ok, here we go. Be prepared all you grand costumers out there...the amatuer has entered the building....and he's carrying a gluegun. this will be the first costume build I have done since the "Aww that's cute...did you make it yourself" days of my youth and after seeing all the wonderful, fantastic, completely :confused"How the heck did you do that????" stuff I've seen in here I gotta try. dream big, live big. right? With the prerequisite rambling completed here we go...again.... The title is 100% accurate. I know it sounds gimmicky, however the powers that be (aka my lovely nongeek, uberserious, money managing wife) has dictated "You will NOT be spending any more than $150 on this silliness and that's final." so after much humming and hawing I have decided on my 2nd favorite Batman villan Mr. Freeze to be showcased at Halcon in Halifax, NS. this year. Materials so far: -foaming camping mat = $10 -2 packages of linking floor mats = $7 each. ( thank you Canadian tire and your sales) - rubber gloves = $1 -rubber boots = $5 -swimming goggles = $1.50 - cardboard = $0 still needed: - gardening cloche ( 5 pack available through Lee Valley but they cost $32 + tax and I only need 1) - LED lights - red clear plastic - foam pipe insulation - something for a tank on the back ( might have to build it from scratch for weight allowance) I'm starting this thread more as a "now I HAVE to do it. I said I would and now it's official" but any suggestions, comments, scathing brow beatings and "where's teh pics" comments would be greatly appreciated as I am a very lazy cuss.