So, My most ambitious costume to date was to create a Wearable smoke breathing dragon. This costume could easily be converted into a prop for freaking your neighborhood out!
I learned a few things along the way, and have tips for anyone who may wish to create something similar in the future. This instructable has been modified to include all steps needed to build the entire dragon.
One Optional Part is the Smoke machine, which runs off a 12 v power supply. See "Smoke Machine"
1. Aluminum frame backpack
2. PVC Plumbing Pipe
3. several Nuts and bolts
4. 6-8 large cans of Spray Foam insulation
5. Spray Paint in a color of your choosing. I used 3-4 different colors of Green for the main body and a metallic Copper for the accent pieces
6. 150-200 hot glue sticks.
1. Hot Glue Gun
2. Sharp Steak knife
3. Rotary tool for details.
4. Blow Torch
5. Safety goggles
6. dust mask
1. Replacement harness for backpack (more straps = more stable)
2. portable Smoke machine (Instructable to follow)
Step 1: Planning - Draw It Out
Before you dig into the actual details of what you are building, you must first figure out what it is that you are going to build and how big you are going to go.
1. Ceiling heights
After completing the costume, I am glad I didn't end up going any taller then i did, as i had some minor issues getting into doors, but most bars/clubs were high enough ceilings that it wasn't an issue.
Sketch out what it is you wish to build, and plan for the size.