***UPDATE 5/3/10: If you make a proton pack based on this slideshow, post a picture down in the comments, and I'll send you a patch!***
Update 10/31 - Just got back from the Halloween party, and added 4 pictures of me in full costume. Pretend the coveralls are tan. Warning: these pictures contain chest hair!
Well, I didn't think this would warrant a full instructable, as Honus created this
instructable that I used to make my own Proton Pack. So, here is a slideshow of the the awesome costume prop I built. Sadly, I couldn't find a flight suit or even a coverall that was the right color, so I'm not sure what I'm going to do about that, but at least I have the proton pack!
Since Honus already did the the full instructable on this, I didn't document the construction process. Here is an (incomplete) list of the parts I used to build this:
an old backpack frame
LOTS of black spraypaint
foam weatherstripping tape
an old garden light
empty bottle of ibuprofen
an old plastic dish
a spraypaint can
an IDE cable
toilet paper tubes
and many more things
I worked on this starting last sunday night. I worked on it every night that week, until at least midnight, and literally all day long both saturday and sunday. I put the finishing touches on it monday night. Let me know what you think, I'm very proud of it!