Light Up Halloween with RadioShack DIY Costumes and Accessories for All Ages

DIY Destination Says Don’t Be Spooked by Cookie-Cutter Costumes

The experts at RadioShack have unveiled five fun light-up DIY costumes and accessories to help trick-or-treaters unleash their creativity and save money. Suitable for all skill levels and made with supplies available at your local RadioShack, craft stores and even around the house, these home-made costumes and accessories will stand out in the crowd. To get into the spooky spirit while creating a costume, check out RadioShack’s new video on how to survive a zombie apocalypse!

RadioShack DIY light-up costumes like these Fairy Wings are fun to build, look great and make trick-or-treaters more visible in the dark. Visit www.radioshack.com for project plans.(PRNewsFoto/RadioShack Corporation)

RadioShack DIY light-up costumes like these Fairy Wings are fun to build, look great and make trick-or-treaters more visible in the dark. Visit http://www.radioshack.com for project plans.(PRNewsFoto/RadioShack Corporation)

Suitable for all skill levels, these costumes stand out in a crowd. With products available at RadioShack, craft stores and even around the house, step-by-step instructions found on RadioShack's blog will ensure creative costumes for everyone in the neighborhood.  (PRNewsFoto/RadioShack Corporation)

Suitable for all skill levels, these costumes stand out in a crowd. With products available at RadioShack, craft stores and even around the house, step-by-step instructions found on RadioShack’s blog will ensure creative costumes for everyone in the neighborhood. (PRNewsFoto/RadioShack Corporation)

Find step-by-step instructions and images for the ideas below on RadioShack’s blog:

Light Up Hoodie – Glow in the dark with this light up hoodie, a spooktacular idea from our friends at Make. Grab any hoodie, some RadioShack EL tape, a RadioShack battery-powered inverter, and Enercell  batteries and combine to create a creepy effect.

Light Up Fairy Wings – Take your fairy costume up a notch with light up wings. The LED’s flash looks like you’re flying through the night.

Magic Wand – Little witches and wizards will have a great time with this light-up wand. This project is easy to create and allows for a lot of creativity. Decorate the wand any way you want and cast your spells all night long.

Superhero Cuffs – Superheroes are cool, but they are much cooler when their costumes light up. Grab some felt, add some LEDs and a button battery, and get ready to outshine those cookie-cutter costumes.

Robot Costume – If you’re ready for a more advanced project, the robot costume is here to help. This one takes creativity and a little elbow grease but will really stand out Halloween night.

These light-up costumes look great and help trick-or-treaters make their way in the dark.  Pair them with a flashlight and walkie-talkies to ensure a fun and safe night for all.

These costumes and accessories feature versatile DIY supplies available for in-store pick up today, including

RadioShack logo.  (PRNewsFoto/RadioShack Corporation)

RadioShack logo. (PRNewsFoto/RadioShack Corporation)

electroluminescent (EL) wire and tape, light emitting diodes (LEDs), watch batteries and more.

Once you’ve made your costume, share a photo on Twitter (@RadioShack) or Instagram using  #HackyHalloween for your chance to win a RadioShack Prize Pack valued at more than $100, featuring an AUVIO Bluetooth speaker!*

*One entry per person. Contest ends at 11:59PM CT Thursday, October 31, 2013. Winners will be chosen randomly and announced after 2:00 pm CST on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 and will be contacted via the platform they entered on (Twitter/Instagram). Prize will be shipped 2-3 weeks after the winners have been selected. Photo must show a DIY Halloween costume and have the #HackyHalloween hashtag.

Stable and Eye-Popping Fun, The HeliCat 22 Debuts at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

FAST EVEN IN WAVES WHILE SAVING FUEL IN THE HELICAT – A NEW 22-FOOT HIGH-SPEED CATAMARAN

Traveling on the water is anything but boring aboard the HeliCat (see on www.HeliCat.net).  This new 22-foot high-speed catamaran can travel 20-30 mph in whitecap waves while getting 5 mpg which is not possible in other boats. It is a 3-seater fore and aft, like a motorcycle, and gives that same open air feeling, but without the traffic danger. The new design makes this cool-looking, lightweight, stable and agile catamaran safe in rough seas, and a lot of fun with great fuel economy and near zero maintenance. The prototype boat’s top speed is 35 kn with twin 60hp Mercury four stroke EFI motors.  Twin 90 hp Honda motors yields a top speed of 40 knots.

HeliCat 22

HeliCat 22

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HeliCat 22

The HeliCat 22 is a cool-looking catamaran for rough water — great for stable & safe, fun, fast, economical and practical water travel, island transport, resort adventure tours (resort option has 4 side facing jump seats with seat belts), “the bass boat for rough water“, or day charter/rental. She corners flat like a rocket on a rail and is virtually unsinkable due to a combination of positive foam flotation and separate watertight compartments. She has been tested in whitecap waves under the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and found to be very stable and relatively smooth at 30 mph. (see videos on web site.) Combined with her stability and near-zero maintenance, it makes commuting on the water reasonably economical. Continue reading

The “Be More Than A Bystander” Campaign For National Bullying Prevention Month

Developed By The Ad Council And DDB New York Debuts New Psas

CAMPAIGN PARTNERS ALSO INCLUDE THE ADOBE FOUNDATION, AOL, ARCUS FOUNDATION, CARAT, CARTOON NETWORK’S STOP BULLYING: SPEAK UP FACEBOOK, THE FREE TO BE FOUNDATION, JOHNSON & JOHNSON, HLN, FILMMAKER LEE HIRSCH AND THE BULLY PROJECT, MLB NETWORK, NBA TV AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

In an effort to educate and empower parents to speak to their children about bullying, a new series of television public service advertisements (PSAs) are being launched as an extension of the Be More Than a Bystander campaign. The PSAs are being distributed nationwide to coincide with Bullying Prevention Month.

