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

    hahahhahahhahha cool i'ble

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

    But other than that, cool build.

    Labeld as Extremist instead


    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.