ED-209 from Robocop Costume
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This homemade costume for men entered our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Patrick, the 'ED-209 from Robocop' costume creator:
This is an full scale version of ED-209 from 1987's Robocop movie. It stands approximately 7 and 1/2 feet tall and 7 1/2 feet wide. Everything has to be as light as possible because it adds up on something that big. The outer structure is made from EVA floor mats and reinforced with pvc piping and pressed cardboard (aka old book covers). The skeleton is made with wood and strap hinges for joints. The giant digitigrade legs (I call them "chicken legs")stand to the sides of my actual legs in the middle and have full motion when I walk.
All and all, took about 3 months to make and a few hundred dollars. I designed the pattern myself from various 3d models and the pepakura software. I highly recommend the pepakura software and EVA foam floor mats for use in any costume instead of traditional cardboard. I plan on spending a lot more time on this costume too, adding details and reinforcing for long term wear. I'd like to do a 5K in it next spring.