This is a semi step-by-step guide of how my girlfriend Jess and I built our Ghostbusters proton packs for Halloween 2008! We ended up spending just under a month and just over $200 on each pack. Not including random tools here and there that we needed.
No expensive lightboards or sound packs here. This is 100% homemade and on the cheap.
Here is a couple stills of the final pack.
Step 1: Costumes
The costumes themselves were simple as hell and only took a night to do.
Flight suits off of Amazon.com
Paratrooper Belts off of Amazon.com
Boots off of Amazon.com
Then a couple custom patches off of Ebay to read 'Hogan' and 'Morrison' and of course the No Ghost symbols and we were pretty much good to go!
Just a few details needed adding like the gloves, circuit board (which were junked old sound cards) and some random tubing which can be found easily at Home Depot.
But in making a Ghostbusters costume remember...90% of the work in the pack.