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Halloween - Large Hadron Collider

October 31st, 2008 (08:43 am)

I went to a Halloween party Saturday night as the Large Hadron Collider.

Large Hadron Collider!

The glowing particle accelerator around my neck is not to scale. This one is 24 inches circumference. The real one is 17 miles circumference.

I was already planning to go as the Large Hadron Collider, but I shamelessly swiped a lot of the details from this gag that "NotReallyAlice" did as presented on the Skepchick blog.

Here's a closeup of the control panel. CMS stands for Compact Muon Solenoid:
Large Hadron Collider control panel

The CMS OFF/ON and CMS COOLING OFF/ON switches light LEDs, and the CMS ABORT button is illuminated. The PANIC BUTTON OFF/ON switch causes a high-pitched buzzer to sound.

"Oh, that fellow at Radio Shack said I was mad. Well, who's mad now?!" *diabolical laughter*
---Monty Burns

Also, as seen from behind, the black hole that the Large Hadron Collider will create is already forming:
Large Hadron Collider creates a black hole!

Like most things, the Large Hadron Collider is more fun in the dark:
Where was the Large Hadron Collider when the lights went out?  In the dark!

I'll be wearing this costume again tonight at the Halloween Bash / RATL band gig at On The Rocks Tavern on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
No I won't; as muffle1969 has informed me, that club has closed suddenly, canceling the band gig.


Posted by: Marva Rodriguez (muffle1969)
Posted at: October 31st, 2008 01:16 pm (UTC)

uhhhhhh... I talked to Jason last weekend and Adam this morning...On The Rocks is no more. :(

However, "Hey, Baby! Can I play with your buttons and switches?"


Posted by: planettom (planettom)
Posted at: October 31st, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)

Glad you told me about the club closing. I probably would have checked the RATL webpage before driving over there tonight, but it's good to learn now rather than around 9 PM tonight.

Hey, you can play with my buttons and switches anytime, baby.

Actually, while making the costume I realized I had to put the two top switches asymmetrical; otherwise it was like this nipple thing.

Posted by: planettom (planettom)
Posted at: September 17th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)

I reused this costume from Halloween last year at DragonCon this year. Here's a post on that.

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