I was looking for a good Halloween costume this year. I wanted something original and hilarious. I think I accomplished both.
vincent75203 years ago
great !
but … how high do you fly ???…
(I wish to cross the Alps … )
jaingram93 years ago
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.
Such a great idea! Thank you so much for the inspiration. I made it last Halloween and it was a HUGE hit.

thebboy5 years ago
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 thebboy5 years ago
Haha! That's actually funny. Did you stop everything you were doing that day and go watch it?
thebboy Kaiven5 years ago
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.
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.
StratosVX4 years ago
Nice! Very imaginative!
Boomshadow4 years ago
Brilliant work! This is the sort of fun and whimsical costume that makes Halloween great.
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.
MaxineLaRue5 years ago
Excellent costume! I love it!!

--From a geeky sober mom.
Wolfix5 years ago
 Teeheehee!  That's almost as cute as the Super Mario Bros costumes :)
I can see quite a few people using this costume this year... ballon boy
Wolframite6 years ago
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??)
descartez6 years ago
great idea! how comfortable/uncomfortable was it?
aphrael6 years ago
that's so imaginative, just wonderful how such a simple idea could make for such a cool and original costume!
Lamecitymayor (author)  aphrael6 years ago
thanks! i went to a party with it on...it seems to go over with the geek crowd and drunk moms. everyone else wants to knock you over.
I guess I'm part of the geek crowd then... poor you for getting knocked over though ;)
Kiteman6 years ago
That's really nice.
gmjhowe6 years ago
haha i love it, great work!