For Halloween, Mike Warren wanted to go as Ghost Rider. To make the most of his costume, he built a 3D-printed skull helmet with LED lighting and a custom fan system that uses a vape pen to generate a cloud of smoke. Build details on Instructables.
Star Wars fans looking for something different to wear this Halloween might want to check out Rubies’ inflatable version of Han Solo, frozen in carbonite. The adult-sized costume includes a battery-powered inflation fan, and a mask and gloves to complete the frozen effect.
Inventor and builder Colin Furze teamed up with eBay for a crazy challenge – to construct a working replica of Tony Stark’s Hulkbuster armor using only components purchased from the auction site. Not only did Colin succeed, he excelled. Build videos here and here.
Jesse Wellens and Casey Neistat are back with another awesome Halloween costume build. After riding around as Aladdin on his magic carpet, Jesse took to the streets of NYC with model Carmella Rose on a real-life speeder bike from Return of the Jedi. BTS video here.
As expected, Nintendo delivered another classic game with Super Mario Odyssey. ThinkGeek lets you bring the game’s new and imaginative mechanics home with this wearable Cappy hat. If you don’t have a Switch yet, you can also get the hat as part of a console bundle.
Maker The Q’s latest (and possibly greatest) build is a larger than life, fully-articulated LEGO minifig costume you can build yourself using cardboard and hot glue. With more than two weeks left until Halloween, you should have plenty of time to make yours.
Celebrate Halloween this year dressed as Adam and Barbara Maitland from Tim Burton’s classic Beetlejuice. The duo of hilariously creepy masks is based on the scene where they’re practicing how to scare the Deetz’s out of their house. Finish the look with a pair of eyeball gloves.
Prop maker David Guyton made chest armor with a computer fan in front and a LED-lit jet pack at the back. He made it mostly out of steel and MDF, but he says you can use EVA foam instead. You can purchase the template for $5 on his website or his Android app.
Sneaky Zebra dropped by WonderCon in Anaheim, California to hang out with the many dedicated fans who turned out in their best costumes. The Joker and Mr. Meeseeks both want Lucille, John Wick got his dog back, and that dude from Beetlejuice still has a tiny head.
For their scene in the feature-length Robocop remake, Ghostlight built this fantastic replica of the villanous, but flawed ED-209 robot from the original Robocop. But instead of just being a static mockup or a scale model, this one is full size, and can be walked in by a puppeteer.
Get away from her, you bitch! takes on a new territorial kind of meaning with this hilarious build by prop and costume artists Frank Ippolito and Bill Doran. Their awesome doggy version of the power loader that Ripley donned in Aliens was crafted mostly from lightweight foam.
As we already know, Adam Savage loves to dress up in complicated costumes and walk around conventions to see if he can avoid being identified. For NYCC 2016, he dressed as the delightfully rotund Totoro. We love how he squeezed through that doorway at 4:45.
Looking for the best Halloween costume this year? Look no further than Ellimacs SFX’s brilliantly creepy version of the super nasty creature from Stranger Things. If you’ve got the time and ambition, follow along with the video, and get to cutting out those hundreds of teeth.
Sneaky Zebra dropped by Atlanta’s big sci-fi and fantasy fan convention, and captured video of some of the many fun and fantastic costumes on hand during this year. It was a hard decision, but the four LEGO Ghostbusters minifigs win our vote for best of the show.
Sneaky Zebra presents their latest cosplay compilation, showing off some of the amazing craftsmanship, creativity and dedication of costumed fans who attended this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Nope, we have no idea what the deal is with Ronald McThornald is either.
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