I won 3rd prize ($600 in gift cards) for "best overall" costume. I had about 100 people stop me throughout the night
and ask me to pose with them for some pics or just me alone, with the back of my homemade, scratch-built, proton pack.
The lighting is what made it more awesome, I suppose. A few people asked me where I got it and I told them it took me two months to make from scratch. Someone even said it looked screen-accurate (even though its close enough, I guess)
(Build thread in my signature, below)
Here are a few pics from before the Halloween street party and costume contest. (Downtown Hollywood, FL)
Taken with my cellphone camera so please excuse the weird lighting, LOL.