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Halloween Costume Contest 2012

GIANT ROBOT from the anime Madness at Mokuba

Nov 02, 2012
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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.

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

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