Thanks Isumobo!! I think what started out as an 80s sci fi obsession has helped me realize that I LOVE doing this!! Learning techniques, making my own techniques and creating illusion. This halloween will be super cool for myself, kids and my neigborhood lol. Especially for the guys my age in the neighborhood. To us 40 year olds, Predator is sci fi action GOLD.I love it so much that I have reached out to local haunted house effects guys, and have been looking to continue, and learn the more advanced and professional techniques in the future. I also learned, that although I can make a convincing Pred(so far) It is not that much cheaper than making a pro one. I read a thread on here about folks looking to get a set up for 400 or so. Aint happening lol, even with 100s of manhours and cheap materials. It is a tough build. Thanks for all the encouragment, and feedback/advice. What a great knowledgable group!! Next steps are gauntlets, backpack and feel and hands. These will be tougher I think...soon I will be having a bud who is a pro photographer come in to do a session. Shoild be some cool pics!!