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Weirdness: This Game Boy Color Costume Actually Plays Game Boy Advance Games

Posted by Martin Watts

Trick or treat yourself to a bit of Pokémon?

A YouTube user who goes by the name of MikeHandidate managed to outdo even the eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein this Halloween by dressing up as none other than a giant, fully functioning Game Boy Color.

While the costume does share some similarities to Frankenstein's monster in that it's a tad unsightly, it's nevertheless an impressive achievement, mainly because it has the ability to run games. Moreover, other people can actually play using the control setup installed into each of the costume's gloves. In case you're wondering why the picture above features Pokémon Fire Red & Leaf Green, it's because MikeHandidate opted to use the components of a Game Boy Advance system instead.

It may not be truly authentic (although the Game Boy Advance does feature backwards compatibility with Game Boy and Game Boy Color games), but the costume's creator decided that the Game Boy Advance would be more suitable for the 16:10 aspect ratio screen that he ended up using.

We've included a video below which shows the costume in action. If you could go dressed as a fully functioning video games system, what would you be?

[via technabob.com]

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User Comments (21)

hydeks

#3

hydeks said:

it was rainy and windy beyond belief where I live, this costume would have been a fail lol

GreenDream

#13

GreenDream said:

@Discostew LOL.....

AHEM...... Well, this is a triumph in DIY hacking. If he managed to do something similar for the Sega Saturn... Wow... He would be my hero...

SanderEvers

#16

SanderEvers said:

@Imagine23 You could do this with a raspberry pi (google it), an USB powerpack and a cheap display that can be powered by another USB powerpack.

Dr_Groose

#19

Dr_Groose said:

Mass produce this, I wanna be able to wear this to school and play Metroid Fusion during Math!

BulbasaurusRex

#20

BulbasaurusRex said:

Thank you for not confusing Dr. Frankenstein's name with his monster. I hate it when people do that. (There's also no Igor in the original story.)

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