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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.

 
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Step 1: The Materials

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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. 
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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.

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?

asilvaesq17 days ago

I'm a little unclear how you secured the backpack can you give some more details please. Thanks.

Planet Rob (author)  asilvaesq7 days ago

I used 4 clips and webbing. 1 above each shoulder and 1 under each arm.

Webbing - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008585UMW/ref=o...

Clips - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003R0W2K6/ref=oh...

Thanks!

builditbaby10 days ago

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.

Planet Rob (author)  builditbaby7 days ago

As a heads up, I have commented on this with a reply to asilvaesq

Hope this helps :) This was my first Instructable ever, so I'm sorry if things were not as clear then.

How long would you say you took to build this costume? I ask because Halloween is almost here and I"m wondering if I can go to all the places you listed and get the dome in time for the costume.

Planet Rob (author)  frank.chen.5817 days ago

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.

Cool! (Get the ice pun? Huh, huh!)

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?

Planet Rob (author)  frank.chen.58122 days ago

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

steel361 month ago

Really dig the costume and props. When you say "cans of fog", 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.

steel36 steel361 month ago

Nevermind, just saw the comment below! So it's really more of a haze product.

Planet Rob (author)  steel361 month ago

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.

jmanson21 month ago

got a question about the "canned fog with trigger" you got off of amazon... do you remember the link information?

Planet Rob (author)  jmanson21 month ago

Look slike Amazon has removed it :/ Sorry about that.

Here is a new link to the same stuff with trigger

http://www.barbizon.com/product_info/citc-effects-...

bsuch11 months ago
where did you get the helmet from? you have inspired me to make a mr freeze costume myself
Planet Rob (author)  bsuch11 months ago
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.
GemWebb1 year ago
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.
Planet Rob (author)  GemWebb1 year ago
Thanks, glad ya like it! here is the amazon site for the "EL Wire". 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 :)
http://www.amazon.com/GrayBean-15ft-Glowing-Strobing-Electroluminescent/dp/B005EGWIBE/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1380894603&sr=8-10&keywords=EL+wire
Planet Rob (author)  Planet Rob1 year ago
Oh also, you can use these to help make things brighter by making an illuminated object or something
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004DYV2RE/ref=oh_details_o05_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
rcarrillo1 year ago
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!!
Planet Rob (author)  rcarrillo1 year ago
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 :)
atk161 year ago
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.
Planet Rob (author)  atk161 year ago
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
mdavidson122 years ago
How much did everything cost?
Planet Rob (author)  mdavidson122 years ago
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.
Planet Rob (author)  Partybot1 year ago
Oh no, typo with all the numbers, lol $15 at Harbor Freight.
Planet Rob (author)  mdavidson122 years ago
$5 for Velcro, not $50!!!!
blazinmt2 years ago
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?
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!
Planet Rob (author)  blazinmt1 year ago
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.
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Instead of smoke, I had his gun shoot blue silly string.
Planet Rob (author)  blazinmt1 year ago
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!!!
poofrabbit1 year ago
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!
Planet Rob (author) 1 year ago
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&qid=1352844601&sr=8-3&keywords=Portable+fans
I glad you liked it!!! I had a Blast at D*C and cant wait till next year!!!
tedohrt2 years ago
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.

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.

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