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Best Halloween Costume Accessory | Brainwave Cat Ears

Updated on August 20, 2014

Necomimi Brainwave Cat Ears Show Your Mood

Are you in the zone? Relaxed? Focused or not paying attention? These amazing cat ears will show the world your feelings throughout the day (or night!) Although they are being used as costume accessory and a novelty item, these ears have a pragmatic side for those who have difficulty communicating with others. They can also be used as a feedback tool for developing brain states such as achieved in meditation (focused relaxation).

I love the combination of the playful element (cat ears! my grandson will love them) and serious science. Reading and interpreting your brainwaves is an incredible technology that is not only fun but also useful. If you are using these, please share your stories in the comments. At the very least you should get the best Halloween costume award for wearing these!

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Would You Wear a Pair of These?

Are cat ears only for women? Dog lovers?

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What's Your Mood? - Can't read your girlfriend's signals? Get her a pair of these.

How fun and interactive are these for your next Halloween costume!?

Before Google Glass There Was Brainwave Technology

How the ears work to show your mood

As fun and playful as these are, there is some serious science behind the Cat Ears. Each device has 3 sensors that measure the electrical output of your brain, which changes depending on if you are in a stressed, relaxed or altered state of mind. The algorithms are translated into ear movements which are:

High Relaxation: Ears droop forward. Think catnap.

Focus/Relaxation: Ears alternately droop and perk up. Think cat deciding whether to chase that laser flashlight you're teasing him with.

High Focus: Ears are up and high. Think cat ready to pounce on mouse.

High Interest: Ears are up high and wiggling. Think cat hearing can opener and waiting for food to be delivered!

Switch Out The Ears - Black...meeeowwww!

Angelic kitty or naughty kitty...let your ears do the talking.

Or Go with a Wild Cat look

Bring out the jungle within you!

Necomimi Leopard Ears
Necomimi Leopard Ears

No cats were harmed in the creation of these products!

 

How to Make a Catwoman Costume

When my daughter was 12 I had a blast handmaking her Catwoman costume. I sure wish I'd had a pair of the Brainwave Cat Ears for it!

I found a black velour jacket in her size at the local thrift shop. Then I used fabric paint in a tube (kind of like cake decorating frosting) to paint on "stitches" to make it look sewn together. She wore black yoga pants and black high heeled boots. Instead of giving her a tail, she carried a long whip. Of course she has a Catwoman mask. Finally, she got a set of fake, long fingernails that clamped on over her own fingernails.

We always went to the local Halloween carnival which was loud, chaotic and fun. As the night wore on though the costume was slowly peeled off. On the way home, I started tell the story of how Catwoman lost her costume saying, "First Catwoman lost her whip. Next Catwoman, lost her fingernails. Then Catwoman lost her boots. Finally, Catwoman took off her mask."

At that point my tired daughter piped up from the back seat, "And then Catwoman lost her attitude!"

What's Your Favorite Part of Halloween? - Such a fun holiday...

Let me count the ways I love Halloween
Let me count the ways I love Halloween

Isn't there a poem somewhere that says: Halloween, how much I love you...Let me count the ways!

What part of Halloween do you love the most?

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Probably my best costume was Cleopatra. Living out on a ranch we had to get creative so I made a black wig out of horsehair (yes, itchy!) and use sheets for a toga. Couldn't find a snake to bring with me.

My other favorite costume was dressing up as a gorilla. I used an old raccoon fur coat that came down to my ankles and a gorilla mask. I was bar hopping so to drink I had to insert the straw through the nostril of the mask. That really freaked people out!

What was your most successful Halloween costume?

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    • giacombs-ramirez profile imageAUTHOR

      gia combs-ramirez 

      5 years ago from Montana

      @Erin Mellor: Wow!

    • Erin Mellor profile image

      Erin Mellor 

      5 years ago from Europe

      I went to a Quentin Tarantino Halloween party as a doctor from the ER episode he directed. It was hard to find a female Tarantino character who wore enough clothes for October.

    • Scarlettohairy profile image

      Peggy Hazelwood 

      5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I didn't dress up that much but did have a real cop uniform and a Little Bo Peep costume that were fun!

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