GIANT ROBOT from the anime Madness at Mokuba
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This is my 9 foot tall home-made Giant Robot costume. It weighs 120 pounds, took about 250 labor hours to complete, and is mostly made of recycled building materials, hardware, and styrofoam from computer boxes. The top part is constructed on a tripper’s backpack frame. The bottom is more complicated and involves hollow box pieces connected by rubber strips that act as joints. The feet are large reenforced blocks of foam with ski-boots mounted on them. They boost me up over a foot higher, and the larger costume extends about 2 feet over my head for a total height of nearly 9 feet. The largest version is nearly 10 feet tall, and i have plans for a 12 foot high version. Here are some statistics:
Max Height: 2.75 meters (~9 feet) (driver height 1.82 meters/~6 ft)Max Reachspan (arm to arm): 3.00 meters (~10 ft)Max Reachheight: 3.50 meters (~11.5 ft)Shoulder Measurement:1.5 meters (~5 ft)Foot Measurement: 0.60 meters (~2 ft each)Total Max Weight (without driver): 55 kg (~120 pounds)Total Max Weight (with driver): 145 kg (~320 pounds)Right Arm: Working Claw (grasp range: .30 meters or ~1 ft)Left Arm: Working Gun (pyrotechnics firing range 2-4 meters, 6-12 ft)Mobility: fully jointed at elbows, shoulders, knees, ankles, waistAccessories: chem & LED lighting, sound effects systems
Hand-made Giant Robot costume. This is the smallest version (of three). It is 8 feet tall, weighs about 110 pounds, and is composed of 95% recycled materials. Fully mobile and walkable.
I also made these 2 Spacegirl Warrior costumes. They are gold & silver fabric sewn by hand. The stiff parts have cardboard inside the fabric, which has been sewn around it to make the seal.
This is the medium sized version. It weighs about 120 pounds, is 9 feet tall, has 5 foot wide shoulders, and a size 87 foot :-)
Finally the large size version. Nearly 10 feet tall, working claw & hand, and about 170 pounds of costume. Working on a supersize version that will be about 12 feet tall. Heh heh...