Topic: First post... May as well show my entry for the costume contest... =)
My sons costume from 2006... Made from a combo of a toy kit, a Walmart trash can, a sweat suit, mock turtleneck, and some bondo/foam/fiberglass for the jetpack. The helmet is the $20 Rubies two piece Jango that I converted. Oh, and some slip on shoes that I spray-painted. Total price was around $150 or so.
Hope you all like it. I'm pretty proud of it considering it was the first costume that I've made/painted.