Photographer crafts custom Nikon camera body Halloween costume…and it actually captures photos!


posted Monday, October 31, 2016 at 8:36 AM EST


If you went to any Halloween parties this weekend, you surely saw some cool and clever costumes, but I bet you didn't see a fully-functional camera costume. Photographer Bryan Troll crafted his very own Nikon camera body costume that not only looks the part, but actually functions.

After about 40 hours of cutting, trimming and taping US$100 worth of materials together, Bryan had his camera body costume ready to go. To take it to the next level, he had to put in a camera, attach it to a strobe located in the flash area of his costume camera and then devise a way to reliably connect the camera to a display on the back of the camera costume so that shots could be viewed in real-time. In case you're curious, Bryan used a Nikon D750 with a Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 lens and a Nikon SB-800 flash to bring his costume to life.

It's a highly-impressive costume, to be sure. You can see a video of the camera in action from Bryan's Facebook page below. You can view a bunch of behind-the-scenes images and view images captured with his costume camera here.

(Seen via DIY Photography)