And so, I dug through my not-completed project pile in the craft room and pulled out my AT-AT Imperial Walker costume. It's happening this year.
|So far, only 2/3 of the pieces for the body have been cut.. Notice how it takes up much of the double bed.|
Like my Madcat Mach II Mechwarrior costume, this will be a full body puppet costume. A complicated series of pullies will move the legs. I'm still figuring the head out. I might have to weigh down the rest of the costume to keep it from being too front heavy, as the head is almost a 1/3 of the mass of the body and will hang in front.
A roll cage built from PVC pipes will provide structure and maintain weight balance. The bulk of the materials will be made from Cardboard, as well as some foam and plastic attributes.
My goal is to have it completed in time for Austin Comic Con which takes in late October.
|Still in the early stages. Measurements, sketches and height proportions. You can see where I drew my body inside the AT-AT on the top-left picture. That's where it will sit on top of me.|
|Seriously, they're so cute! I think AT-ATs look like giant puppy dogs.|
I've also got a cheap last minute couples costume inspired by The Walking Dead that Jeremy and I hope to bring to Dallas Comic Con this year. We'll be wearing it Sunday after the Star Trek guests have gone home. I'll share more details on that in a future post. :3
If you could dress up as anything or anyone, who would you choose?