Peter Kokis aka Brooklyn Robot Works made a shiny costume based on Crimson Typhoon, China’s ace against the kaiju in Pacific Rim. The costume is far from perfect – the proportions and even the colors are off, and it’s missing its trademark blades – but it’s still an impressive piece, especially when you find out what it’s made of.
Peter calls his costume the Brooklyn Typhoon. It took him a total of 550 hours to build. It probably takes him as long to walk a mile in it because it weighs 152lb. Peter says that his mini-jaeger is made from an assortment of everyday objects, including “2 rat traps, 7 mousetraps (2 types), 53 toy truck wheels, 2 business card holders, hockey helmet,2 plungers, rotating lawn sprinkler, 4 egg slicers, 4 ice scrapers, 4 ladles, 4 slotted spoons, camping thermos,toilet flush valve, 8 ice skate blade guards (2 types), 2 baseball throat guards, trashcan foot pedal,2 spoon draincups, 2 blender bases, 4 hair cutter spacers, 2 kneepads, thermos base, ski goggles, football shoulder pads, 6 shinguards (3 types), 2 hockey leg guards, wall outlet plate, 3 vitamin cases(2 types), 3 manicure bowls, 3 doorknob wall guards, hand towel holder, 4 bicycle splashguards(2 types), 25 turnbuckles, corner paint applicator, slotted ladle, 2 faucet strainers, paper towel holder,3 screen door latches, handheld spotlight, 2 flashlights, closet pole mounts, lots of bottlecaps” and more. Check out Brooklyn Typhoon in these images by photographer Beth Brown:
Assume the Thundercloud formation and head to Peter’s website for more on the costume.