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The campaign was developed by the Ad Council in partnership with the Adobe Foundation, Arcus Foundation, AOL, Facebook, Johnson & Johnson, Cartoon Network’s Stop Bullying: Speak Up, the Free to Be Foundation, and the Department of Education; and the PSAs were created pro bono by New York advertising agency DDB New York, filmmaker Lee Hirsch (BULLY) and The BULLY Project, MLB Network, and NBA TV and HLN. Continue reading

The 54th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show® is Back with new Attractions and Special Programs

Transportation and Parking Enhancements Announced for 54th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

All four traffic lanes of Las Olas Bridge to be open during the boat show

For the 54th year, Fort Lauderdale, the “Yachting Capital of the World” will host the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show® (FLIBS), the largest in-water boat show in the world, from October 31- November 4, 2013, attracting an international audience of hundreds of thousands of boating enthusiasts to the largest in-water boat show in the world. FLIBS_Logo_New-300x258Covering six locations with more than 3 million square feet of space, the show’s network of water taxis, riverboats and shuttles will transport visitors to view the most amazing array of boats ranging from extraordinary super-yachts to fishing boats, runabouts and boats for every budget and delivers the excitement of boating, for any lifestyle to all boating enthusiasts. Attractions for the whole family include an exciting schedule of fishing and boating seminars and workshops for adults and children of all ages.

Boat show headquarters are at the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel & Yachting Center, with additional exhibits at the Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Sails Marina, and the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

This year, the show continues with its strategic plan of exciting new enhancements, solidifying its position at the forefront of the marine industry as the lifestyle event where interested people gather to connect, learn, see, and buy what is new.

We are committed to continuously enhancing the show experience for guests and exhibitors,” said Dane Graziano, senior vice president and COO of Show Management. “This year’s new attractions are designed to bring more fun and more choices to all people visiting the show.”

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Here are the Top 10 things to see and do at this year’s show:

1. Fireworks – enjoy a spectacular fireworks display launched from the rooftop of the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach – a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel on Thursday, opening night of the show at 7 p.m.

2. Tour the amazing exhibitor displays – As the leader in the global marine industry, FLIBS, creates custom-made, in-water exhibitor displays ranging from 400 to 10,000 square feet of temporary floating structures for display, sales and entertainment.

3. New to the show this year, The Club at Seafair, a unique 228-foot custom megayacht housing an art exhibit, fine jewelry, a restaurant and bar, the AIM Pavilion, and VIP lounges, all in a luxurious club-like atmosphere with panoramic views of the boat show. Located dockside at the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel and Marina, SeaFair is specially designed to provide a club-like environment where guests can meet to relax or conduct business.

4. The new Sailfish Pavilion is more than 90,000 square feet of additional space located outside the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center featuring boats ranging from 15 to 40 feet and an extraordinary selection of marine accessories, including the new Florida Sportsman pond with daily fishing demonstrations, the new LandShark Bar with a grilled food menu, the Miss Geico offshore racing boat and food trucks.

5. Check out the yacht toys SEABOB underwater scooters; Quadski amphibious ATVs; JetLev (flying jet packs); JetSurf and WaveJet (motorized surfboards); Sealegs (amphibious boat)

6. Enjoy refreshments and cocktails on one of the show’s world-famous floating cocktail lounges, including Guzzlers presented by Budweiser, the Superyacht Lounge presented by Palm Harbor Marina and the Gosling’s Rum Dark & Stormy Island Bar. Enjoy live musical entertainment, kick back and relax

7. Learn from top pros from the International Game Fish Association’s School of Sportfishing and The Blue Wild at one of the free fishing and boating seminars at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center and enjoy workshops for adults and children of all ages, including Hook The Future kids fishing clinics.

8. See everything the marine industry has to offer with similar products and boats conveniently grouped in categories such as high performance and sportfishing. CruiserPort features the world’s best selection of long range cruisers and related seminars. The Superyacht Experience features the world’s largest collection of superyacht builders of yachts over 40 meters.

9. Go by boat. Enjoy the City’s waterways with a free riverboat ride down the New River to the show from Downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Riverfront complex. Attendees can also ride the Water Taxi for $10 per day to any of the show’s six locations while touring Fort Lauderdale from the water.

10. Go shopping for every marine accessory and gift in one of the show’s six clearspan tents ranging in size from 20,000 to 70,000 square feet of air conditioned comfort.

Other exhibits that are sure to attract lots of attention include a personal submarine, a flying car, and an exotic auto show. The everything marine experience includes world-famous floating cocktail lounges, live musical entertainment, and an exciting schedule of fishing and boating seminars and workshops for adults and children of all ages.

Making for easier navigation and an enhanced show experience, fans will again enjoy themed areas including the Performance Village, the Sportfish Village, the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) Pavilion, the Yacht Builders Tent, and the show’s KidZone, located at the Broward County Convention Center.

All attractions and show locations can be easily located through MyBoatShow, the show’s free smartphone app, designed to help navigate the show’s docks, land areas and tents.

The show’s six locations are connected by a convenient land and water transportation network. Boat show headquarters are at the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel & Yachting Center, with additional exhibits at the Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Sails Marina, and the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

Organizers of the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show have announced the following transportation and parking arrangements designed to make attending the show convenient from all directions and easier than ever before to navigate. The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show takes place at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Broward County Convention Center and Sails Marina. The boat show’s extensive transportation network includes bus shuttles, water taxis and riverboats with convenient pick up and drop off locations, as well as dedicated parking lots. In addition, contruction the Las Olas Bridge will be halted from Monday, Oct. 28 through Wednesday, Nov. 6, with all four traffic lanes open during the show.

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