The fall season is upon us, meaning things are about to get spooky. If you haven't decided on a costume yet you are cutting it close — but luckily the internet has no shortage of crafty ideas. Turns out there is some pretty steep competition this year when it comes to best-dressed babies!
2. Nothing Says Halloween Like A Cute Toddler And Companion
Have you ever seen a cuter video game duo? Dressing up a baby for Halloween is always a crowd-pleaser, especially if you have a furry friend to accompany them. How about making a baby part of your costume? Some parents simply go above and beyond.
This Rosie the Riveter is beyond fierce — a baby rocking a tiny bandana is enough to warm anyone's heart. Baby-wearing costumes are only getting started, and this isn't limited to moms and their little ones. One dad created the ultimate Halloween wear, and the Internet can't get over it.
Ryan Bowen — a husband and father to a six-month-old baby named Geraint — created the most amazing baby-wearing costume the Internet has ever seen. This costume is so detailed and extravagant, it is clear that Bowen had a very clear idea of what he wanted to create. It turns out that this costume is modeled after something that is very dear to Bowen's heart.
His son's warrior gear is modeled after the character Sunder from a video game series called MechWarrior. This costume has been appropriately called the "MechDaddy," with Geraint at the forefront of the mechanical operation. Bowen's wife has revealed that the creation of this robot was definitely premeditated — before Geraint was even born!
"My husband had this costume planned for several years, long before we had a child," Bowen's wife claimed. "When we found out we were having a baby, he got to work. Ryan sketched out the rough designs probably two months before Geraint was born," she admitted. It turns out that he had plenty of supplies to work with.
Having a baby means being showered with gifts, which almost always come in cardboard boxes. "With so much baby stuff coming in the mail, we had plenty of boxes for him to work with, so he just had to buy a few things to make it," Bowen's wife explained. Putting this robotic masterpiece together was nothing short of true dedication.
"Ryan built a frame for the body out of PVC and wrapped a cardboard shell around it and secured it to the frame with zip ties," Bowen's wife wrote. Once the base of the robot costume was completed, Bowen then had to construct the outer layer. It was time to give the MechDaddy some life!
Once the frame was stable, Bowen was able to build the outside aspects of the costume to make it appear more robotic. "He then cut and sculpted the other pieces out of cardboard, with some foam board details to add a true 3D effect," Bowen's wife stated. Even more astonishing are the finishing details on this thing!
This amazing robot suit is riddled with tiny details that bring it all together. Velcro straps keep all of the pieces in place, and a belt helps to give the legs movement and stability. The joints are attached to the body with Velcro tape. The tiny details bring this entire aesthetic together!
"The feet just fit over his shoes by gluing toilet paper tubes on the inside to take up the extra space," Bowen's wife explained. The last part of the costume that tied every together is the paint job, which was not done haphazardly. Wait until you see the back of this mesmerizing design!
A couple coats of paint really bring this intricate costume to life. Even the backside of the MechDaddy is painted with precision. This costume is utterly believable — and the tiny pilot makes it even amazing!
With Ryan Bowen hidden underneath the armor, the six-month-old boy looks like he's the main man of the operation. Have you ever seen a cuter pilot? It's no surprise that this Halloween costume is making headlines!
This dad definitely did his homework when it came to recreating one of MechWarrior's iconic characters. Although extensive, this project was well-worth the effort. Baby Geraint will have a hard time topping this for years to come!
This mechanic costume is fully-equipped for battle, and the Internet couldn't be more thrilled about this finished project. Geraint may take the prize for best costume, but Ryan Bowen definitely receives the Father of the Year award! MechDaddy is legendary, but we can only hope that Bowen has more tricks up his sleeve.