Toddler Battles Xenomorphs in Amazing P5000 Powerloader Costume
There are all kinds of parents in the world. Some give their children blocks and books, while others give their kids a robotic exoskeleton so they can battle Xenomorphs at a local parade.
Carsten Riewe from Germany is definitely the latter type of parent. He and his 13-month-old daughter participated in the Fifth Season festivities in a costume inspired by the Aliens movie franchise.
He describes the costume in on the video’s YouTube page:
“This Baby costume was inspired by the Caterpillar P5000 Powerloader from the movie “Aliens” by James Cameron. 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 ist installed to play mechanical robot sound fx or music if preferred. It took 100 working hours to finnish the costume and I built it for the “Karneval”-Parade in my hometown in Germany February 2014 . My 13 months old daughter enjoyed to be carried and moved in her harnness savely.”
Hat tip to Popular Science Magazine.