Toddler Battles Xenomorphs in Amazing P5000 Powerloader Costume

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Lisa Winter

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clockMar 12 2014, 16:57 UTC
417 Toddler Battles Xenomorphs in Amazing P5000 Powerloader Costume
Carsten Riewe

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.

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