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Friday, October 29, 2010

I made my husband a Krang costume for Halloween

So, yeah, I'm pretty proud of this. Krang moves and speaks.





I have some wicked hot glue burn blisters on my fingers.

Matt did the bulk of the wiring.

(If you can't see the vid or pix because this was imported to Facebook, click here: I made my husband a Krang costume for Halloween.)

My hope is that he wins the costume contest at his work this year. Last year I made him a giant squid costume, but it didn't take home the prize. I think I've topped that effort, so we'll see.

Partial list of ingredients:
  • Really cheap sumo outfit from eBay
  • Stupid amounts of polyester filler to restuff the sumo outfit and Krang
  • Oven tray lid
  • Sculpey
  • Yoga mat
  • Red tshirt
  • Three different kinds of foam
  • Spray paint
  • Hot glue
  • Cellophane
  • Various small repurposed electronics
  • Pink fleece, and of course ...
  • Duct tape.


UPDATE: HE WON! W0000000t!

Also, this kind of went a little bit viral after I posted it to Reddit, where it eventually hit the front page. Notable mentions include io9, The Daily What, and Joshua Topolsky (editor-in-chief of Engadget). Nearly 50,000 hits on the first Flickr photo as of this update.

UPDATE 2: As of Monday at noon, the YouTube video currently has 117,000 hits. Flickr photo is hovering just under 100,000. On Saturday, my channel cracked the YouTube top 100 at #79. I was invited to apply for revenue sharing OMG!
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