2020 Halloween Costume Contest
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Iron Giant Costume

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Iron Giant Costume

Exploring the alley way

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Photo #1 - Exploring the alley way Photo #2 - Crossing the tracks Photo #3 - Hiding Photo #4 - Robots love the sunset Photo #5 - pondering Photo #6 - He is in love Photo #7 - And off into the sunset...
Costume type:  Costumes for Men
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for men entered our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest, and won 1st place in the Coolest Adult Costume nomination!

A word from Stephen, the 'The Iron Giant' costume creator:

My name is Steve, and I am an industrial designer from NJ. I love designing and building a new halloween costume every year that challenges my skills and knowledge of materials and different processes. This year I decided to challenge myself with scale and faceted geometry by building the Iron Giant. I have always been fascinated with the 1999 movie character and strived to bring his armor, movements and emotions to life.

Through the aide of 2D and 3D design programs, I built a scale model of the Giant which I could then use as a reference to build the actual costume. The body armor is mostly made of EVA sheet foam which I molded and bent into various forms. I used 18'' painters stilts to elevate the costume to 7ft tall, and have a full range of motion. All joints were designed to move and rotate along with my body to create very fluid movements. All parts were hand painted with acrylic, and weathered based on the cartoon.

This was a very fun and comfortable costume to wear! It was showcased on the Live with Michael and Kelly show the day before Halloween. I hope you enjoy my creation!

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Rating: 4.8 of 5. Votes: 31

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#1 comment by Costumer July 22, 2016

This is impressive! Well done!

#2 comment by Andy May 25, 2017

Wow!!!!! you are a very cool dude! using Artistry with engineering skills


#3 comment by Erika Dowdy September 25, 2017

I would love to see a Predator mask and helmet

#4 comment by BECCA PICKENS January 23, 2018

Would you consider selling it or renting it?

#5 comment by Emil Morell April 28, 2018

If yes, and Becca Pickens is NOT interested then I am. I wish to have the Iron Giant conduct the marriage of my fiance and I (June 2019 in Denmark)

#6 comment by Jon Gill February 25, 2019

Steve, you are my costume hero! this is amazing work! Well done, sir!

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