With Halloween just around the corner, make sure your ability to scare the bejeezus out of little children is set at maximum mind warp by making your own Big Daddy costume. Expert costumer Harrison Krix shows you how.

You're going to need plenty of cardboard, foam and a working drill—yes, that Big Daddy drill spins—plus you're going to need to start, well, right about now. Krix's D.I.Y. Big Daddy took him a good seven weeks to build, but that includes things like built-in fans, the aforementioned spinning drill arm and a serious attention to detail.


I imagine you could probably knock out something in six weeks, six and a half, tops, using his method.

Really, Krix is a pro—or at least semi-pro—but his knowledge may be useful to you, even if you're just trying to sort out the problem of a functional drill bit or think your own Big Daddy costume's normal hand is a bit too stubby.

Big Daddy (BioShock) [Volpin Props via Make - thanks, Andrew!] [Image Credit]