to see the finished pilot.
“Oddballs” revolves around Spencer and Ralph – two flatmates (or “roommates” for you Americans) – who live average lives in an average house in an average neighbourhood. And then there’s the alien robot that lives with them, Frank. The series follows the lives of the trio, the people around them, their jobs, girlfriends and intergalactic space armies.
What makes “Oddballs” different is that we want to make it with your own creative input. We’re looking for artists, writers, designers and anybody with a creative instinct to bounce ideas off and collaborate with to shape this series into something that we can all be proud of.
Here’s a bit of interesting costume trivia. Did you know that the mask worn by Michael Myers in Halloween was actually a modified Captain Kirk mask? True enough, William Shatner sort of appears in the classic horror movie.
Originally, the producers wanted Myers to wear a clown mask. But after tweaking the eyebrows, eye holes, and hair of a cheap Star Trek mask, they realized they had found the perfectly terrifying face for their killer. Very interesting!
At first, the HALLOWEEN crew thought Michael Myers should wear a clown mask, as a callback to the beginning of the movie when he killed his sister in a clown costume. The HALLOWEEN crew also considered a Don Post mask from 1975 of Captain James T. Kirk, purchased for around $1-$2. After removing the eyebrows and sideburns, spray-painting the hair brown, opening up the eyes more, and painting the face white, the crew found the mask to be eerily emotionless.
Wow, check out this old photo from 1922. These two troublemakers are going to a costume ball. Very cool costumes, indeed. At first I thought they were robots, but I’m starting to think they’re supposed to be aliens. Any thoughts?
CosPlay Date is a fun new web series in the works, a scripted comedy based on– you guessed it– cosplay and dating.
The project started when a group of actors, writers, and producers all took a class together, and decided to pool their talents and make a show. They’re hoping to raise money on Indiegogo, so feel free to donate a few bucks to the cause.
This is a neat idea, with a fun focus on costumes. Can’t wait to see the final product. Good luck!
We are a group of seventeen actors, producers and writers joining together over a unified vision that stems from an acting class we all took together early in 2013. The coach in that class inspired us to combine our individual gifts by collaborating on a project we can call our own.
True to form, our talented writers geeked out over the concept of a dating service that specializes in making CosPlay themed connections… So the writers sat down to write about that world from a comedic point of view.