07/10/2013 06:07 BST | Updated 06/12/2013 05:12 GMT

'DigitalDudz' High-Tech Halloween Costumes Are Disgustingly Brilliant (VIDEO)

Judging by the dubious quality of the costumes on sale from major retailers this year, you might be better off thinking outside the box. DigitalDudz high-tech costumes might be the answer.

They're made by Mark Rober, a former NASA engineer who left the agency after his homemade costume -- which used two iPads to simulate the guts (and air) inside a zombie -- went viral online in 2011. Rober eventually sold his company making the costumes to the British firm Digital Dudz and the result is a range of new costumes which use smartphones to achieve similar effects.

Last year the costumes made more than $250,000, even though you had to duct-tape your smartphone to the inside of your T-shirt. This year's designs have built-in pockets for your devices, and have some cool new effects available through the included app. Take a look at the new range for 2013, below.

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