We had some freaking amazing entries in our first annual Halloween Costume Contest (though no one actually wanted to be really scary and dress up as Peter Rojas). But when it came down to it, we had to pick some winners; we actually wound up having more runners up than we'd originally expected because there were so many great entries, but our grand prize goes to Komei H., and his functional Canon PowerShot S200-with working rear LCD viewfinder! Be sure to check out the rest of our winners after the break!
Grand prize (5G iPod with video)
Yes, the barrel retracts!
Yes! The viewfinder is functional!
So the camera actually takes pictures, then previews them or goes viewfinder style on the back display � the rig was powered by a car jumpstarter. Wow. Just� wow. Way to go, Komei!
Second place (unlocked RAZR V3)
2nd place goes to Cam R., and his functional Daft Punk costume. When we say functional, we mean that helmet scrolls text, just like in the video. Damn, yo. Peep the 15MB AVI of it in action!
Runners up (Tokyo Flash watches)
Ryan Z�s TiVo costume may look like the real deal, but trust is, this thing is home freakin� made.
We always wondered what kind of facial expressions an anthropomorphized iSight + mount might have. Thanks, Ben J.
We too want to touch Nicholas T.�s Nintendo controller.
Michael E.�s nano wasn�t iPod-functional, but he showed some serious TLC in its fabrication.
Troy C.�s functional iPod was pretty great, so we�re gonna give�m something nice anyway.
Paul J�s terminator/robot mask was freaking insane. He�s gonna get something nice, too.
Big thanks to everyone who entered! We�ll have more contest entrant highlights later today, so stay tuned!