Cool DIY Alien Costume

For my Alien costume, I bought a bunch of sports padding, guards and a pair of matching bike helmets at thrift stores. I painted them all to match blue and black. Then I bought six cheap LED necklaces, speaker wire, fish tank air hose and lots of hot glue. I filled a fish tank air hose with hot glue and stuck LED into the hot glue. Then I mounted  them to the sport pads, some under the chest plates and shoulder pads (bike helmets) and others on top of the legs and arms.

For the head I bought one bald cap, liquid latex, and green, white and black face cream.

I also bought three big wooden snakes, four small wooden snakes, some fishing string to make them move and a rubber band to make them retreat. I  attached a rubber band to one side of the four small snakes, added beads, and ran fishing string on the other side to make them move. Then I ran the strings through the hands to power the movement in the face.

For the weapon I bought one line laser. (I would later pretend to scan people up and down their body with the line laser.) Then, I attached three laser pointers with star tips to the wrist guard to make weapon. I also had a broken spinning laser top that made cool sounds and lights that I ran in tubes over the laser pointers.

This costume easily took the first place for best overall costume at work. After work I was off to the casino for the big Halloween party/contest. As I walked around moving, I could not help but notice people pointing and exclaiming, “My God! They move.” Others stopped me to ask how I managed to make them move. When I showed them the fishing string they were even more floored knowing that it was such a simple process. Everyone thought they were mechanical.

I had tons of people taking my picture and lots of them did actually capture videos of the face movements.

The judges rated me 4th place for individual costume and I got 2nd place in for People’s Choice.

Over all this was a very fun costume and was a definite attention grabber.

http://youtu.be/8MdTcK2Jq2w

Cool DIY Alien Costume

Cool DIY Alien Costume

Cool DIY Alien Costume

Cool DIY Alien Costume

Cool DIY Alien Costume

Cool DIY Alien Costume

Cool DIY Alien Costume

Cool DIY Alien Costume



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