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Cardboard Clone Trooper

Impressive work from Instructables user parrster, who meticulously crafted the twenty-three separate pieces for his son’s Star Wars “clone trooper” costume, this year, mostly from cardboard and papier-mâché.


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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 makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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