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Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have a Winner: Best Dad/Baby Halloween Costume EVER

Totally rad.

You know the scene: Sigourney Weaver’s character Ripley vs. the mama alien at the end of the first Aliens movie.

It might just be the most badass alien vs. human being scene in the history of alien movies.

I had long since forgotten about it though until the coolest parent/child costume grabbed my attention today.

As The Huffington Post shows, one dad took the idea of combining his costume with his baby to a whole new level this week.

Jason Smith is a huge fan of the Aliens movie and decided to craft a costume for himself and his young daughter based on the Power Loader contraption the Ripley character uses to fight the alien. And it is awesome.

Take a look at a larger photo of the final product:

 

According to a YouTube video posted by Jason Smith (seen below), the costume, which only weighs about ten pounds, is created from cardboard and hot glue and took about two days to build. His daughter fits right into a Bjorn in front. Smith writes, “I love Halloween, and I wanted to create a costume that my daughter and I could share. She was amazingly content the whole night, and enjoyed looking at everybody else’s costumes!”

Not only is the costume awesome, but super safe. Smith says his number one priority was keeping his daughter safe so he designed the costume for mobility and quick exit in case of emergency. “The boots are basically cardboard slippers that could pop right off. With a shrug of my shoulders, I could pop the arms right off. What you can’t see from the video is that there are no bottoms on the robot arms, so my human arms were completely free and unimpeded. I could leave the claws hanging idle from the shoulder joints while I could address any of my girl’s needs. I would have had to take the suit off to changer her diaper, though!”

As one commenter to the YouTube video so aptly puts it, “You’ve essentially won Halloween, forever. Bravo sir, bravo.”

Check Smith and his daughter out partying in the outfit in this video he posted on YouTube:

Photo Credit: Reddit

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