Peter Kokis of Brooklyn RobotWorks* builds exoskeletal costumes of famous robots and prop weapons out of regular household items, recycled plastic containers, hardware, pet supplies, sporting goods, and other relatively cheap stuff repurposed and repainted to make something awesome. He tells us the Terminator exoskeleton above even included parts from a toilet. I'll refrain from saying, "This costume is the sh-t!" except for just now when I said it anyway.
That Terminator took about 300 hours to construct and weighs 120 pounds, Kokis says. He builds costumes and props to order and makes appearances at private or corporate parties, promotions, and special events, not just as the Terminator, but also as one of three Autobots from The Transformers: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Ironhide. His upcoming designs* include the Xenomorph from Alien and an Iron Man suit.
Several pictures of his four exoskeletal costumes are after the break. Slideshow, roll out.
[All images courtesy of Peter Kokis*.]
* Warning: music autoplays at link.