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Uwe and Chris Oehler of Guelph, ON, built this 5′ Dalek costume, basing their initial design on the “official” blueprints found on Make: Online.

My son and I make a Halloween costume each year. In the past he’s been such things as an astronaut, a steam punk robot, a kid with a fish eating his head, and in 2009 Boba Fett. This year we tried for our most ambitious costume yet; a DALEK from the popular TV series “Dr Who”.



Halloween costumes only have to last a few days so I’ve always been one to build using the cheapest materials I can find. Usually this means using discarded cardboard boxes, some acrylic or spray paint, and a roll of tape. This year we splurged and added styrofoam balls and some caster wheels.



The DALEK stands about 5′ tall and fits my 11 year old son well. Standing inside he can easily peer through the vision slots we cut into the bottom of the domed head.

Building stuff for Halloween? Be sure to check out our DIY Haunts Halloween contest, which ends November 2nd.

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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