Roll in Style With This R2-D2 Costume

Roll in Style With This R2-D2 Costume

This R2-D2 costume is so cool that it would even make a Jedi jealous.

Some of the most amazing sci-fi costumes are the ones that are home-made, like the animatronic Elite costume we found this summer. Now, a new entry to the Escapist's Wall of Costume Fame has been discovered: an animatronic R2-D2 costume that you can drive.

The video at right was created and uploaded by YouTube user "dmalford1." According to the description, this is, "an R2D2 robot that is big enough for a full size person to fit in. Equipped with sounds, internal fans, LEDs, motors and rotating dome. Made out of a plastic barrel."

The costume is certainly impressive to watch in action, especially given how smoothly it moves and turns. I half expected for it to use a camera system for navigation, but there seems to be a slit the driver can look through when sitting in the costume. There are a lot more details I'd like to know about this creation, like how long it took to build and what dmalford1's technical background is, but the man clearly deserves some kudos for this masterpiece.

Source: Geeks Are Sexy

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That doesn't really seem that particularly large for a person to fit in.

Or at least fit in comfortably.

That is several kinds of awesome...

Awesome.
But does it come with a X-wing?

Internal fans? Isn't that posher than the real R2?

While it does like awesome as hell it also looks like you'd really be crammed inside that thing too, must get stuffy in there even with the internal fans working.

Now we just need a C3P0 and we can make all the gay robot pornos we want!

BRILLIANT!

Epic!!! Can I have it serve my drinks? =D

Sweet. I also remember someone building a life-sized T3-M4 2 months back or so. Not one you could use as a costume, but twas pretty damn awesome to have someone show that level of dedication to a part of KOTOR too. :)

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....OMG! I dont think my brain can handle this much awesome!

ARGH!! *head explodes*

♫ They see me rollin'.... ♫

Very awesome!

Mind is totally blown that is Awesome!!!

Loonerinoes:
Sweet. I also remember someone building a life-sized T3-M4 2 months back or so. Not one you could use as a costume, but twas pretty damn awesome to have someone show that level of dedication to a part of KOTOR too. :)

BUT I need to see this as a HUGE fan of KotOR, T3-M4 Rocks & a costume of it would be beyond TOTALLY AWESOME imo. ; )

Edit: Found it or close to it. It's not a costume but even better imo not to many fine details on it but still. MIND is BLOWN by TOTAL AWESOMENESS!!!

that would be awesome! just drive to work in that thing, no one will suspect a thing.

They see me Rollin. They hatin.

if you are a geek, this is giving you a hard one.
dont even try to deny it!

Daemascus:
Awesome.
But does it come with a X-wing?

The guy that made the costume is working on a costume for his car. Dont worry. Personally I would like a naboo figher better.

Excuse while I get down on my knees and start searching for my jaw beneath the desk.
Oh... My... Gosh... That is so awesome....

 

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