Your Halloween Costume Will Never Be As Ambitious As This. Ever.


Oh, hey, I just realized I’m an inconsiderate jerk, and never asked you how your Halloween was. How’d it go? Good haul? See more Batmans this year? You didn’t go as Heath Ledger’s Joker again, did you? Good, that would’ve just been stupid.

Stupid though your costume may or mayn’t have been, though, it can’t have been more stupid than this guy’s.

YouTube user DrWormsie decided to go all-out this year and spend 250 hours and over a thousand dollars constructing what isn’t so much a Halloween costume as a motor vehicle. As you’ve already seen the video, you know damn right that this is one serious chunk of costume.

But where ‘m scratching my head is… where the hell do you go on Halloween wearing this thing? What, you gonna go down to the local comedy club and win a costume party? Good luck – and I don’t mean just because there’s no way the manager’s going to let you in anyway, but because you’re not going to fit. Anywhere. Brad’s house party? He’s on the 23rd floor, man, you’re screwed. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Unsurvivably cool, but stupid.

Maybe this video is poignant in that regard, then, as that does look like a pretty sad robot walk. What a lonely Halloween.

Sheet metal, aircraft aluminum, and other parts: $600.
Rivets, bolts, hardware: $250.
Tool purchases/rentals: $200.
Spraypaint: $90.
Truck rental to carry costume: $210
Hours: 250+.
Looking like you could take down a tank: priceless.

By tydunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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