for the love of nike

This year, I’m a black hole for Halloween. Obviously.

Black Hole Halloween Costume / for the love of nike

Black Hole Halloween Costume / for the love of nike

Black Hole Halloween Costume / for the love of nike

Black Hole Halloween Costume / for the love of nike

Black Hole Halloween Costume / for the love of nike

Yep. You guessed it. I’m a black hole for Halloween. “How is that possible?” You might ask because technically, black holes are invisible. Gravity is so strong within them, no light can make it out.

Right now, our best way of detecting a black hole is to search for stars in their vicinity. When these celestial bodies are near each other, they create a very high energy light. The human eye is incapable of seeing it, but that’s what satellites and telescopes are for, right?

Just to put things into perspective, our sun isn’t near big enough to make a black hole (which is formed by stars collapsing on themselves). Once a black hole is created, it’s a singularity in space time. Singularity in space is a one dimensional point containing an unimaginable amount of mass. Here, gravity is infinite, curving space-time and our own laws of physics.

Woah. Who wouldn’t want to be a black hole?!

When I set about creating my costume, I struggled with how to convey it. Then it hit me. Why not make an event horizon? That’s the area around a black hole that’s essentially the point of no return. Once you’re that close to the gravitational pull, you’re on your way to being sucked in and destroyed.

Take a look at my hat. I made that beauty out of wire and polymer clay. The two outer rings show planets and stars that are on their way to being sucked into my space singularity. (Pardon my lack of scale and insufficient understanding of advanced physics.)

That being said, Happy Halloween, my friends! Stay safe and make sure not to get sucked into any black holes out there. 

11 comments

  1. hmunro

    I’m no astronomer, but I’m willing to bet you’re the most adorable event horizon in our corner of the universe. 🙂 Happy Halloween to you!

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  3. Hmm. Not gonna go there, but at last a use for those little black dresses that proliferate. If I remember your polka dot party you probably created the entire backdrop by hand too. And you and Stephen Hawking on your hoity-toity singularities.

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