Head in a jar costume at Maker Faire 2011


29 Responses to “Head in a jar costume at Maker Faire 2011”

  1. Marc Lawrenz says:

    This is awesome, although we dont have some creepy fair but I really like this one.

  2. Stefan Jones says:

    I took a stereo image of this. (And about 120 other cool things at Maker Faire.)

    I’ll submit a link to the set when I’m done making anaglyphs.

  3. Gulliver says:

    @ Anon #1

    [Great}, but not [spectacular].

    Fixed fer ya. :)

    Double walled container to make it look like the head was in formaldehyde without snorkel gear would have been better.

    Yeah, safer too; although I’d guess he had a safety release valve where he could reach it.

    Another nice touch for the next version would be a pivot motor on the head with a simple wired remote concealed in the hand so he can make the CDC worker look toward passersby. Along with the double-walled tank that would look hyper-creepy.

  4. g0d5m15t4k3 says:

    Augh, I applaud this guy for the costume. I am feeling pressure of not breathing just IMAGINING what it’d be like to be submerged in the water all day, or even an hour, just breathing through the snorkel. I’ve drowned and had to be resuscitated before. And I’ve been locked under a bed so tight it was like being in a coffin. I can only imagine this costume combines BOTH of those feelings t the same time.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes. It does combine both!

    • Donald Petersen says:

      I’ve drowned and had to be resuscitated before. And I’ve been locked under a bed so tight it was like being in a coffin.

      God seems to be having difficulty eradicating this particular m15t4k3, if you don’t mind my saying so. You must lead a perilous life. FWIW, I’m glad you’re still with us.

  5. 2liberal says:

    How is he exhausting the bad air? When you use a snorkel you have to pull in the good air thru the snorkel and breath out thru the nose via a valve in the face mask. Otherwise you are just re-breathing the same air in the snorkel and he won’t last very long.

  6. Anonymous says:

    >How is he exhausting the bad air?

    Maybe through the hose out the top of the tank, like you see in the picture?

  7. Anonymous says:

    I remember seeing this guy (pretty sure it’s the same guy) at BM, many years ago…

  8. Anonymous says:

    he’s breathing a lot of dead air in that snorkel … needs to be shorter. I suspect he knows that by now.

  9. izimusic says:

    that’s so funny, look at him what is he look like?

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  10. dmatos says:

    As long as the volume of the snorkel is significantly less than the volume of his lungs, it doesn’t matter. My lung volume is in excess of 3 litres. Hazarding a guess, the volume of that snorkel is probably about half a litre. That means I’d get 2.5l of “fresh” air with each breath.

    And that’s more than enough to live on. As long as he doesn’t start hyperventilating, with lots of rapid, shallow breaths, he’ll be just fine.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Good, but not great. Double walled container to make it look like the head was in formaldehyde without snorkel gear would have been better.

  12. adamnvillani says:

    You can snorkel like that pretty much indefinitely, or, at least, you won’t be limited by anything involving the air (eventually you’re going to get cold or tired or sunburned or hungry or bored and want to head back to shore). There’s no accumulation of “bad air.” What I (and apparently, others of you) wonder is what happens if the mouthpiece gets dislodged from his mouth. How does he get the water out from around his head?

    • Bevatron Repairman says:

      Quite right — what creeps me out more is that he doesn’t have at least a rough bit of screen on the top of the snorkel. Unlikely as it is, the first thing I thought of was a wasp climbing down through that thing. Eeek.

      • imag says:

        You know, millions of people go snorkeling *every year*! The vast majority of them are not breathing out through their noses. Not only are they breathing through snorkels, they are actually, you know, exercising.

        And Anon: a double-walled container would have looked like a double-walled container with a dry person inside. This is way better than that.

  13. Brainspore says:

    That beats the dick-in-a-box guy hands down.

  14. penguinchris says:

    I thought that was one of the coolest things too. I appreciated the costumes a lot of other people had, but they were mostly pretty tame/lame steampunk/victorian things, and this was really well-done and very cool.

    I did find it a bit odd that (at least when I saw him) he didn’t stop walking… there were lots of people trying to take photos, but he just kept walking at a fast pace! He wasn’t trying to get anywhere, just wandering around, but wouldn’t stop for photos.

  15. adminium 529 says:

    I think it looks pretty RAD. Great job!

  16. jeligula says:

    Sloughed skin, dirt and oil from his face would cause one awesome bitch of an ear infection.

  17. Anonymous says:

    And the backstory HAD to include Detroit.

    Newsbreak! Detroit will put down a zombie outbreak in no time flat.

    I feel sorry for Scottsdale, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Charleston, etc.

    We got sixteen men on a dead man’s chest
    And I shot those suckers and I’ll shoot the rest

    Most illingest b-boy – I got that feeling
    Cause I am most ill and I’m weldin’ and killin’

  18. Antinous / Moderator says:

    It’s a variation on the classic John the Baptist on a caterer’s tray.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Decapitated body or disembodied head.

  20. kenahoo says:

    I’d be worried about getting water in my goggles, or in my lungs. No escape valve? Just stand on your head I guess?

  21. gcrime says:

    This is also a similar gimmick the the one in the awesome Stagecraft v Househaunters gorilla costume lawsuit.


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