Step 10: Finishing Touches

There are three parts to this step.

Step 10A:  My favorite step
What I had at that point was pretty much just a flat black proton pack and wand with some lights, so I went to my parts drawers and started pulling out various bits and pieces, and gluing them on.  I used anything shiny, like some old grease zerks, bolts, a collapsible antenna, and some PVC I painted silver.  It's also a good idea to throw in some colored wires that seem to connect various points on the pack, as well as some more of that plastic conduit.  Just be creative, this part is fun!

Step 10B:  My not favorite step
This part isn't as fun as the other two, but really there's nothing wrong with it.  Spray some of the flat black spray paint into the cap and start touching up anything that was scuffed up in the finishing process.  Also paint over all the globs of glue and epoxy, and over any visible speaker wire.

Step 10C:  My other favorite step
This website has a printable PDF of all the labels you'll need (and then some) for both the pack and the wand.  I printed it off at about 75% of normal size so that it would fit better on the small sized pack.  After you've put on all the labels, the pack is essentially done and will look great!
<p>Hi was wondering what did you use for the transparent tip of the gun? thanks!</p>
<p>Sorry for the super late reply, I'm not getting updates anymore when someone posts to my instructables! The transparent tip was actually a part of a dollar store solar lamp, cut down a bit and glued over the PVC.</p>
<p>Thank you, you inspired me to build my son's pack for halloween!</p>
<p>SO AWESOME! That's an epic proton pack. Do you mind if I post this image to my facebook page? </p><p>Pro membership and digital patch are on the way!</p>
<p>Not at all. Post it if u want! how can i find you on facebook? this is a video i did of him in full gear <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/WA817Y0lim8" width="500"></iframe></p><p>Your daughter's pack was an inspiration to me. Thanks again! :)</p>
<p>I was about to give you the link but it looks like you found it :)</p>
<p>You should have had her tuck the jacket into the pants then put a belt on. Still looks awesome!</p>
that is so awesome.. my 5 yr old wants to be a ghostbuster for halloween.. wish I had found this site sooner-- i ended up making him a pack out of a box, paint, air pump tube, glow bracelets (for wires.. he wanted something that glowed) , and a toy gun (he insisted on his storm trooper gun).... this wouldve been waaaayyy better. Oh well.. .time to find the instructions for the goggles!!
Wow, that's awesome! I'd love to see a picture of the costume if you've got one!
could you make like a print out fold template for the wand box?
I don't really have a way to do that, but if I ever come up with one I'll certainly share it here!
Would you consider selling a kids size? My son wants to be a ghostbuster for Halloween but I can't find a good proton pack anywhere. <br>Thanks
yes, please let me know. :)
Hi, I've gone ahead and listed this pack now, if you're interested (and it's not too expensive) here's the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/230684551098?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&amp;_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
Actually, I'm planning on listing it on ebay in the next couple of days, would you like me to contact you when it goes up?
You are the coolest parent!
Hi, What an awesome pack! I like the price too! I run a special needs camp that is going to need 30 of these next summer.... no wonder I am working on this now. I was wondering how long the total project took? Best!
Hi Dramaplay, glad you liked it! The cost on 30 of them would probably be more per each, as a lot of the stuff I used was cast off junk or things I already had, but I think you could still probably get by on a reasonable budget.&nbsp; If you could get a little support/sponsorship from your local goodwill or st. vinnies you could probably even come in under budget!&nbsp;<br> <br> Total time for this pack was, oh, around 30 hours?&nbsp; I don't know, I wasn't rushing or timing myself.&nbsp; I did it almost entirely in the evenings after work for two or three weeks.&nbsp; One of the nice things about doing a lot of these at once would be that you'd be able to hammer out a large number of each part all at once, getting faster and better after each one.<br> <br> If you need any more help or advice just ask!&nbsp;<br> <br>
thanks, I am really inspired... even have my husband working on it! I'll post when we finish!
ur the best dad in the world
Thanks Pieman, I do try!<br />
It is awesome that you did this for your daughter.&nbsp; <br />
Thanks atombomb.&nbsp; I&nbsp;had a good time doing it and she really enjoyed the costume.&nbsp; I think the one down side was that she spent a lot of time explaining it to other kids.&nbsp; All the grown ups knew what was going on, though!<br />
Who you going to call GHOSTBUSTERS!!<br /> Neat
Thanks J-Five!&nbsp; Please vote for me in the Halloween contest!<br />
&quot;Sewn by a drunk.&quot;&nbsp; HA&nbsp;HA&nbsp;HA!<br /> <br /> We should start a group called &quot;Parents that spend too much time on their kid's Halloween costumes.&quot;&nbsp; Then again, we're already all here on instructables, so it would just be redundant.&nbsp; Nice costume, your kid is cool.<br />
Thanks a lot seamster, I'm glad you liked it.&nbsp; Did you see the picture of those seams?&nbsp; They were AWEFUL!&nbsp; I can't believe it held together.<br /> <br /> <br />
So they were a little rough, but who's going to notice?&nbsp; <br /> <br /> Most people would avoid pointing out things like that, but that stuff is great to see.&nbsp; It's nice to laugh at ourselves, and I&nbsp;really enjoy it when people include their own clever self-commentary in their instructables.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> I&nbsp;wish more people would do it!&nbsp; <br />
&nbsp;Sweet! &nbsp;That looks great. &nbsp;Go India!
Thanks Matt!<br />
$15.88!! That's awesome....<br />
Yeah, I was surprised I had so much junk gathering dust in the shop!<br />

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