The costume resembles a space craft. I decided the costume would be more interesting if I made a film about the story as well.
The Alien community, local volunteers, instructables members and the staff are assigned certain task in planning the escape.
You don't want to miss how Diggs retrieved important information for operation Houston rendezvous and how Sarah's toast set things into motion. I bot instructables made it possible for the team members to communicate. Who named Riggs and why? Will our team escape? Watch the trailer to find out, OR read the mini story.
I will include the script for those of you who can not view the video.
Step 1: COSTUME SUPPLIES
- 2 LED ROUND LIGHTS
- 2 STRANDS OF MINI LED LIGHTS
- 3 MEDIUM JEWELS
- 1 SUNGLASS LENS
- 1 METALLIC SILVER SPRAY PAINT
- 1 HIGH GLOSS BLACK SPRAY PAINT
- 1 LONG SLEEVE BLACK BLOUSE
- 1 GLUE WITH USE OF RUBBER
- SCOTCH TAPE
- DUCT TAPE
- 1 CD DISC
- 1 LARGE RUBBER INNER TUBE You want a heavy inner tube.
- 1 MEDIUM RUBBER INNER TUBE
- HEAVY DUTY VELCRO
- 1 BELT
- MEASURING TAPE
Step 2: CUT THE INNER TUBES IN THE CENTER
Fold the inner tubes so the air spout is at one end.
Cut through the opposite layers at the end.
Next cut the inner tube through one end so the tube is no longer a circle. NOTE: If you would like to use the air spout cut the inner tube on the opposite side of the end so you don't cut it off.
You don't have to worry about the skirt because you don't need the air spout. Cut it the same as the others.
Step 3: MEASURE AND CUT THE INNER TUBE
The space craft.
Measure your waist, neck, and bodice. Add about 10 inches, I know it sounds like a lot but you don't want to cut the pieces too short. It is easier to work with if your piece is smaller but not exactly the size you want it to finish at.
Try the pieces on and tape them or hold them into place and make sure they overlap about 4 inches. Then decide how much more you want to cut off.
The space craft needs to be larger because it is cut on a circle and it is the largest piece.
You need to cut it short enough to look like a space craft in the leg area.
I cut my neck piece too short because I measured it to fit.
Now using the belt try on the skirt part of the costume and see of it overlaps about 4 inches.
If it is too long trim it.
Measure the neck and the bodice the same way.
Step 4: MEASURE AND CUT THE BELT LOOPS AND LIGHT HOLES.
Next lay out the string of lights and make sure the battery has plenty of cord so you can have it at your waist to turn on and off. I had both light strands on the same side but I am thinking it might be better if you have one on each side. Tape them with duct tape.
Next lay out the lights slightly loose and mark the holes where each light falls.
Take a knife and cut a small enough hole to push the lights through. BUT don't add the lights until after it is painted and completely dry.
Lay it where the lights look the best to make it a saucer.
Remove the lights until after it is painted.
Step 5: PAINT INNER TUBES
Paint the belt.
After all the pieces are completely dry add the lights and tape the ends so you can turn on the lights easily.
Weave the belt through the belt loops.
Set aside and start working on the bodice, skirt, and neck piece.
Glue the Velcro pieces so the skirt, bodice, and the neck will stay closed.
Glue the CD cover over the air spout of the bodice front.
Step 6: EMBELLISHING THE MASK
Stick duct tape to the wrong side of the round led light with the sticky side out and stick the light to the eye on the outside.
You can either glue the eye glass lens to the eye or use scotch tape. I used scotch tape.
Your mask is done.
Step 7: Operation Houston Rondevue
We have worked diligently on a No-Fail plan.
It is swift, simple and cheap.
Step 8: Alien Lights
Towns people have lined the streets with green lights honoring the local aliens.
The red cross donated this sign for their community work.
Step 9: Retailers
The retailers have accommodated our friendly ones.
The Allies park their saucers on top of buildings. This driver missed his aim and got a DWI.
Step 10: Area 51
They live and work in the fifties but have not given up the love of their
Area 51 is where the aliens work and play. The off spring can choose any time period and any planet in which to live, but they chose the fifties lifestyle living in Roswell NM. They
plan on returning to their world when the play ban is lifted.
They eat and drink alien food as well as human foods.
They enjoy soft drinks.
Step 12: Government Officials
The eggs hatched and survived because alien genes passes all family history, survival, and planet information on to the memory of their off spring. The native Allies learned that their parents left the Trans world because leaders were harsh in their beliefs that play has no useful benefits to society.
Here is another government experiment on the crash victims. They are testing the victims tolerance to alcohol in a casual card game.
This is the building we have spent day and night since your abduction. You will be receiving a care package from the International Galactic relief organization. Inside it is everything you need for a safe and secure escape.
The entire instructables work staff will go on a weeks vacation to deceive the clones into thinking they have accomplished their mission. After 5 days the clonies will leave and head back to their home planet thinking their mission was a huge success.
You will often see Diggs in his data receiving position, collecting space signals and reading them. Diggs often communicates with his trans world friend Riggs who will be a key player in your escape. Diggs got his name because of his great since of humor. Riggs was recently nicknamed by Diggs because of his part in your escape plan.
You and the staff are in no danger. The Trans people are not hostile. They are just proud to be known as being the most technical master minds in the universe and want to keep it that way. Once they realize you are no threat they will return you to your home planet but that could take months.
The care package contains masks for all team members to prevent Trans Alien officials from reading your minds. They can only read the frontal part of your mind. Keep your head down or turned slightly to one direction or the other if you are not wearing the mask.
Instructables from your members to build escape tools. These instructables have been modified by Rozz our alien specialist on primitive tools, (which are allowed in care packages.) He has modified the parts by installing hi-tec devices that will pass security procedures.
Alien Robots that climb the walls will be used to communicate with other team players when you are in lock down. You and the robots can work freely on anything as long as your mask is on or your head turned so they can't read your thoughts.
The ceremonial costume and head gear will be worn by Sarah. She will have special privileges and will be granted certain request that will allow her to use her costumes accessories to retrieve codes to open the doors and access the launching area to the donated space craft.
The tool belt has a hidden compartment that holds the card that will drive the craft and other things that might not pass through security.
Step 14: Riggs
The ceremony will give the entire Trans world a month off to play. This will gain favor with the people. You may request certain food and drinks to be served. Coco Puffs for EVERYONE laced with a special ingredient from Rozz. Digg's day job is working in the bottling factory. It is up to him to test the liquid contents before capping the bottles. This is where he adds the kicker ingredient that Rozz did not have access to.
Step 15: The Sedative
She will return to the ship and dinner will be served. After dinner Sarah will propose a toast and everyone will be required to drink the special drink. The drink will kick in the sedative.
The sedative will affect everyone except the instructables team and Riggs. He has his own bottle and the sedative does not work without the drink. Everyone will sleep for several weeks.
Step 16: The Deep Sleep
The aliens are hoping the several weeks of rest will prove to the top officials that rest plays a big part in the ability to perform ones task and new laws will be passed. Once laws are passed, many aliens will return to their mother planet.
We hope you will layover at Roswell so you can meet the key players of Operation Houston rendezvous. You should arrive in San Francisco in plenty of time to judge the Halloween contest.
THIS IS ALPHA dog out.
Step 17: The Moral of the Story
You don't mess with Instructables.
You don't mess with Sarah.
You don't mess with Diggs.
You don't mess with Riggs.
And you don't mess with Texas!