Halloween is less than a week away, and your iOS device can be a great utility for the scary holiday. Digital Dudz is an app that helps turn your iOS device into a costume complete with animation, that will star at a Halloween party, or out trick or treating. The app is designed by a former Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer, who in 2011 created a Halloween costume by strapping an iPad on his front, and back with both running FaceTime to make it look like he had a gapping hole through his middle. Last year, he started the company Digital Dudz, which offers a collection of t-shirts, and accompanying iOS app. The t-shirts offer gruesome scenarios that are positioned to have the iPhone screen fill the voids with animated sequences.
Last year, the t-shirts required you to cut holes for the iPhone screen to show through, and use duct tape to atach your iPhone to the shirt. This year, the t-shirts have the holes already made, and there’s a sewn in velcro pocket to just drop the iPhone, or other smartphone into. The t-shirts include blood wounds, creepy faces, and more, while the iOS app can supply a beating heart, moving eyeballs, and other choices. The result is exquisite allowing you to have a bloody shirt with an actual beating heart in motion on the chest. There’s also a creepy scrolling eyeball to fit on a spooky face, or moving eyeballs for a framed portrait, zombie, or clown. There’s also a new version this year that is accelerometer activated, so it shows intestines, and when the device is thrust forward, a hand reaches in, and rips them out.
The Digital Dudz t-shirts are $29.95, but the app is completely free, and you could always make your own t-shirt at home. The app is universal allowing you to run the same animations on your iPad for even more intense animations. Digital Dudz (Free, Universal) is a great way to get ready for Halloween.