I already talked about using a projector to prototype a Halloween costume. One Halloween idea that worked out better than I expected was Jack Nicholson from The Shining. Remember the scene when Jack axes his way through a door, announcing “Here’s Johnny!”? It looked like this in the movie:
I started by letting some stubble grow out, and on the day I took the picture, I left my hair messy. I also ordered a plastic axe.
It turns out that this picture was perfect for a long canvas I had. I used Pixlr to edit Jack out. In a quick test, it looked like this:
That’s when I realized for a light projector, you want to edit out with white, not black. A little more work and I was quite happy with the results:
Let me tell you, it only got more creepy from there:
Oh, did I forget my axe? Let’s bring that into the scene:
I didn’t bother to paint or print out anything for the canvas, but overall, it was fun to play with a potential Shining costume for a little while:
Happy Halloween, everyone!