Doc Ock Costume Will Grab Your Attention

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Even if you’re not Spider-Man, one place you don’t want to find yourself is in Doc Ock’s grasp. Instructables user Eldjotnar spent about six weeks building his full-size Doc Ock costume and it only cost him about $50. The costume has reach! It’s about seven feet tall by six feet wide. It may not be ideal for a convention, but it would be great for any event with plenty of room to move – like a Halloween parade. He used everything from drainage pipes to plywood to craft the outfit; here’s how he started with the all important claws:

1. Download the picture of the template [on Instructables] to cut out the claws. Don’t scale it down, when you print it out, each claw should be 4″ x 8″. Or design your own if you so desire. In any case, print it out for use.

2. Trace 12 copies of the template onto the plywood, and cut them out with the jigsaw.

3. If you used the jigsaw, more than likely, you have spit edges. Take a Dremel, or some sandpaper, and smooth down the edges to make the paint application easier.

4. Apply a healthy dose of primer, and then paint all of the claws bright silver.

5. Take the VEX bands, and use tin snips to cut them into 5 hole segments, cutting along the indents.

6. Pre-drill 2 #3/16 holes into the side of the arms. Attach the VEX segments to the two holes with some wood screws.

7. Cut a small slice in the ends of the exterior arms, just long enough for the VEX segment. Make sure that there’s one of the claws per third of the arm exterior.

8. Slip one of the #8-32 bolts through the VEX segment and through the slit. Attach the nut on the inside of the exterior. Use a lot of locktite.

9. Repeat until you have all 4 arms with claws attached.

doc ock claw

Read more at Instructables.


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