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Schlagwort: T-Rex

Ein mechanisches Dinosaurierkostüm

Esmée Kramer studiert Network & Systems Engineering und hat in ihrer Freizeit aus PVC-Rohren und Schaumstoff ein mechanisches Dinosaurierkostüm in Form eines T-Rex gebaut. Und das ist ganz schön geil, finde ich.

First thing to figure out was what material to use. I chose to go with PVC pipes, because they’re kinda cheap and light. Plus they’re easy to work with.

Next step: Sketching… Lots of thinking and sketching. And that actually kept going throughout the rest of the process.

The most challenging part was figuring out how to move the head in all the different directions. I designed the head to be able to move up and down, left and right and to rotate. In order to make the movements more natural I also needed some control over the neck.

The way the costume leans on my hips/shoulders kindoff functions as a seesaw in which I am the fulcrum. This way I don’t have to move my body a lot in order for the dinosaur to lean forward or backward. I can adjust it’s pose by pushing or pulling the handle I use to control the head. This spares my own back and also makes the movements appear a little smoother.


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Wenn du Trauzeugin sein sollst und dir gesagt wird, du dürftest anziehen, was auch immer du möchtest

Die 38-jährige Christina aus Texas wurde von ihrer Schwester gefragt, ob sie denn im August dieses Jahres nicht ihre Trauzeugin sein wollte. Ihre Schwester weiß wohl, das Christina nicht so der Fan von erwartbaren Kleiderordnungen ist und sagte ihr, dass sie anziehen könnte, was auch immer sie wollte. Christina kam im T-Rex-Kostüm.

‚About a year ago my big sister texted me asking if I would be her maid of honor,‘ she recalled. ‚She, knowing that I’m not a big fan of wearing formal dresses and that I probably wouldn’t have a lot of money to buy something really nice, reassured me by letting me know that I could pick out any outfit that I choose.

‚I was trying to think of something that I would be willing to wear more than once and thought to myself, „Well, she did say anything, and if I’m spending more than $50, I want it to be a dinosaur costume, because they’re fantastic and I’ve always wanted one.

When you're maid of honor and told you can wear anything you choose…I regret nothing 🤪

Gepostet von Christina A. Meador am Samstag, 10. August 2019

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