Electric Chair Optical Illusion Costume

After seeing the Electric chair illusion costume on this site (made by John), I also wanted to do one. Mine is slightly different but is also just as awesome!

I had to carefully measure the height of the seated area when I was standing so it didn’t look elevated but also had to match the height of my hips. Since everyone has a different height, and length of legs, you will need to customize it to fit YOU. I’m 6′ tall in my case.

I first went and obtained some new cardboard boxes and started taping the pieces together followed by notching out the parts to fit together. I would later wrap it all in silver duct tape. I also bought a metal mixing bowl since it was reflective and glued some flickering tea lights inside to mimic being fried. This is held onto my head with a leather strap that was bolted to the bowl. I attached that to some conduit from Home Depot down to a plate attached to the backside to appear realistic, like a receptacle.

I used some adjustable dryer hose clamps as wrist restraints which doubled as handles when I was walking around. A PVC frame was added to the inside of the cardboard so I could attach some straps so that my shoulders could carry it. It was very light so I could walk all night. In addition to using panty hose filled with polyfill for the legs inside the jumpsuit, I added an iPod nano and bullet speaker inside looping electric sounds aimed forward.

I have to say, with my Electric Chair illusion costume I was the most popular guy in downtown Savannah last year!

Electric Chair Optical Illusion Costume

Electric Chair Optical Illusion Costume

Electric Chair Optical Illusion Costume

Electric Chair Optical Illusion Costume

Electric Chair Optical Illusion Costume

Electric Chair Optical Illusion Costume

Electric Chair Optical Illusion Costume