This will be full instructions on how I made Ratchet and clank with his wrench and the goldfish sonic eruptor burp gun weapon. I wore this to Anime North in Toronto May 30, 2010.
Two click lights or Lids of some kind for eyes
Two plastic bowls
Sports equipment (shoulder pads, leg pads, helmet, faceshield, snowboard bindings, kneepads)
scrap thin wood
fur (yellow and brown) half yard yellow, 4 inches brown
pooh stuffed animal
Two old computer Mice
tent window mesh
3 cans silver spraypaint (optional gold and blue, green)
needle and thread
ffew dozen nuts and bolts washers, assorted screws
cheap masquerade mask
small angle brackets
yard of 1" dowelling
small doweling for connections (or a chopstick or two)
Several wooden cup shapes with 1" holes (I got at surplus cupboard handle store)
wooden wheels or equivalent
dollar store plastic toys for nuts and bolts
some wired object for the tail (i used a long stuffed animal type flower)
goldfish stuffed animal or equivalent
pipe clip or piece of tin
cheap mount climbing rope clips or keychain clips.
drill (small bits and 1" bit)
cost at thrift store prices <$200
Step 1: Building Clank
Clank is Ratchet's robot buddy, who helps him out with various things, and rides on Ratchet's back like a backpack. In reality he snugs up his arms and legs like a turtle while being carried, but for showiness we are going to build him fully extended so he can be identified better.
When you attach him, make sure he sits straight up and down and low enough for you to move your head back without hitting HIS head. His feet should not ride on your butt or the will break off, so they must be fairly far forward.