Happy Halloween, Nikon style!

Check out this fully functional Nikon Halloween costume created by Tyler Card:

Fully Functional Camera Costume from Tyler Card on Vimeo.

For Halloween 2011, I designed a wearable camera costume using my Nikon DSLR.

It's a fully functional, complete with an LCD display, built in flash, shutter release button/wireless remote control. It is also capable of triggering my Alienbees strobe lights with a Paul C. Buff Cyber Commander, and winning any costume contest with the push of a button.

Making of the Camera Costume from Tyler Card on Vimeo.

This is the process of making my Halloween costume and some pics of it in action.

Everything works from the LCD screen, built-in flash, and shutter release button. It is also capable of wirelessly controlling my Alienbees strobes, and winning any costume contest with the push of a button.

Music: "Just Say Um" by The Little Village
Video by Adam Barr: adamichael.tumblr.com

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  • Mark V

    Maybe if we Trick or Treat at Nikon they might show us the D800?

    • T.I.M

      Sure, to get an orange D800 in your bag next to the red D3100 ?
      No thanks !

  • lolly

    I prefer the smaller, metal version of the D3 … the wearable one is promoting Nikon too much ๐Ÿ˜›

  • texasjoe

    Nice job! I think i might give it a try for next year…

    • texasjoe

      But he put the D3 label on the wrong side…

      • IanZ28

        If you read his responses on Vimeo he didn’t expect the types of response received and he stated that he threw the costume together rather quickly – and without much planning.

        What is surprising is the pretty impressive party shots he got with his super camera.

      • Eric

        Also, DX kit zoom on a D3. ๐Ÿ™
        Great costume, though!

  • any specs of this camera?

    • Discontinued

      DX as far as I can tell.

      • kyoshinikon

        Its obviously a D40 with a tag that says D3

  • woOw, how great is this !!!

  • Been there guy

    Where would the candy be stored at? Inside of lens?

  • Brock Kentwell

    Tripod doesn’t look very sturdy. :p

    • mikycoud

      You shoul warn people when you’re gonna say things like that! It made me laugh so hard I spat out my coffee on my Wacom dude!

    • KitHB

      tripod’s got a leg missing, no my mistake, it’s just very retracted.

    • Calibrator

      Yes, a leg seems to be missing — or perhaps it’s a bit short?

      • Calibrator

        Doh! Saw your comment only just now…

  • AnoNemo

    I think that’s about the most accurate representation of the seriousness of Nikon as a camera company lately. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Moth Flopwell

    What does God Need with a Star Ship? Maybe next time this dude could go to his local homeless shelter and give his time there. Just a thought.

    • Cvh

      How high were you when you wrote this?

  • Jimmy

    This is the D800 guys.

    You know, the one you’ve all been crying for.

  • Markus

    Thats’ not Halloween..it would be if he worn a Canon suit….Oh, it’s a Canon user, I get it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Anonymous

    What is the sensor size? This is an adult question ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • KitHB

    Just hope nobody tries to tether him. Where would the USB fit?

  • Tommy

    A Nikon D3 with a DX lens?

    • I thought that was odd too. Maybe it’s the AF-S 35mm f/1.8. That looks pretty good on a full frame.

  • This must be Nikon’s upcoming medium format body…

  • kyoshinikon

    This has been floating around the net for days… BTW it is a D40 with a D3 tag…

  • Some Guy

    Just say ‘no’ kids….

  • 120-300 os

    Past Present and Future.
    Well for Halloween today worldwide at locale time 12h 48mand 49sec. itยดs eleven days eleven hours eleven minutes and eleven seconds away from 11-11-11

    So 11-11-11-11-from 11-11-11 looks like Nikon 1 show but it isnยดt.

    • 120-300 os

      oops 48 min.

  • This must be the D800 we’ve been waiting for. It also explains why the sensor was quoted as 36MP.

  • The invisible man

    If the D800 don’t show up by 12/31/2010 I’ll get a D700

    • T.I.M

      Wait a minute…..we are in 2011 !
      The D800 is really OVERDUE !

  • Dweeb

    The scariest thing today is Nikon’s decaying old products from years and decades ago rising from the grave and being marketed still, this time with rebates. Next to Canon offering what used to be their flagship now at 18MP of course.

  • paf

    Meh … I decided to go low budget for this Halloween and go out as a human tripod. Good thing is, I didn’t have to buy any costume thus not taking away from my D800 fund.

    • Not the ever popular Voice Activated Lightstand?

  • peterb

    cute – Wish I had that creative and construction ability since abandoning it for the IT field…

  • how many times did the lens cap hit him in the nads during the evening. bad height for that.

  • never seen a bipod before

    • nyspete

      theres another leg, but its much shorter.

  • There’s room for improvement ๐Ÿ™‚

  • VT

    Oh goodness. This guy has got a lot of time on his hands. I’m speechless (not in a good way).

    • Josh

      Please remain speechless. We don’t need bigots and haters like you talking. The guy made a fun device for himself for halloween – but you and your sordid kind, have to go and trash that. Just because your life is pathetic doesn’t mean that others have to be on the ‘Waah’mbulance too!

  • Ben Schlockwell

    Some people have way too much time on their hands.

    • Josh

      You mean like you? Why are you on the internet going through sites during your work hour? Talk about having too much time on your hands! Pot meet kettle!

  • Anonymus Maximus

    Like Good on him!

  • Baaslouis

    It would appear that when Nikon said they would build their next camera around the consumers’ needs, they misunderstood what this meant… At least you’ll never leave it behind

  • Andrew

    Pretty crazy – far too much effort involved for my liking ๐Ÿ™‚

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