From Photobucket user 8jarjar8, this video of a Chinese-lion-dragon style AT-AT costume with lighted cheek-lasers. Don’t really know anything about the makers/wearers. Anybody with info, please feel free to comment. [via Geekologie]

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

  • Jason

    I wore this out to First Avenue in minneapolis this Halloween. The entire costume was made of foamcore. It’s a rigid board made for the mounting of posters. Anyway, it was pretty lightweight and easy to wear. The inside of the head featured the correct vintage AT-AT drivers and commander figures and I put a couple rinky dink LED lights that blinked as lasers on the head. My brother and I were inside walking on reinforced buckets. (Which later broke.)

    Overall it took me a month to build and cost about $150 in materials. I did win the First Ave costume contest so it paid for itself.

    I got attacked by a douchebag who tied rope around the legs while inside the club. I had to use a ton of duct tape to put it back together in time for the costume contest onstage. The douchebag got punched in the face and thrown out.

    Thanks for the props!

    • Darth Vader

      “I got attacked by a douchebag who tied rope around the legs while inside the club.”

      Damn that Luke Skywalker!

    • jeff-o

      Great story! Costumes like this always need a “keeper” to help out and keep the douchebags away.

    • staggerin

      It’s bad ass! Please contact me if you’re still around and interested; we want it asap!