Functional Etch A Sketch costume


We love all of the creative Halloween costumes that have started trickling in now that the holiday is finally over, and people have found time to document their last minute projects. Take this functional Etch A Sketch costume made by [mazinbenny]. The knobs are lawnmower wheels. The pulley system is strung with 1/16″ wire rope to move a carrier for a dry erase marker. The marker draws directly on an acrylic screen. HowStuffWorks has a post on how a real aluminum powder based Etch A Sketch works.

We’ve covered more technical Etch A Sketch projects in the past. We’ve seen them hooked up to computer mice, drawing portraits at Maker Faire, and commenters have even suggested turning mechanical dry erase boards into giant Etch A Sketches.


  1. Reezy says:

    Checkout the bender costume I made for my daughter, and the IRON MAN Proto type costume that I was quite impressed with. Note that both costumes are made primarily out of cardboard.

  2. jones says:

    lol at his massive american gut being caught by the y axis.

  3. Raged says:

    Nicely done reezy!

  4. Del says:

    My son’s costume had an arduino (surprise) running an LCD, and a servo to open/close the “Treat Receptacle Hatch” via a button on his left wrist. Oh, and an old analog multimeter to show battery status.


  5. Lol, I love it when people are as inventive as this. It should give more ideas to the halloween costume manufacturers etc as most available are all abit samey…. might have a go at one myself

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