A Nerdy Dad Built The Best Costume Ever With Some Cardboard And Pipes


Parents are getting craftier and craftier. For Halloween, it’s no longer acceptable to just go to the store and pick up a costume for your kid. Moms and dads are getting incredibly adept at making costumes from scratch, and I have to say, a lot of them are better than anything you could buy in stores.

This dad built himself a MechWarrior costume that was designed so that his adorable son could get in on the action!

He formed the costume’s foundation with pipes.

After that, he placed cardboard on top to build the body.

A nice coat of paint smoothed everything out!

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And he made sure that his little guy could get in on the fun, too.

After that, he just had to build the legs.

Here’s the finished product!

It doesn’t get cuter than that.

To see this awesome costume in action, check out the video below:

(via Laughing Squid)

That takes some serious skill! I hope that people appreciate the time and effort that this dad put into his amazing costume. Even if you’re not familiar with the character, you have to admit that this is completely awesome. (And the little guy seems to think so, too!)