This is a "How To" on how to make a Mr Freeze costume. If you like my designs and workcheck out Night Terrors of Gotham I will start by telling you that this build can be cheap or expensive depending on the features you add to it. I did have to buy an acrylic dome from http://www.edee.com/Acrylic%20Hemispheres.htm for the build, but I would not suggest buying it first. You need to figure out how big your base will be, so your dome can fit in snug.

Step 1: The Materials

I went to Harbor Freight and bought floor foam mats, heat gun, dremmel, straps, hoses, connectors for the straps, blue jump suit, electrical tape, and duct tape. From Lowes I got a 5 gallon water jug, dome trashcan, plastic bucket, clear tubing, Velcro strips, PLASTI DIP, and paint.  From Wal-Mart I got some poster board, mini hot glue gun with Mini glue sticks, blue transparent folder, scissors, exacto knife, face paint, and a drain strainer.  Online I purchased from Amazon.com included 2 LED small flat click flashlights, 1 large flat wall light, 4 cans of fog with trigger holder, Darth Vader gloves, EL Wire (Blue), Bald cap, spirit gum and remover,  and goggles (use your own preference for these, some people like Mad scientist, others like steam punk). Laying around the house, I had an old Android phone that I used to make a wrist display ( Not needed, but adds a nice touch to it), rain boots, and small bolts.

Before any painting, add Plasti Dip spray paint first. It helps with bending and paint. Your paint will not crack and will last longer if you add the Plasti Dip

