This velociraptor called KitRex started out as a wearable costume for Lehigh University grad student Lisa Glover, but she got so much interest in the project that she started a Kickstarter campaign to create a 3-foot version for mass production.
“KitRex began as a homework assignment where I was asked to research a manufacturing process and demonstrate it in a unique way. I decided to research Industrial Origami, and over the course of 50 hours I designed, cut, and built a wearable 15-ft long velociraptor out of cardboard. I took him to a costume ball, and when I tromped into the room, literally everyone stopped to stare. He was the star of the evening, and everyone wanted one. I knew I had to do something.”
That Kickstarter was successfully funded and now, after lots of prototyping and kid testing, the KitRex is nearing the final manufacturing stages.
If you want an origami velociraptor and you don’t feel like waiting, you can click here to download a free pattern to tide you over until the KitRex is ready to ship.
You can see more pictures and the project video after the break.
(via Geyser Of Awesome)