Picture of Striker Eureka Pacific Rim Jaeger Costume
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Well, it's Halloween again! 
Last year, my work schedule made me miss out on the opportunity to make my kids' crazy ideas into costumes. So when my schedule looked promising this year I asked the four monsters what they wanted to be.  Three of them were easy, Dr Who (eleventh doctor), Steve from Minecraft, and the Phantom of the opera.  But then my youngest, who you might recall was the driving force behind the Xenomorph costume, decided he wanted to be a character from his new favorite movie, Pacific Rim.  Not satisfied with being the main robot character, Gipsy Danger, which there are a couple of costume examples already floating around the internet for, he wanted to be the Australian Brawler, Striker Eureka!  I couldn't find anybody who has attempted this craziness yet so, .. I turned to my favorite costume media, cardboard! And jumped right in. All in all, whith Paint and all other accessory parts this costume cost me about 25 bucks.... not bad.
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Step 1: Making the chest

Picture of making the chest
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Striker Eureka has such a distinctive jutting chest I thought I'd start here. I cut a piece of cardboard for half of the upper chest then just used it for a template and cut the other half.  all of the pieces are just cut as needed and hot glued in place...Ah, hot glue, where would I be without you. I snuck behind a local mini-mall and scavenged the cardboard out of the recycling dumpster. Any guesses where these pieces came from?

Step 2: Now the back, T-90 angel wings!

Picture of now the back, T-90 angel wings!
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Striker Eureka has these large wing structures on his back, not sure what they are for but the Wiki calls them T-90 angel wings and says the are for stability in burst combat.... not sure about that, but they do look cool. After cutting a back plate I made a few boxes a few circular shapes for the jets. of course they need louvers too.  After I thought I had it done I realized that the lower section is longer so I added a couple of skinny pieces to the bottom of the wings.
Honus1 year ago
That is an awesome kids costume.
It looks so good! Especially love how you did the hands and visor.
seresataka (author)  jessyratfink1 year ago
Thank you!
Nick705871 year ago
I love that it cost so little but still looks great. My kid's homemade costumes run in the hundreds of dollars because of all the trial and error. I will definitely use some of your techniques for my next costume endeavors. Thank you.