Last year we featured an incredible Power Loader Halloween costume created by Aliens fan Jason Smith that he wore along with his infant daughter in the driver’s seat. Amazingly, over in Germany Carsten Riewe appears to have improved upon that concept after spending 100 hours creating his own amazing version of the Caterpillar P5000 exoskeleton power loader that he wore with his 13-month-old daughter.
"The arms and legs are full moveable and the top-light and LED were powered by an 12 Volt battery pack stored in the backpack. The on/off switch is in the left arm. Also in the backpack a Bluetooth boombox is installed to play mechanical robot sound fx or music if preferred. It took 100 working hours to finish the costume and I built it for the "Karneval"-Parade in my hometown in Germany February 2014 ."
No written description compares to simply watching the costume in action. The leve of detail, internal lighting, sound effects and (of course) the adorable baby driver combine to form a truly awesome costume, not to mention a geektastic tribute to a fantastic film.