Many families coordinate their efforts for Halloween and come up with costumes that complement each other. Tim and Catherine Timmons Burket decided to dress as Guardians of the Galaxy characters. Tim initially wanted to be Star-Lord to his wife’s Gamora, but his daughter had a different request: she asked him to be Groot to her Rocket Raccoon because Groot is Rocket’s best friend. Aww!
Tim fully committed to the “I am Groot” life and poured over 300 hours into the costume. It started with foam, and Tim sculpted the wood grain into the head before he started building the body and the many roots that cover Groot. The build process involved a lot of teamwork. You can see the impressive Groot costume come together in this video on Facebook.
See how the completed costume looks in action here.