Pump Yourself Up For Astro Boy With Latex CosplayS

Prepare for the release of this year's Astro Boy movie, with this bizarre and slightly disturbing cosplay tribute to Osamu Tezuka's famous robotic boy dynamo.

Okay, I admit it; I'm creeped out by that photo. It's the headpiece, which doesn't just have that disturbingly shocked expression but is, in fact, inflatable:

The main feature, its head is based upon a solid head box, a plastic skull so to speak. This makes it easy to put on and remove the head once inflated unlike a hood based product of a similar nature. This also allows for breathing as air can flow in and around the face.

In fact, the boots are inflatable, as well:

The entire costume inflates using as few valves as possible usually one per item, one in the head, one in a boot... ect. The valves used are recycled bike valves making it very easy to blow up the costume using a variety of inflation devises from large foot pumps to small discreet hand pumps. Deflating is just as simple with the use of a valve remover to unscrew the core allowing the air to flow out.

No word, yet, on whether the pants have also been inflated.

Astro Kid [Obsidian Design]