It’s been a heck of a day for bizarre and captivating Halloween costumes. But the first prize definitely goes to California photographer Royce Hutain who designed a LED Halloween costume for his daughter which created a startling effect in which the toddler appears to be an animated stick figure.
“She is 22 months old and loves wearing the suit,” Hutain writes on his YouTube page. “I'll be uploading a video of her in different locations running around and doing her usual funny stuff.”
In the video, his daughter walks down a dark hallway giggling. It’s only as the strange, animated stick figure gets closer to the camera that it becomes clear it’s a child wearing a suit of lights.
As it turns out, it’s not Hutain’s first LED stick figure video. Just last week, he posted this video showing a group of snowboarders wearing similar LED suits on the slopes.
In a Reddit post discussing the video, Hutain said he plans to put together a how-to video for people who want to make their own LED suit, which he estimates costs only about $50 to make.
Since it was first posted on Tuesday morning, the video has been viewed more than 150,000 times in 24 hours. And that number is bound to grow quickly with all the attention Hutain, and his very bright kid, have been generating.