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A Human Dalek Costume

human dalek costume

The Daleks always seem to be after humans, but what if they became humans? Instructables user depotdevoid decided to combine the look of a Dalek with a suit to create an interesting hybrid. It’s a creative concept and only took some basic supplies to pull together. The pants might have been the easiest to make part of the outfit:

Starting with a cheap pair of light colored slacks from Goodwill, I hung them from the ceiling storage boxes and painted them copper, followed by a light dusting of gold. The material these were made from accepted the spraypaint easily and I didn’t have any problems there. After that dried all the way, I taped off the bottom six inches of each leg and sprayed 3-4 coats of dark bronze on them. This represents the bumper section of a Dalek.

I rounded up a bunch of gold Christmas ornament balls from the dollar store and sliced them all in half with a box knife. Luckily, they are so cheap and thin that a sharp razor just slid right through them with no trouble at all. After marking the pants with a regular grid (I used the outer seam and the bumper line as reference), I used hot glue and epoxy to affix them, a total of 32 hemispheres are required. Technically a Dalek has 56 of these (they act as a self destruct device, and possibly generate the Dalek force screen) but I didn’t have that much room on my legs.

After the epoxy cured, the final touch was to run a black permanent marker around each hemisphere. Done!

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Read more about the build at Instructables.


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