Please use with caution! Some of these MATS are real hardware, and can be dangerous. Do not leave your glue gun plugged in because they are constantly heating up, and the heat gun has metal at the tip, and blows hot air in all directions , this will burn you if used wrong. Make sure you unplug everything when done using them. 
<p>AMAZING! My boyfriend wanted to do Mr. Freeze a few yrs ago and we could not for the life of us figure out a light weight/ inexpensive helmet. Thanks for posting that as a whole sub set of steps.</p>
You're very welcome!!! I hope he goes through the build in the future. I find it wonderful when people use my builds for their own creations!!! It means I'm doing it right!!! :D
<p>Awesome Helmet. I'm going to be a Space Monkey this year and this helmet is pretty close to what I want to do. Can you tell me the size of this dome? Did you cut holes in the dome? If so, is this something your using a heat gun on to make more pliable? Also, what is the item that cradling the dome?</p>
I used a 14 inch dome, and a trash can dome lid. The trick is to find a dome lid that fits. Once you have the lid flip it upside down and pop out the swinswinging door. I used a paint bucket for the base. Heat gun it up and add some cushion ( I used foam for padding) NO HOLES ON THE ACRYLIC!!! you'll bust the ACRYLIC if done wrong. Once you find the Trash can lid, measure to see the right size. If you need to secure it better, you can use hot glue to help keep it in place. I used a 14 inch diameter half dome.
<p>I'm a little unclear how you secured the backpack can you give some more details please. Thanks.</p>
<p>I used 4 clips and webbing. 1 above each shoulder and 1 under each arm.</p><p>Webbing - <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008585UMW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1" rel="nofollow"> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008585UMW/ref=o...</a></p><p>Clips - <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003R0W2K6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1" rel="nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003R0W2K6/ref=oh...</a></p>
<p>I too am having difficulty figuring out how the straps secure the backpack and chest piece. Could you provide a picture and/or some details please. Thank you.</p>
<p>As a heads up, I have commented on this with a reply to <a href="http://www.instructables.com/member/asilvaesq/" rel="nofollow">asilvaesq</a> </p><p>Hope this helps :) This was my first Instructable ever, so I'm sorry if things were not as clear then. </p>
<p>How long would you say you took to build this costume? I ask because Halloween is almost here and I&quot;m wondering if I can go to all the places you listed and get the dome in time for the costume. </p>
<p>Soon been away for some time. It would probably take a few (2-3) weekends. The hardest part will be the acrylic dome seeing as it is up to the seller.</p>
Cool! (Get the ice pun? Huh, huh!)
<p>Great costume. I had a question. What material are you using the chest piece (green part)? Is that from the floor mats? Also, did you spray paint it silver? </p>
<p>Yes, the Green chest piece was from a another costume (green lantern armor) that didn't turn out well. The floor mats are what I used for the chest piece</p>
<p>Really dig the costume and props. When you say &quot;cans of fog&quot;, what exactly are you referring to? I can't seem to find them. I've seen others use canned air but it doesn't really show up well.</p>
<p>Nevermind, just saw the comment below! So it's really more of a haze product.</p>
<p>Yeah, Its works well when you're not in mid day, and have a light shinning through it, hence the guns lights down the barrel. Im working on a way to deliver the fog better with a smaller gun, and Ill be upgrading the suit for next years (2015) D*C. </p>
<p>got a question about the &quot;canned fog with trigger&quot; you got off of amazon... do you remember the link information?</p>
<p>Look slike Amazon has removed it :/ Sorry about that.</p><p>Here is a new link to the same stuff with trigger</p><p><a href="http://www.barbizon.com/product_info/citc-effects-100010-fantasy-fog-spray.html?gclid=CJugoLSL1cACFSsSMwod8hEAIg" rel="nofollow">http://www.barbizon.com/product_info/citc-effects-...</a></p>
where did you get the helmet from? you have inspired me to make a mr freeze costume myself
http://www.edee.com/Acrylic%20Hemispheres is where I bought it. It was about $40 last year, have no idea if they have raised the price, or not.
Hi there! Great costume!!! I'm floored by your attention to detail. COuld you post a link to where I could buy the LED light system attached to battery packs? I want to create a TRON costume using them.
Thanks, glad ya like it! here is the amazon site for the &quot;EL Wire&quot;. Although the picture make it seem like they are really bright, they are not. they work good in low light, but not bright light. If you google EL Wire you can find some EL tape that might work a little better with the TRON style. If you're still having issues hit me up again and we can what we can find :) <br>http://www.amazon.com/GrayBean-15ft-Glowing-Strobing-Electroluminescent/dp/B005EGWIBE/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1380894603&amp;sr=8-10&amp;keywords=EL+wire
Oh also, you can use these to help make things brighter by making an illuminated object or something <br>http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004DYV2RE/ref=oh_details_o05_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
Hello, I am working on a version of Mr Freeze for this Halloween. can you please post a link or info on where you got the acrylic dome? thanks!!
http://www.edee.com/Acrylic%20Hemispheres.htm I believe this is where I got it. Its been a while, but they should still be able to help :)
Hi I found ur build and used your ideas best I cud. My costume was for the new year and went down a blast. I was a little disappointed how my helmet came out because I wasnt able to get ho;d of a clear dome but overall impressed. S o thankyou for your hard work. Hope you impressed with picture.
Thanks!!! Thats awesome!!! Always stoked to hear people are using this build!!! The helmet was the hardest part for me too. I had all kinds of ideas on how to make it work, but I couldn't do anything til I actually had that dome. I got extremely lucky that it fit perfectly with my measurements , and I just build the rest around that. I wasn't gonna mess with fate at that point, lol
How much did everything cost?
Around 250 for everything, but I had to buy the tool to make it as well, so that added into that 250. Just the mats, I'd say about 150... El wire is $10 each, a light jump suit about $20, the dome was $40, and the foam was$10 for 5 pieces. The flashlights were $5 bucks each and a folder for .99 c. 5 gallon jug of water, $5 and then cheap-o-paint, dollar a can. Clear tubing was $5, and Velcro straps for $50. Runners fan off Amazon was about $10. That should be it.
The rubber floor tiles were $150!?! Jeez. The dovetailed edges worked so well though. <br>
Oh no, typo with all the numbers, lol $15 at Harbor Freight.
$5 for Velcro, not $50!!!!
I noticed you have a picatinny handrail for an M4 for your top piece on the gun. Where did you get that or did you make that or do you have source? <br>
Just curious, bc I am making a scaled down version for my son and that's quite the piece to give up and paint for a Halloween costume! <br>
I am so sorry for the late reply, I took it off of a Air soft gun I had laying around. Awesome eye!!! that is the exact gun I took it from. I believe I got it at wal-mart for about $10 a while ago... Thank you for using this as inspiration for your sons build!!! :)
Boom! Here he is! Awesome write-up! My son had a blast and was the talk of everywhere we went! I was Bane, we went as Batman Villains.
Instead of smoke, I had his gun shoot blue silly string.
That is fantastic!!!! Great Job on the rebuild!!! Awesome bane as well!!! Thank you so much for using my build style!!! I have always wanted to see a great Mr Freeze, and it just made my year, that someone else is spreading the build!!! thanks again!!!
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can&rsquo;t wait to see if you win! Good luck!
Very Sorry about the Long reply wait, I used a Portable Walkers Fan, you can fin it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Travelon-3-Speed-Folding-White-Size/dp/B003DGPWLK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1352844601&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=Portable+fans <br>I glad you liked it!!! I had a Blast at D*C and cant wait till next year!!!
I was at DCon as Gil Webber from Monster High and I saw you in this AWESOME costume and got a picture because the two costumes were themed similarly. I really appreciate the great step by step. <br> <br>Could you share what kind of fan you installed? The one I added to my helmet did not last long, the batt's burned quickly. <br> <br>
I've had great luck with the standard computer fans that you can get off Amazon or salvage from an old desktop you have. Clip the wires and attache the red and black to a 9 volt battery lead connector (see my partybot build) and it will work all night.
Unihorn- Thank you very much for the reply! I took a look at your instructable and I will try that approach. <br> <br>Rock on!
Not 50 for the Velcro, that's $5 for the Velcro!!!
What size dome did you use. <br>
it was a 7 by 14 inch dome, sorry for the late reply :)
How much did it cost?
Great job on the costume. Thanks for showing off at DragonCon!
I will be going next year as well, (I go every year now, lol) and I might just create a new costume that's not related to anything, that way I can walk around a little easier. Down side to that, is my imagination usually takes me in a weird engineering trip, and I end up with something like this Mr Freeze dome. Even though its very easy to breathe, and has renewable air with the fan, I cant hear very well. I have recently added a voice changer to it from a Halloween store to help project my own voice, but no hearing aids yet.

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