Oct 26 AT 4:17 PM Clark Wimberly 53 Comments

DIY Costume Contest – Win an ASUS Slider prize pack from Shadowgun and NVIDIA


To celebrate the long-awaited release of Shadowgun into the Android Market, we’ve paired with @NVIDIATegra to give away an awesome tablet prize pack, featuring the ASUS Slider, a Jawbone Jambox Bluetooth Speaker, and a $25 Amex gift card to get you started in the Tegra Zone.

So how do I win?

Since we are nearing Halloween and we are a community of do-it-yourselfers, we figured a costume contest was in order. And not just any contest, but a DIY costume contest.

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We’re talking cardboard, foil, duct tape- anything you’ve got laying around the apartment or in the garage that can be strapped together to potentially win a brand new tablet.

The theme? Futuristic sci-fi bounty hunter, of course! Take a look at our Shadowgun review to get a sense of the game. The protagonist is a hulking badass who runs around in flack armor shooting stuff with large guns. We figured this would make for some awesome costumes.

To enter, simply build a ridiculous costume and submit a photo here on this post, as a comment. You can post it to Twitter, Flickr, Google+, Facebook- anywhere! In case you want to actually rock the Shadowgun look on Halloween, we’ll leave the contest open til Nov 1st. Just make sure you come back here and share the link with us. The Android and Me editors will review all the entries and select a winner the day after Halloween.

I like free stuff and all, but even I have limits.

If you want to participate but aren’t in a cardboard cutting mood, we’ve still got something you can win. Just for tweeting a link to this contest, you could win a limited edition Android and Me t-shirt. We’ve only got a handful left and we usually don’t print a design twice.

You can tweet whatever you’d like, just make sure to mention @androidandme and Shadowgun (that is how we are tracking entries). If you’d like the latest updates on future contests, make sure to follow @NVIDIATegra.

Happy Halloween and good luck!

We look forward to seeing all your DIY costumes and hope everyone has a very happy (and safe) Halloween. Make sure you eat plenty of candy and play plenty of Shadowgun. Then come back here to see all the entries. PS: This contest is open to anyone, regardless of geographic location.

To get the creative juices flowing, here is a high-res wallpaper of the main character in Shadowgun. Click for full size. Or click here for one with the logo.

Clark is a developer living in Austin, Texas. He runs ClarkLab, a small web firm with his wife, Angie. He's a big fan of usability, standards, and clean design.

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  1. Sweet, I want to see what people come up with =)

  2. Aaaaand bring on the pissed off girlfriends!

  3. alexGuest 4 years ago

    Wow this is so ridiculous such a waste of time, i am off this
    *looks for things to make costume*

  4. Oh noes… I’ve never been that creative lol. Hopefully I’ll come up with something. :-)

  5. sweet time to get some boxes from my job! cant wait, i already have something in mind! :)

  6. Maybe I’ll take a tip or two from this…

  7. DannyGuest 4 years ago

    It isn’t a bounty hunter, but here’s my awesome Halloween costume anyways.

    Thought everyone would enjoy it.


  8. Working on something. This is taking a helluva lot longer than I thought =p

  9. melvin javierGuest 4 years ago

    gotta join on this! will post tomorrow for my progress…gonna be a long night.. wew…

  10. Sexy LegoGuest 4 years ago

    This is crap. How am I supposed to enter my S&M Lego costume with these narrow rules.

  11. melvin javierGuest 4 years ago

    alright…progress so fast… now using some tissue and newspaper haha..gonna color it later with used paints at my dads garage :)

  12. Tarick "Goldarr" ArnoldGuest 4 years ago

    Everyone goes as Batman on Halloween, but this I went as the Batmobile.


  13. melvin javierGuest 4 years ago

    I wish there is a consolation pack or freebies. :) for the efforts ! wohooo.

    • melvin javierGuest 4 years ago

      This s a nice archive of you. been joining cosplay before? looka like youve use this once in a whie. cool

    • melvin javierGuest 4 years ago

      seems like so many people around u. should be proud of ur self.. what contest is that youve join with your costume before?

  14. here’s my entry starring my little boy Bishop:

    no animal was harmed in this production…except for some minor humiliation ;-)

  15. here’s mine :) hope you like it… really wish there is a consolation prize ahaha :) just kidding..


  16. here is my entree, this took a good time to make but I love how it came out, I hope I win. :D


  17. Here is mine, took a while to make everything! Only used cardboard, ducktape, and some spray paint…oh! and a plastic grape container for the helmet and a hook for the chest (: Put a lot of time into it, hope you like!

    GALLERY: https://picasaweb.google.com/106043996411107344697/CostumeForAndroidAndMeCom

    VIDEO CLIP OF MY SUIT IN ACTION! (1:07): https://picasaweb.google.com/106043996411107344697/CostumeForAndroidAndMeCom#5670194762721064066

    Crossing my fingers for this one! haha

  18. This was a very fun contest! :D great idea!

  19. i think it is stated to be a DIY do it yourself contest… not do some yourself contest hehe happy cosplaying guys! it’s late holloween ahaha :)))))

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  21. Man I just want to win!!!

  22. Here I am to win the prize

  23. Chatter, Chatter, Chatter. uhhhh that’s my teeth!

  24. It’s raining shells… hallelujah, it’s raining shell… amen! Uh, you know, the song… It’s raining men. lol Now that, is funny. All day long. I keep them laughing.