FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The experts at RadioShack
unveiled five fun light-up DIY costumes and accessories to help
trick-or-treaters unleash their creativity and save money. According to the
latest consumer survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, more than
$1.4 billion will be spent on children’s costumes this year. Even scarier than
the cost of these costumes is the thought of looking identical to someone else!
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Suitable for all skill levels and made with supplies available at your local
RadioShack, craft stores and even around the house, these home-made costumes and
accessories will stand out in the crowd.
Find step-by-step instructions and images for the ideas below on
RadioShack’s blog (http://blog.radioshack.com/2013/10/hacky-halloween/ ):
- Light Up Hoodie – Glow in the dark with this light up hoodie, a
spooktacular idea from our friends at Make. Grab any hoodie, some RadioShack
EL tape, a RadioShack battery-powered inverter, and Enercell batteries and
combine to create a creepy effect.
- Light Up Fairy Wings – Take your fairy costume up a notch with
light up wings. The LED’s flash looks like you’re flying through the night.
- Magic Wand – Little witches and wizards will have a great time with
this light-up wand. This project is easy to create and allows for a lot of
creativity. Decorate the wand any way you want and cast your spells all night
- Superhero Cuffs – Superheroes are cool, but they are much cooler
when their costumes light up. Grab some felt, add some LEDs and a button
battery, and get ready to outshine those cookie-cutter costumes.
- Robot Costume – If you’re ready for a more advanced project, the
robot costume is here to help. This one takes creativity and a little elbow
grease but will really stand out Halloween night.
These costumes and accessories feature versatile DIY supplies available for
in-store pick up today, including electroluminescent (EL) wire and tape, light
emitting diodes (LEDs), watch batteries and more.
Once you’ve made your costume, share a photo on Twitter (@RadioShack) or
Instagram using #HackyHalloween for your chance to win a RadioShack Prize
Pack valued at more than $100, featuring an AUVIO Bluetooth speaker!*
These light-up costumes look great and help trick-or-treaters make their way
in the dark. Pair them with a flashlight and walkie-talkies to ensure a fun and safe night for all.
To get into the spooky spirit while creating a costume, check out RadioShack’s new
video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82xLXJeImBk ) on how to survive a zombie apocalypse!
*One entry per person. Contest ends at 11:59PM CT Thursday, October 31, 2013.
Winners will be chosen randomly and announced after 2:00 pm CST on Tuesday,
November 5, 2013 and will be contacted via the platform they entered on
(Twitter/Instagram). Prize will be shipped 2-3 weeks after the winners have been
selected. Photo must show a DIY Halloween costume and have the #HackyHalloween
About RadioShack Corporation
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technology products and services, as well as products related to personal and
home technology and power supply needs. RadioShack® offers
consumers a targeted assortment of wireless phones and other electronic products
and services from leading national brands, exclusive private brands and major
wireless carriers, all within a comfortable and convenient shopping
environment. RadioShack employs approximately 30,000 knowledgeable and
helpful sales experts globally. RadioShack’s retail network includes more
than 4,300 company-operated stores in the United States, 270 company-operated
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