I created this costume over the course of 2011. It is an X-Wing from Star Wars. My friend and I designed it, and I built it. The total cost was about $120.00.
The original plan was to make it simply a costume i could mount on the frame of a hiking backpack. I decided to add in the option of placing it on my bike in order to take of some of the weight. I had a bit of an issue with the front wheel though. I can only make it balance when i am strapped into the backpack and sitting on the seat. I should have thought this one through a little more clearly. It would seem not everything in life can be "Winged."
The backpack mount is set just where R2-D2 would be. I used my Dremel and cut a hole out a of a salad bowl. It is not in the picture due to issues I had with wind conditions at the time and balance. I'll upload pictures soon. And yes, you can see out of the cockpit. Seeing in, well, that's another story.
~ PVC pipe
~ Spray Paint
~ Hiking Backpack Frame
~ Insulation Foam
~ Red Hot Blue Glue
~ Glue Gun
~ LOTS OF ZIP TIES!
Any Questions, please feel free to message me :D
Before I put the covering on it here is a test I did:
(More images as well as directions will come soon. I apologize for the poor quality of the picture. I used my cell phone.)