This costume was inspired by my son’s, Alfonso Jr., imagination. My son really wanted to be a tripod from War of the Worlds. He did not want to be a tripod from the recent movies though, he wanted to be a tripod from a vintage version of the War of the Worlds book. Jr. is a huge fan of this book and he reads it all the time. Jr. is an artist and he draw the tripod and we built it straight from he’s drawing. The costume took us three weeks to build. It is built mainly from Styrofoam. It was a blast and the attention he got was amazing. Lots of pictures request while we were trick or treating.