Brooklyn’s finest costumer, Peter Kokis, just doesn’t stop making awesome costumes. He’s famous for making incredible robot costumes out of ordinary household items.
This time, Peter has strayed from his normal robot creations, to make this stunning Xenomorph costume from the Alien movies. And yes, it’s made out of recycled household objects including toilet plungers, dish washing mats, and bottle caps.
After working on this for 450 hours, the final result is beyond amazing. So cool. Fabulous job, Peter!
I had wanted to build a Xenomorph for a long time, a challenge for my construction process as the robots I build are all very mechanical and angular, but the creature is biological and so he’s all soft shapes and curves…it took me 16 months to acquire his parts. I used a lot of recurring shapes throughout his body, all gloss black plastic & rubber, and his parts include toilet plungers, Baroque costume ball half-masks, knife sharpeners (his ribcage), wine glass drain mats (skin), vitamin bottlecaps, and lots of ribbed tubing in five diameters. His head – what truly identifies The Xenomorph – was the last and most challenging part to be built…he’s all about those big silver teeth… Brooklyn Alien took 450 hours’ construction time, and he is the lightest of my characters at 122 lbs.
April and her husband put together this excellent costume tutorial for couples expecting a baby. He dresses up as a chef, and April wears a clever ‘bun in the oven’ costume. Everything you need to make this costume can be found in the YouTube description.
The costumes aren’t not too hard to make, and it’s a fun way for moms to celebrate Halloween and their pregnancy at the same time. Very well done!
The famous Peter Kokis of Brooklyn RobotWorks has been hard at work on his latest creation. Behold the mighty Brooklyn Starscream, a robot based on the Decepticons in the Transformers universe. He’s also updated his well known Brooklyn Bumblebee costume, now on version 4.0.
Peter doesn’t just make cool robot costumes. His specialty is making them out of ordinary household objects. Very impressive work!
BROOKLYN STARSCREAM is my interpretation of the evil Decepticon from the three Transformers films. I’m a former military pilot and wanted to bring an aircraft to life, and Starscream is based on a jet fighter plane. I had to take a wide latitude in designing him, as the character’s shoulders are impossibly wide (3x mine) and he has reverse-joint bird legs. Winglets are throughout his body. I had to limit the size of his wings – issues of storage, transport…and doorways – but compensated by angling them forward for a more ‘aggressive’ look. As with my other ‘bots, he’s built from ordinary household, hardware, sporting goods & petshop items including: toilet brush holders, toilet tank hardware, bird feeders, dog bowls, soap dishes, a juicer & an apple slicer, ice scrapers, tie rack, and a lot of other such stuff we use everyday but never pay any attention to. He weighs about 140 lbs.
Brooklyn Starscream photos by Beth Brown.
Brooklyn Bumblebee photo by Carlos A. Smith.
Charlie spent 2.5 hours making this tomato costume, and recorded the whole process. Then he sped up the footage, so we can watch the whole thing in just over a minute. Faster than the Flash, he cuts and sews until finally, the tomato costume is born. Great job! My only suggestion would be to add the Benny Hill song… everything’s better with Yakety Sax.
Well, today has turned into a Star Wars costume day. I’m certainly not complaining.
Now this is how to celebrate Star Wars on May the Fourth. ThatMoxieGirl made these costumes for her kids, and took photos while they played with lightsabers. Leia looks great, and that R2-D2 costume is pretty slick.
Team Dorsey is celebrating Star Wars Day today. Let’s be honest; it’s a great excuse for the kids to wear their homemade costumes aside from Halloween. (We really need more costuming holidays.) Plus, this year Jane is old enough to tell people “May the fourth be with you.”
Take a look at this amazing Transformers costume, made by a crafty fellow named Mark. He’s posted several photos of his latest creation on Marksprojects.com, as well as a bunch of YouTube videos of the costume in action.
This looks so cool! Mark calls this his “Bolt” Transformers costume. And while it doesn’t transform into a car, the costume does have a bunch of neat movable parts and effects. Absolutely amazing job, Sir.
This is the latest advancement in costume techniques and technology…. this guy has everything… from moving eyes, working light-up and smoke thrusters to moving mouth piece with voice amplifier to remote control arms with moving features in the arms as well as insane level detailing and transformers movie esthetics.. this is the best piece i have ever done and really proud of the end result…
Check out the latest costume from Peter Kokis of Brooklyn RobotWorks! He’s well known in the New York area for his amazing Transformers, Terminator, and Robot costumes made out of ordinary household items.
His latest costume is called the “Brooklyn Mechanical Robot.” Isn’t it a beauty? It’s made with modular parts, so he can swap out the arms, legs and shoulders with various models. The head of the robot is based ‘Gort’ from the original The Day The Earth Stood Still. And yes, his mouth-speaker is an egg slicer!