Via Make Magazine: Salt Lake City based industrial designer, Joseph Bowers, recently posted an article on Make about a 7 foot AT-ST (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi) costume he made last year. A complete description of the materials, and the construction process, used to make this costume is available on the make site. About the build, Bowers wrote:
The materials were extremely cheap for a project like this. I used pink insulation foam, normal printer paper, and spray paint. I used a lot of scrap wood I had handy, and got some cardboard and PVC pipe from a dumpster. The only other major expense included the $3 thrift-store snowboard bindings. It took me roughly a week to design and build. But I’m pretty happy with the results.
Wow! What an awesome costume and many thanks go to Bowers for carefully explaining how to make it! Hopefully we’ll get to see more cool stuff like this in the future!
I’ve posted a few of the images from the Make article below, but for more images, and information, click the link above for the original article.