"This year my family went with a Lord of the Rings theme...Legolas, Gimli and Frodo. Boromir was unavailable as he was taking the photo."
Homemade Mario Pixel art
"Our iPod nano costumes! I know your contest said to be "holding" the object but what better than to actually be an iPod right? I made the costumes simply out of colored duct tape. I then made our menu buttons out of paper including the play list screen after each of us picked out our own individual songs. Besides being a little tight and needing major skills to go to the restroom, they were a huge hit!"
"Here is the Mario Riding Yoshi costume I made this year! My smartphone (pictured) has had a retro gameboy cover on it for a long time, as a testament to my love of old school Nintendo. So, obviously, that turned out to be a perfect accessory for this costume! I made Yoshi out of cardboard, newspaper and colored duct tape and secured him to my waist with a climbing harness. Then I altered a child's Mario costume to complete the illusion. It's a bit scrappy, but I still hope it gets me a 1up on the competition."
"A bit taller, a bit faster...must be a 5. You may be thinking "wow...another iPhone costume. Great creativity." But please note, first, that the shirts were hand made by us, and, second, that due to my abundance of vertical space I was actually able to support an iPhone 5 costume this year! WOW! My poor wife, though, was stuck as an iPhone 4s. I'm also a bit faster than she is. I showed off my LTE and better processor speed while running the bases tonight."
"This started off trying to figure out how my 6 year-old son Timmy could have the Imperial March playing while trick or treating... The Playbook was perfect! A little (a lot really) duct tape, my convertible case and now Darth Vader is ready to lure iPod users to the dark side!"
Now that's some gadget love.