Introduction: How to Make a Hot Air Balloon Costume

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I was looking for a good Halloween costume this year. I wanted something original and hilarious. I think I accomplished both.


vincent7520 (author)2011-10-31

great !
but … how high do you fly ???…
(I wish to cross the Alps … )

jaingram9 (author)2011-10-24

I like this idea for my nephew who is only 4, what could i use that is light weight to hold up the ball? this is an awesome idea.

thebboy (author)2009-10-27

lol, absolutely hilarious.  I think we'll see a lot of balloon boy costumes.  The balloon boy thing was about two miles away from my school.  Now i live in balloon boy city.

Kaiven (author)thebboy2009-10-29

Haha! That's actually funny. Did you stop everything you were doing that day and go watch it?

thebboy (author)Kaiven2009-10-30

Haha, No.  There's always a hot air balloon or two floating around usually.  I just thought it was another balloon.  Then i got home from school and saw the news story about the runaway balloon.

-insertnamehere- (author)thebboy2010-10-31

I live in FoCo as well. I make large solar hot balloons, and I got a lot of calls from worried relatives that day, because they thought it was me. It was hilarious.

StratosVX (author)2010-10-30

Nice! Very imaginative!

Boomshadow (author)2010-10-30

Brilliant work! This is the sort of fun and whimsical costume that makes Halloween great.

boomowthathurt (author)2009-11-12

How imaginative! I would have liked to see a curled moustachio to go with the eccentric aviator get up, maybe a bottle in your bloon weights. Then again, I think a curled moustachio and booze is an improvement on anything.

MaxineLaRue (author)2009-10-29

Excellent costume! I love it!!

--From a geeky sober mom.

Wolfix (author)2009-10-25

 Teeheehee!  That's almost as cute as the Super Mario Bros costumes :)

dirtydiaperchanger (author)2009-10-20

I can see quite a few people using this costume this year... ballon boy

Wolframite (author)2009-04-11

That's so wicked! I especially like the fact that you went with an "aviator-esque" coat and spiffy goggles. I do have to admit a mild disappointment because part of the title was cut off and I thought it said, "How to make a Hot Air Balloon". You would not believe the franticness with which I clicked upon your instructable in hopes that the secret of affordable aviation was about to be revealed. (Franticness is not a word??)

descartez (author)2008-11-05

great idea! how comfortable/uncomfortable was it?

aphrael (author)2008-11-01

that's so imaginative, just wonderful how such a simple idea could make for such a cool and original costume!

Lamecitymayor (author)aphrael2008-11-01

thanks! i went to a party with it seems to go over with the geek crowd and drunk moms. everyone else wants to knock you over.

aphrael (author)Lamecitymayor2008-11-03

I guess I'm part of the geek crowd then... poor you for getting knocked over though ;)

Kiteman (author)2008-10-31

That's really nice.

gmjhowe (author)2008-10-31

haha i love it, great work!

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