I love Halloween, and try to come up with a cool costume each year. Well this year, my inspiration came from a couple tv shows and this site... Face Off and Heroes of Cosplay. I saw a number of really great costumes and decided that I wanted to go big and ambitious. I read through a number of really great Instructables on how to create a costume from Eva foam, and I jumped right in... And I'm very pleased with how it turned out.
Step 1: The Concept
I came up with a number of ideas for this costume, but finally decided on the "Tiki God". I had my wife take a front and side photo of me so that I could sketch out the correct proportions of the costume. I sketched over top of the 2 photos on my iPad and had a plan.
I originally planned on doing foam covering my arms and legs as well, but after putting on the main part of the costume, I decided to go bare due to the heat I was already feeling. Also, knowing that I wanted to go out dancing and drinking, I needed to make sure I designed something that was somewhat functional, without having to remove the costume to drink or use the restroom :).