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How-To: Chomping Pacman Costume


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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.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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