Alex on Instructables spent a mere $225 creating this costume of a power loader from Aliens.
Materials included foam boards, a racing harness, a revolving amber light, PVC pipe, spray paint, hoses, cables, wires, and a hot glue gun.
Good lookin', Alex. I mean it -- you look great in those jeans. But I bet you'd look even better out of them. Just kidding, please keep them on. Okay well you could at least undo your belt a couple notches.
Hit the jump for a video demonstration of the costume in awkward-walking action (with bonus alien queen statue!).
Full-Size Power Loader Costume from Aliens [instructables]
Get Away from Her, You BadLadyPerson!: Aliens Power Loader Costume [greatwhitesnark]
Thanks to Gary, who doesn't need a power loader to f*** up an alien queen, just a wheelbarrow full of explosives.