Show Off Your Android Costume on a Massive LED Display in Times Square!

Paul Lilly

Is your Halloween costume full of win? If you're planning to dress up as something totally geeky, -- perhaps you and your significant other will dress up as an iPhone and a Galaxy S II, or a fully functional Nikon DSLR like this guy -- scary, funny, or anything worthy of a larger audience than your local neighborhood provides, Toshiba's giving you a chance to have your mug (and the rest of your costume) plastered on a giant LED screen above Times Square in New York.

It's a social networking stunt called "Put Your Face on Toshiba Vision" that ties in with Facebook. Here's how the three step process works:

  1. Upload your photo to the Your Face on Toshiba Vision tab on Toshiba Innovation's Facebook page .
  2. You and other Facebook friends can vote on a photo and share it via Facebook, Twitter, and email.
  3. The ten photos with the most votes will be displayed on the giant Toshiba Vision screen over Times Square each week.

Toshiba is also planning to pipe uploaded images shown in Times Square by live feed on its Facebook page, so you don't have to actually live in New York (or be visiting) to see all the epic Halloween costumes.

"Ever since we launched Toshiba Vision in Times Square in 2008, we have been using this terrific display to not only communicate our brand and product messages, but to share messages and news in tune with seasonal holidays and New York events, including of course, the New Year's Eve celebration. Now, with our 'Put Your Face on Toshiba Vision' photo upload application, we're giving everyone a chance to join in the fun and maybe even get their Halloween photo displayed for the world to see."

Photos for consideration have to be appropriate for family viewing, so a group shot of Duke Nukem surrounded by naked strippers has zero chance of landing on Toshiba's big screen.

Do you have a geek themed costume in mind? Tell us about it in the comments section below (and feel free to drop a link if you enter Toshiba's contest).

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