My youngest guy wanted to be Spiderman so his brother asked me to make him Homemade Doc Ock Costume for Halloween. I found an old trench coat at Salvation Army and put slits in the back to accommodate the arms. The arms are dryer tubes that I attached to an old backpack, one of the kinds that clips in front near the chest for support. The backpack was for comfort.
To give the upper arms shape I braced them with thin metal poles. The metal poles go into the dryer tubes and are reinforced with metal flashing tape. The claws at the end of the arms are cardboard covered in tinfoil. When he walked the arms would move around as if they were alive. I went on the internet and poured over pictures of Doc Ock to get the angle the way I wanted it.
In the center of each claw I put shiny red cardboard. We dyed his hair as brown as we could get it and picked up some Doc Ock style glasses. Collecting everything took about a week and construction took about 4 hours. The clothes underneath were a button down shirt and black pants like in the movie. We had a fantastic response to this costume.
This is a Homemade Doctor Octopus Costume. Trench coat is from an old Halloween cowboy costume. Mechanical arms are made from smaller dryer vent tubing. An "H" was made from PVC pipe and then small sections of pool noodle were put on each of the four ends.
The dryer vent hose fits perfect over the pool noodles. Elastic straps made the "H" shaped harness work just like a backpack. Craft foam cut into triangles and covered with aluminum foil are glued into the ends of each arm. Plastic goggles complete the outfit.
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