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Halloween 2010 - Chilean Miner, complete with Rescue Pod!

October 31st, 2010 (08:52 am)
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I went as a Chilean Miner for Halloween this year, with Rescue Pod!

Halloween Chilean Miner!



Halloween Chilean Miner!

Halloween Chilean Miner!

Halloween Chilean Miner!

I wore this to the Halloween Party at Casa Wilson on Saturday night, then, around midnight, to the RATL band gig at The Dumpster bar in Lilburn, Georgia, which was having a Halloween Bash.

Thanks to my brother Joe and my friend Ellen for the idea of a Chilean Miner costume.

It's made from 2 32-gallon plastic trashcans. Then I found that, though I could contort to fit in it, I couldn't do it while wearing the hardhat/headlamp, so I had to use 12" from a 3rd 32-gallon trashcan (the red section). The mesh in the window is made from the bag that oranges come in (Thanks for the idea, Karen!). And thanks to Glenn, Michael, JD, Bert, and various friends (I polled a bunch of people who weren't going to be at the party Saturday) for their suggestions during the construction.

The bottom is cut out, so it's got limited mobility. Basically, I walked/waddled it into the party as a sort of costume-delivery system, then emerged in miner garb.
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If you haven't seen it, here's a Chilean Miner Rescue Game (Requires Flash).

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Posted by: planettom (planettom )
Posted at: October 31st, 2010 01:09 pm (UTC)

Also, Friday night, I reprised my Ash/Bruce Campbell/ARMY OF DARKNESS/EVIL DEAD costume from Halloween 2009 and Dragon Con 2010 at the RATL band gig at Tavern At Medlock. More photos here.

Ash!

Posted by: planettom (planettom )
Posted at: October 31st, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC)

And of course, this Chilean Miner has 2 mistresses and a wife - Sigourney Weaver from GHOSTBUSTERS, Alice in Wonderland, and the Progressive Insurance Lady!

It's good to be a Chilean Miner.

Posted by: CasketGirl (casketgirl )
Posted at: October 31st, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)

Genius!!

Posted by: planettom (planettom )
Posted at: November 1st, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)

Cool, I submitted this to boingboing's DIY (Do It Yourself) costume thread, and they posted it here: http://www.boingboing.net/2010/10/31/diy-halloween-chilea.html

Posted by: planettom (planettom )
Posted at: November 1st, 2010 01:10 pm (UTC)

Also check out this GHOSTBUSTERS ensemble from the party at Casa Wilson on Saturday night:

Who you gonna call?

Then, oddly, when I went to the RATL band gig at The Dumpster on Indian Trail in Lilburn later that night after midnight, there was also a GHOSTBUSTERS Stay Puft Marshmellow Man there:

Something that could never ever possibly destroy us.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: November 1st, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)

wow this is so cool, it would be perfect for the instructables halloween contest: http://www.instructables.com/contest/halloween2010/

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