Lowa dad creates epic Zoom call Halloween costume for 12-year-old daughter

  • 31 Oct - 06 Nov, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly
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An Iowa dad is poking fun at 2020 with a very fitting Halloween costume for his daughter – and it's sure to make those with Zoom fatigue shudder! Greg Dietzenbach recently went viral after he created an impressive Zoom call costume for his 12-year-old daughter, Ada Dietzenbach. Using a large foam board and digital art programs, the Iowa resident, 42, managed to recreate the Zoom interface with a Halloween twist. Not only does it feature edited, Halloween-themed photos of Ada as other users and a cutout for Ada's masked face front and center, but the creation also has a live video shot of the "victims" who answer the front door. The father of two began brainstorming early last month but says he didn't actually start working on it until Oct. 12, coming up with subtle jokes for the Zoom interface like "666 Participants," "Share Scream" instead of "Share Screen" and naming the live video user box as "Next Victim." From there, he started working in Adobe Illustrator, taking silly photos of Ada and transforming her into monsters using the iPad Procreate app. Thanks to his job, he had access to a large format printer and was able to print his design on the 1/4 inch foam board. He later attached straps to the back of the board, as well as the iPad, and ran a mirror app on the device so it would show a display of the neighbours who answered their doors.