Journal 2TTW Ghostbusters


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Our office has a yearly Halloween costume contest. This year, I went a little retro and dressed up as Venkman (Bill Murray's character) from Ghostbusters.


I made a "proton pack" using a mesh backpack, a plasma disk, 4 Intel CPU heatsinks, and a custom wooden box frame. Also pictured is a short black water hose and the squirt nozzle that I normally use to wash my car.

Flight suit

Embroidered "ghost" logo; simply ironed-on

Embroidered "Venkman" name tag; also ironed-on

G.I. style belt

Black work boots

Elbow pads

Rubber gloves

Reply 2 comments

Molds, spores, and fungi (Score: 1)

by on 2014-11-02 20:58 (#2TW6)

Looks like a bit of advance planning went into that one - nice work! The only thing that costume is missing is Sigourney Weaver at your side. Yeah I know, she wasn't at Venkman's side; just looking for an excuse to go to a party with Sigourney Weaver.

I would've put a mini-keg in the backpack and squirted beer out the nozzle. Next time!

Re: Molds, spores, and fungi (Score: 1)

by on 2014-11-11 07:46 (#2TZF)

I had devised a ray gun with an intergrated can of silly string. I had blue, green, and red ammo for the contraption, but alas, I ran out of time during the construction. Garden hose sprayer was my last minute, but much simpler, plan B.