How to Make a Hot Air Balloon Costume

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I was looking for a good Halloween costume this year. I wanted something original and hilarious. I think I accomplished both.

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    vincent7520

    7 years ago on Introduction

    great !
    but … how high do you fly ???…
    (I wish to cross the Alps … )

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    jaingram9

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I like this idea for my nephew who is only 4, what could i use that is light weight to hold up the ball? this is an awesome idea.

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    thebboy

    9 years ago on Introduction

    lol, absolutely hilarious.  I think we'll see a lot of balloon boy costumes.  The balloon boy thing was about two miles away from my school.  Now i live in balloon boy city.

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    Kaiventhebboy

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Haha! That's actually funny. Did you stop everything you were doing that day and go watch it?

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    thebboyKaiven

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Haha, No.  There's always a hot air balloon or two floating around usually.  I just thought it was another balloon.  Then i got home from school and saw the news story about the runaway balloon.

    I live in FoCo as well. I make large solar hot balloons, and I got a lot of calls from worried relatives that day, because they thought it was me. It was hilarious.

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    Boomshadow

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Brilliant work! This is the sort of fun and whimsical costume that makes Halloween great.

    How imaginative! I would have liked to see a curled moustachio to go with the eccentric aviator get up, maybe a bottle in your bloon weights. Then again, I think a curled moustachio and booze is an improvement on anything.

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    Wolfix

    9 years ago on Introduction

     Teeheehee!  That's almost as cute as the Super Mario Bros costumes :)

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    Wolframite

    9 years ago on Introduction

    That's so wicked! I especially like the fact that you went with an "aviator-esque" coat and spiffy goggles. I do have to admit a mild disappointment because part of the title was cut off and I thought it said, "How to make a Hot Air Balloon". You would not believe the franticness with which I clicked upon your instructable in hopes that the secret of affordable aviation was about to be revealed. (Franticness is not a word??)

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    aphrael

    10 years ago on Introduction

    that's so imaginative, just wonderful how such a simple idea could make for such a cool and original costume!

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    Lamecitymayoraphrael

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    thanks! i went to a party with it on...it seems to go over with the geek crowd and drunk moms. everyone else wants to knock you over.