Dalek Costume

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Introduction: Dalek Costume

About: I tinker around with technology projects (mainly raspberry pi and arduino) though I take my costumes very seriously.

This Halloween I got the idea that I wanted to build a Dalek costume for myself. The end result took about 4 months to make, and about $200.

I'm not happy with the way the shoulders are shaped, but overall, I think it turned out quite nicely. It had a working voice/audio system, as well as working electronic components.

The ray-gun & plunger both had little controls on the inside as well. The door to get in and out of the Dalek was in the back, which you can kind of see in the first picture. It was held shut with a lock.

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    21 Discussions

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    anokat
    anokat

    4 years ago

    ALL HAIL DAVROS!!! CREATOR OF THE DALEKS!!!

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    DerrezedD
    DerrezedD

    4 years ago

    exterminate !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    FNAFgirl
    FNAFgirl

    4 years ago

    woah this is cool

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    DerrezedD
    DerrezedD

    4 years ago

    i going to build one myself yay :)

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    WolfMaster333
    WolfMaster333

    4 years ago

    I don't care that this post is 3 years old, I must comment on how cool it is!

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    CraftybrosephBW
    CraftybrosephBW

    4 years ago

    EXTERMINATE!!!!! HE HAS LEARNED HOW TO CREATE DALEKS!!!! WE ARE THE TRUE DALEKS!!!

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    vtheawesome
    vtheawesome

    8 years ago on Introduction

    i trying to make one and was wondring how did you do the head (dome)

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    Eldjotnar
    Eldjotnar

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I got one of the fabulous $3 big rubber balls from Walmart, covered half of it in paper mache. The little extrusion around the eyepiece was made from a milk jug, covered with paper mache. Then, I coated the entire thing with fiberglass. The next coat was spackle, sanded down to give it a smooth shiny surface. All that was left to do was paint it!

    Hope that helps, and good luck!

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    thedoctor10
    thedoctor10

    8 years ago on Introduction

    How did you make the base? I mean, what did you put around the wood, was it cardboard and then painted?

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    Eldjotnar
    Eldjotnar

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    It was 1/8" plywood, cut on a table saw. Then, I sealed the edges with caulk, and painted it.

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    tinker234
    tinker234

    8 years ago on Introduction

    could you make this a step by step instrcutable

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    Eldjotnar
    Eldjotnar

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I can certainly try, but it won't be too heavy on the pictures, since I didn't take enough while building. The voice was just made in Audacity, downloaded to my iPod, and played through some cheap portable speakers.

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    tinker234
    tinker234

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    oh thanks i guess IL use the toy helmet from doctor who