My brother and I decided we wanted to do a classic NYC costume that everyone would immediately recognize. What do you see a thousand times a day and never give a second thought? The Walk/Don't Walk signs that adorn almost every corner of this city. Who knew people loved this icon so much?! We went life-sized and paid close attention to detail. We covered ourselves from head to toe using LED christmas lights stuck inside pingpong balls affixed to cardboard for the stop hand and a black jumpsuit for the walking man. We even blinked and turned off... just like the real signs.
(Photograph courtesy Jim Kiernan)