This one has to take the cake for “ridiculously awesome.” It’s a full-body Krang — or, more specifically, a tiny blob Krang in a full-body android costume — and the animatronic Krang both moves and speaks. Damned amazing work by Melissa D. for her husband, who wore it to work. She has more pics of the costume she made over on Flickr. (Via Great White Snark)
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