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Have an Augmented Reality Halloween This Year

You may want to consider using a bit of augmented reality this Halloween, with the help of Zaphat.

By Adario Strange
|  Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012  |  Updated 4:57 PM PDT
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Have an Augmented Reality Halloween This Year

With Halloween coming up soon, now is the time to come up with your next geeky approach transforming yourself. To that end, you may want to consider using a bit of augmented reality, thanks to a new virtual mask called the Zaphat.

Created by Zappar, the Zaphat is a hat with a tiny augmented reality target logo on its front. When accessed by an iOS or Android device running the free Zappar app, an interactive mask appears over the hat wearer's face. That's a bit like putting on a pair of shades and realizing everyone is an alien in They Live.

The mask choices include a zombie (with optional howls of hunger for human flesh), a werewolf (baying at the moon option included), a jack-o-lantern, a knight in armor, and even a television with changeable channels.

There's also an option that allows you to take photos of the person being masked and share it via email, Twitter, or Facebook. Pricing and release date haven't been announced, but you can sign up to be a beta user at the company's site. In the meantime, you can see the Zaphat in action in the video below.

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