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Soul Walker Costume

"what nightmares are made of"

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Photo #1 - "what nightmares are made of" Photo #2 - Posing with kids on Halloween Photo #3 - Creature at work #1 Photo #4 - Creature at work #2

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Plain Female MaskPlain Female Mask

Aluminum Forearm CrutchesAluminum Forearm Crutches

Aluminum 24" to 40" Adjustable Drywall StiltsAluminum 24" to 40" Adjustable Drywall Stilts

Costume type:  Costumes for Adults
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Fictional Character Costumes

This homemade costume for adults entered our 2011 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Eric, the 'Soul Walker' costume creator:

I have dreamed about becoming a creature like this since I saw "The Dark crystal"( landstriders scene) when I was a child. When I was an adult I went to see "circ de soleil" while watching the blank face crutch walkers and it hit me why donít I combine them both. This creature I refer to as "what nightmares are made of" is 7 feet tall and primarily made of recycled foam from electronic boxes. An Old Foam Eggcrate Mattress, duct tape (that has been spray painted black) coffee dyed cheese cloth and ripped up dollar store spooky cloth. I used old crutches, in which I modified to make taller since they only go to 6.6ft. The most expensive thing was the dry wall stilts that I bought, which is cheaper than making stilts from wood. The pictures do not do it justice, watching the video of me walking around scaring everyone on Halloween does. I will be making a how to video shortly but for the mean time click on the website link to view some of the creature in action video/photo. Happy Halloween!!!

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#1 comment by Kalamitykim November 15, 2011

Amazing!!! You out do yourself every year :)We are so proud of you and your born talent. You are correct, this picture does not do you justice. It's even scarier at night.

#2 comment by Patrick Barnes September 14, 2012

AMAZING. I love it! You have just given me an amazing idea. Thank you!

#3 comment by Justine A. September 17, 2012

This is the coolest costume I've ever seen. And I've been Halloween-obsessed for about 26 years, so that's saying something. Thank you SO much for sharing! Wow.

#4 comment by Jessica October 2, 2012

It reminds me of the wheeler's from return to oz minus the wheels of course. Really kook!!

#5 comment by Blake cannon October 23, 2012

Sick. Doing it. I have stilts!

#6 comment by David Stocks October 1, 2013

Just... WOW!!
How on earth do you manage to move in this?

#7 comment by Alisha October 16, 2013

You should have the balls to accredit the original artist.. funny how "original" you are!


#8 comment by TK September 22, 2014

This was done back in 2010... not saying that this costume isn't awesome, it's just not your original idea. And you really should give proper credit to the people who came up with it and not make it sound like you came up with it...

#9 comment by mme6546 November 1, 2014

proper credit would be jim henson, dumbo.who WAS, in fact, mentioned. and I watched the vid....its NOT the same. different shoulders, different look, more cobwebby, not so smooth and chiton-like...

#10 comment by Wes November 3, 2014

Very authentic costume. Going to create a version for next year, 2015.

What are your plans for costume? For sale? Thanks

#11 comment by Ricky November 5, 2014

Really cool!

Are you facing forwards or down in it? It's really hard to tell.

#12 comment by Chloe October 14, 2015

What is the price ????? #soscary

#13 comment by Greg neubert October 30, 2016

Ok this is freakin awesome!

#14 comment by dfrtgyhujk July 30, 2017

My brother did this costume in the same neighborhood I was trick or treating. I got so scared :3

#15 comment by Sara October 29, 2017

Email me please

#16 comment by Greg October 30, 2018

Would love to learn how you made this

#17 comment by David Penick August 30, 2019

Lots of people in this world. Ideas can be "original" even though different people come up with basicly the same idea. Don't pay attn. to the negative, just know your imagination is awesome & keep running with it! Not everyone has the talent to pull it off...

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