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« on: November 03, 2018 04:37:47 PM »

Ok...  I did not do much for this costume lol  But!  I did help.  My 13 year old put this together mostly himself.  He created the plans for the gun, and came up with how it was going to come together, but needed help with the welding (since he's never done that, and that wasn't me either...) He used a few pieces of 2x4 and shaped them a bit with a router, and some wood working tools I don't know the name of, and secured it with copper strap hanger.
Then we went to a "junk Treasure store" and he found the goggles, the mask, and the esso oil can.  The oil can "works" as a secondary filter (the idea here is that his character needed to make a better air filter, and that's what he could find so it's stuffed with whatever filter materials) and it's hooked up to the mask with a piece of old hose. I helped refine the process here and helped to attach the hose.
He stained a (rather nice) shirt with coffee to age it. 
Put it all together, and you've got a really cool costume.




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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018 04:54:32 PM »

Wicked costume! And also, be still my heart, just look at those CURLS! Your oldest lad is one cool dude.
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2018 05:21:18 AM »

Very cool!
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018 09:08:02 AM »

Thanks Ladies!

Wicked costume! And also, be still my heart, just look at those CURLS! Your oldest lad is one cool dude.

 
And yeah, those curls... Believe it or not, there was no effort into that hair. That's just what it does. I'm so jealous.
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