Wow! Matthew Varas made a pulley-activated chomping Pacman costume, and detailed the build on Make: Projects. It’s exciting to see entries coming in to our Halloween Contest 2011.

A few years back I built a giant Pacman costume at the last minute, but it wasn’t good enough for a tinkerer, so I figured that there had to be a way to make it better. What better than to add a functioning mouth to the costume! Thus started the six week saga of making a giant working Pacman costume and matching ghost.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).