An expecting father always wanted to pull off the most epic father-son Halloween costume. So when his wife gave birth, he turned his idea into a reality! Two months before their son Geraint was born, Ryan began sketching out designs.
“With so much baby stuff coming in the mail, we had plenty of boxes for him to work with, so he just had to buy a few things to make it,” PutABowOnIt wrote on Imgur.
The inspiration for Ryan’s costume is a computer game series that he played in high school called MechWarrior.
“Ryan built a frame for the body out of PVC and wrapped a cardboard shell around it and secured it to the frame with zip ties. He then cut and sculpted the other pieces out of cardboard, with some foam board details to add a true 3D effect”, his wife explained. “The joints are all fastened with Velcro cable wraps, and the head and other pieces attach to the main body with Velcro tape.”
“The legs are supported by a belt, which is hidden under the body. His arms slip into the gun pods and he has more Velcro straps on the inside in order to hold them. The feet just fit over his shoes by gluing toilet paper tubes on the inside to take up the extra space.”
“He did a wonderful job and I am so proud of him,” Ryan’s wife wrote. “It looks amazing and Geraint loves it!”