After spending hours looking for the perfect costume on this site and youtube, I ran across levitating street performers on Youtube, pretty much by accident. Once I showed it to my husband and he looked closely on how it was constructed he was on a mission to figure it out.
First came buying a welder (it was his birthday coming up so that worked out great as a gift) then just collecting pipe, an old seat, wood for a base, dirt and grass from a field for the base, cape, mask and miscellaneous items from the dollar tree store.
We had maybe 40.00 in the whole costume minus the welder. Once he figured out how to position the bars to counter balance his weight, the rest of the process was easy. He won 1st place in a local contest at a club here in town and 400.00.