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November 01, 2004

US Election Halloween Costumes

2004's Scariest Halloween Costumes

A Do-It-Yourself Guide to This Season's Quickest, Least Expensive, and Spooky-Ookiest Halloween Costumes

Florida's Electronic Touch-Screen Voting Machines

Give Democrats in your neighborhood the chills with this adorable re-creation of a computerized, touch-screen voting machine! Just like the real ones, our voting machine costume leaves no paper trail and comes with easily hackable’Äîbut totally adorable’Äîsoftware!

To make this costume, visit your neighborhood moving and storage facility and purchase a dish barrel. Cut the box down with a utility knife to fit your child’Äîdon't forget holes for head and arms’Äîthen add a coat of flat black paint. While the paint dries, use PageMaker to print the black-on-white touch-screen display, which can then be affixed to the dried box with spray adhesive. Add tights, an old computer keyboard, and you're set!

Total cost: Under $5.
Total time: Under an hour.

Posted by jason at November 1, 2004 07:51 AM