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Impressive Father and Son BattleTech Costume Imagined Years Before Son Was Born

Years before his son Geraint was born, his father, Ryan, was planning a Halloween costume for just the two of them. The new dad is a BattleTech game enthusiast and created an impressive Sunder mech outfit that he and Geraint can wear at the same.

Imgur member and wife PutABowOnIt explained that her husband started sketching out the rough designs for this costume a couple of months before their son arrived. Ryan took advantage of all of the new baby stuff coming in the mail, and he had a large supply of boxes to work with. He built a frame for the body out of PVC pipe and wrapped a cardboard shell around it, securing it with zipties. Ryan cut and sculpted other pieces out of cardboard while including some foam board details for an added 3D effect.

The head and other parts attach to the main body with Velcro tape. Ryan's arms slip into the gun pods, and the Sunder legs are supported by a belt hidden under the body. And, wearing a baby carrier allows Geraint to be apart of the fun, too. PutABowOnIt adds, “It looks amazing and Geraint loves it!”

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via [Neatorama]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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