I got the idea about 15 years ago when I saw a guy wearing something similar. I’ve wanted to do this ever since, so I decided this would be the year. I started the costume in mid-September and finished October 20, 2013. The chair is made from cardboard which I measured, cut, folded and constructed with lots of hot glue. Next was paint and accessories. For the paint I went with a flat brown to make it look as realistic as possible. The head piece is a standard work light with hard hat inners attached. The electric wires are standard conduit cable. Next I had to figure out how to carry it around. I had to attach two 1×4’s to the seat bottom for stability of the straps. Once I had the straps figured out all I had to do was make the legs look realistic. For the legs I stuffed pantyhose then wrapped them in duct tape in the shape of legs. Next I put the legs in the jumpsuit and attached the suit to the chair with more hot glue. After completion I couldn’t wait to go to the annual Halloween party at Power Plant Live in Baltimore. The party is hosted by a local radio station and the prizes are always great. When I arrived at the party I felt like a celebrity! Everyone wanted a picture with me. I must have taken 500 pictures that night. Then it was time for the contest. The host picks five people from the crowd of hundreds. I was the first one picked. Once on stage you are judged by crowd cheers. When it was time to cheer for me the crowd went crazy. I won and the prize was $1000 and a trip for four to Cancun Mexico!