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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

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.


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  1. Jason says:

    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!
    -Jason

    1. Darth Vader says:

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

      Damn that Luke Skywalker!

    2. jeff-o says:

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

    3. staggerin says:

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

      erin

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