Fake TNT Chest Rig for Halloween

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Introduction: Fake TNT Chest Rig for Halloween

About: 25 yrs in the car audio/alarm industry , just plain like messing with Hacking / Altering Stuff

FAKE TNT Chest Rig , OK  FIRST OF ALL  ! This is All in Good Fun , Not Trying to Offend or Disrespect Anyone I Needed to come up with something quick , since i couldnt find a fake AK 47 or find the necessary materials for a Rocket Launcher for My Costume which is a Taliban / Freedom Fighter whatever i dont think Being Politically Correct applies Here , so I scrounged through my stuff and got some Tubes from my sister and had all the wires and stuff switches , L.E.D.S. , paint , Glues ETC ... and went to work .......

Step 1:

depending on how Menacing to want to be , you can add the whole box  , but i Opted for SIX  ,  for  ease and comfort ,  does that make sence ? :\  so first i cut the tubes in 7" lengths  and one other tube  from a roll of Suede , with my Trusty Band saw , makes life easy

Step 2:


Paint the Tubes a Bright Red ( APPLE RED from Michaels Crafts for $ 1.49 ) , on the Cardboard it looks just like the matte red from fireworks paper and on an explosive 3.3 sticker

Step 3:


glued all the tubes in place super glue , and then some RTV silicone for flexibility

Step 4:


added a strip of Trusty Duct Tape on the top and bottom of the tubes .

Step 5:

added a Piezo Beeper , What you dont know what it is ?? Remember those annoying alarms back in the 80's you hear a beeping coming from a BMW , a Mercedes , or Porsche , beep.........beep........beep.........beep ...... Yea Those ! you can still find them at electronic shops some are buzzers but still used in alarms but as the siren , they are 12 volts some are intermittent some are constant sound i used in conjunction with a tiny l.e.d wired from a switch and powered by a 12v remote battery whitch i had from a bunch of mood lights a customer bought i in the package was a battery , switch , and a battery holder this is to see the lights at the kiosk when you purchase at Kragens/ O'reilly or pep boys auto parts stores .

Step 6:


wired in the beeper and the switch and led w/ a 522k resistor

Step 7:


top covers i drilled 1/8 holes and added wire  and a wire tie to secure them

Step 8:


some military colored 550 paracord

Step 9:


Finished in about two hours , No Sweat well yea lots of sweat was 90 in my Garage with a fan Blowing UGH !!!!!

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    This reminds me of the good 'ole days when I would play Command & Conquer: Generals. GLA for the win!

    Tonight i'm going out walking with nieces and nephew ,(without Rig ) see what reactions i get !! lol should be interesting

    I had a wicked costume of that sort a few years ago. I used spray painted wooden dowels from home depot as TNT, and looped thick wire to connect them (using a staple gun into the wooden dowls). The centre piece I used was a mosque shaped cheap alarm clock that lit up and played the call to prayer that I picked up in Oman, and wore that over a white cheap dishdash and a fisihing vest....

    around 2 am that night some patriotic dude pepper sprayed me....now i go out as less political characters...

    Awesome. Makes me wish I had a reason to dress up. *****

    Thanks , yea i got dressed and un-dressed (my sisters house) didn't dare to go in public , HAHA even the airport ! don't think that would have went well !!! I knew 99.9 people that were there at the party , and even the one guy i didn't know was taking the most pictures , his said his brother was that last year and didn't even come close to looking real

    That should be on"WHAT NOT TO WEAR AT THE AIRPORT, AND SUCH PLACES LIKE THAT"
    hahahhahahhahha cool i'ble

    Thats like saying " Hello!!!! Arrest me!!! "

    But other than that, cool build.

    Labeld as Extremist instead

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    Thanks Instructables for the Feature and 3 month Pro Membership !! this was a Hit a a Costume Party Last Night ! I Didn't Dare were it out on the street i even covered it when i went into Target (in my car of course) i Havent got any pics from my Family Yet but i will Post them here as a finished product ! this was a Blast to make !! haha Pun Intended !! towards the end i couldnt stop laughing !!

    Don't go to Boston!

    Cool project! I love it! I know how you feel with the heat. A month or two ago it was around 120 degrees in my garage.