DIY First Order Storm Trooper Costume (Video)

I think by now we’ve all seen one of the latest toy trends and that is taking a usually small sized action figure and super sizing it to a four foot tall monstrosity. I think the novelty of it would probably wear off pretty quickly although I’m sure they could make good display pieces for fans of their respective genre. So one genius dad figured out that these four foot tall toys could probably be modified to fit around his four foot tall son to create an awesome costume. The result is even better than I would have expected.

TJ Maggio has an 8 year old son that really loves Star Wars and wanted to be one of the new first order storm troopers from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Turns out his son happens to be approximately the same size as a giant storm trooper toy. So TJ decided to purchase one of those giant toys and instead of just letting his son play with it and then have it collect dust in his room, he took it all apart, made some modifications to it, and was able to give his son a very professional looking storm trooper costume.

diy-first-order-storm-trooperThe video isn’t actually a step by step guide as much as it is just a montage of some of the work it took to make this awesome storm trooper armor. I kinda wonder about the helmet though because he doesn’t actually show him wearing it in the video. All in all though it turned out great and looks like it would be pretty easy to do. I think the only hard part would be making sure that you had someone the right size and shape to fit in it. I think my kids might be a little too big for it now.

Anyway check out the video of the do it yourself First Order Storm Trooper costume and as always I want to know what you think Nerd Nation. Does this look like something you would be willing to try for your kids? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below, on the Facebook page, or hit me up on the Twitter @Nerdgasmneeds.

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