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Oh dear god, the drill actually spins
September 10, 2009 4:00 AM   Subscribe

Ever wanted to make a 100% accurate Big Daddy costume? Here's how.

Quick links to videos of costume with terrifying awesome spinning drill arm of death: #1 #2
posted by permafrost (42 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ack, forgot RPS link to previous, somewhat less succesfull attempts.
posted by permafrost at 4:02 AM on September 10, 2009


Where is the Crabtree? What a disappointment.
posted by biffa at 4:14 AM on September 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


That is really awesome.
posted by archaic at 4:26 AM on September 10, 2009


Ye gods, that's incredible.
posted by jbickers at 4:35 AM on September 10, 2009


@biffa Agreed.
...and the corresponding Ruane, of course.
posted by aesop at 4:40 AM on September 10, 2009


disappointed at the lack of Crabtree too.
posted by the cuban at 4:48 AM on September 10, 2009


I was honestly expecting this post to be about this Big Daddy.

Imagine my disappointment.
posted by unSane at 4:51 AM on September 10, 2009 [5 favorites]


(although I think a sequined top hat, a union jack leotard, the first name of Shirley and thirty years of heavy drinking would probably get you most of the way there)
posted by unSane at 4:55 AM on September 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


It's times like this I feel bad that the last time I tried to do anything remotely construction-esque, I bolted myself to a board.
posted by Scattercat at 4:59 AM on September 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Big Daddy Crabtree takes on the ultimate boss in a fight to the finish.
posted by unSane at 5:00 AM on September 10, 2009


Imagine my disappointment.

I don't have to imagine, as this seems to be yet another year I'm doomed to not be Big Daddy for Halloween.
posted by bunnytricks at 5:07 AM on September 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


I was honestly expecting this post to be about this Big Daddy.

Imagine my relief.
posted by mrmojoflying at 5:19 AM on September 10, 2009


Awesome.

Anyone have any tips on how to heat bend that gray electrical tubing? Halloween is coming up and that seems like a good skill to have.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:24 AM on September 10, 2009


Heat bending tubing is pretty easy with one of these. You do need ventilation, patience, and a good surface to bend it on though.
posted by mrmojoflying at 5:27 AM on September 10, 2009


I think I would have soiled my pants if the elevator doors at whatever hotel Dragon-Con was held opened and that thing was inside.
posted by Harald74 at 5:33 AM on September 10, 2009 [4 favorites]


All I have to say is 'Nifty,' or perhaps 'Would you kindly make me one?'
posted by LD Feral at 5:39 AM on September 10, 2009


I think I would have soiled my pants

I think I would have had the opposite reaction (if that can be considered the "opposite" reaction).
Then again, being the full-spectrum geekdorknerd that I am, just BEING at DragonCon would have given me a constant "opposite reaction".
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 5:42 AM on September 10, 2009


I would just like to point out that "100% awesome" or "75% lifelike in appearance" does not equate "100% accurate".
posted by Pollomacho at 5:44 AM on September 10, 2009


I was honestly expecting this post to be about this Big Daddy.

Imagine.
posted by Flunkie at 5:53 AM on September 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Is this where we get to talk about Big Daddy? I love that band!
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:58 AM on September 10, 2009


Hmm, I suppose I ought to get around to playing that there Bioshock game my friend lent me.

Very impressive. Even moreso when the guy mentioned that he only weighs 135 lbs.
posted by explosion at 7:06 AM on September 10, 2009


I was honestly expecting this post to be about this Big Daddy.

That's funny because I was expecting (or at least secretly hoping) that it was about this Big Daddy.
posted by Pollomacho at 7:12 AM on September 10, 2009


Mendacity!!
posted by kittens for breakfast at 7:17 AM on September 10, 2009 [3 favorites]


You ratfink. I had thought it was going to be about this Big Daddy.
posted by ardgedee at 7:20 AM on September 10, 2009


Dammit, I came in here to make a Burl Ives joke. Figured all I needed was a robe, a cigar and a goatee.
posted by jquinby at 7:21 AM on September 10, 2009


No, this is Big Daddy. Sheesh.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 7:21 AM on September 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


(cross post with ardgedee!)
posted by TWinbrook8 at 7:23 AM on September 10, 2009


Wow, I know what I'm dressing as for Halloween!



In 2032
posted by mazola at 7:25 AM on September 10, 2009


Great work. Must be an industrial designer.
posted by evanlr39 at 8:01 AM on September 10, 2009


Fuh. King. Awe. Some.
posted by Saxon Kane at 8:52 AM on September 10, 2009


I would also soil myself, if only because I've only just gotten around to playing Bioshock and those things kick the snot out of me on a regular basis.
posted by Jilder at 9:34 AM on September 10, 2009


For the sake of completeness, here's Big Daddy Kane.
posted by mhum at 9:37 AM on September 10, 2009


Shirley you can't be serious?
posted by MuffinMan at 9:45 AM on September 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


For the sake of completeness

Ain't no half-steppin' in this thread.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 10:07 AM on September 10, 2009


A smaller part of the same project-family is also quite cool.
posted by kenko at 10:25 AM on September 10, 2009


Why can't people go to this kind of effort for good games? Or at least "not shitty" ones.
posted by kafziel at 10:54 AM on September 10, 2009


An animatronic hand and arm extension were created for the left side of the suit.

oh, is that all? *yawn*
posted by shmegegge at 11:08 AM on September 10, 2009


There is a fine line between 'good' and 'too-good'. 'Good' has everyone remarking on what an amazing job you did when designing and building your costume. 'Too good' has people like me, suffering from post traumatic stress from playing BioShock, loading our Thompson SMGs and getting ready to ambush and exterminate you when we see you coming.

For his safety, I'm going to stay away from this guy. Because if I see that drill spin, it's going to get loud and then messy. You know you've done a good job when your work makes people kind of want to kill you.
posted by quin at 11:56 AM on September 10, 2009


He's also Portal Gun guy.
posted by hindmost at 12:58 PM on September 10, 2009


He needs a shorter girlfriend. But other than that.... wow.

I need a garage full of probably-cancer-causing chemicals.
posted by rokusan at 2:23 PM on September 10, 2009


Ye gods, that's incredible.

What he said.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 5:09 AM on September 11, 2009


he must be the most obsessive detail oriented guy. I bet he'd be a prick to work in an office with.
posted by Megafly at 6:58 PM on September 11, 2009


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