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I made this costume for last Halloween; I searched around and looked for movie themed costumes that could be created in under a week. I figured this one would best suit me, and it was a huge success at the party I went to! Most of the materials were either salvaged or scraps from old projects.

Credit where credit is due! These instructables gave me inspiration
also listed below are the photos I found that helped me design my weapon, ID and hand.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-Costume-Wikus-van-de-Merwe-District-9-10/

and

http://www.instructables.com/id/District-9-costume-Wikus-Van-De-Merwe-prawn-arm/

Step 1: Material lists

Picture of material lists
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Prawn hand
materials
Thick foam (scavenged from shipping material in my Xbox shipping box)
Black, grey and red acrylic paints
Plasti-dip (black)
white cotton cloth
contact cement
whacky tack glue
Para-cord
clear coat spray
needle and thread or an old glove
house hold silicon filler

tools
hot knife
xacto knife
scissors

Alien rifle
materials

3"x1' abs pipe
3"x3' poplar wood
misc. scrap wood
1/4" aluminum tubing
scrap aluminum strip
5 hour energy bottle
EL wire kit (white and orange)
foam core board
misc parts from a broken massager
primer
pearl white sprat paint
orange, black and gray acrylic paint
contact cement
wood glue
2 part epoxy

tools
drill press
band saw
sand paper
xacto knife

ID badge
materials

Drawing program
paper
ink
laminate
necklace badge holder

tools
printer
scissors
 
Jumper4355 months ago

perfect dude, I love the costume, good job!!!!!!!!!

desertsniper (author)  Jumper4351 month ago

Thanks, check out my new costume I just posted, it wont let me post the link for some reason!

That's one of my favorite sci-fi movies. Well done!

Check out my Elysium costume! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-The-HULC-Suit-From-The-Movie-Elysium/

desertsniper (author) 11 months ago
I'll post my Elysium costume soon
Nick705873 years ago
Man, thats pretty awesome! And you make it seem like you just slapped it together as if its no big deal. I am impressed.
desertsniper (author)  Nick705873 years ago
Thanks! I had some of the stuff laying around and just kinda threw it together and it came out well. now i just need to figure out a costume for this halloween!