Hey, my name is Mike. I've been thinking about building a hulk costume for years. All the ones I had seen that you could buy sucked. So I started doing some research andplannig of my own to create and build my own mean green monster. In the past year I've seen several attempts at this beast, many failures. Mikescostumes.com made the most impressive one I've seen so far. Harmonic_distortion on this site seems to have a pretty good plan in works and I look forward to seeig his finished results. Im planning to start my build soon, starting with the designing and testing of the skeletal support structure to make my 6'3" 205lb body turn into a hulking 7-8ft smashing terror. The biggest issue I'll probably have is the mechanical hands. My goal is to keep them man powered, trying to keep it low tech while still maintaining full ability to grab things with a decent force. Balance and weight I fear will be another issue that will make this a hard build. Im an artist and aircraft structural mechanic, so the sculptig should be easy for me. And I know how to build things that are strong. But the engineering will take some study and many months of research. Hopefully I can keep the costs down, but since this is not only a costume for me, but also hopes to lead to some sort of career I will put what it takes to build it right. Anyways, glad I found a site like this, I was starting to think I was one of the few that was crazy enough to try and build stuff like this. Glad to know there are other like minded people out there.