Below you will find a link to a story about a guy who, unsatisfied with the way the character of The Thing was portrayed in last year's godawful "Fantastic Four" movie, decided to make make his own Thing costume. Using actual rocks he glued on and painted orange, that is. The finished costume weighed 110 lbs. This is a lot of weight to lug around. But since the wearer had shed his dignity, shame and any traces of humility, it all evened out. I tried repeatedly to post a pic of it for those who didn't want to dig through the whole article and suffer through the pop ups, but either blogspot is messed up or his pics are corrupt, thus, no pic. His site is step-by-step though, so it's at least interesting from that perspective.
For his efforts, he was rewarded with a prize at a comic book convention. Whew.
You can revel in the step-by-step process used by this madman here.
And here's a video of some other dude who made a giant stone golem (a golem is basically a Jewish Frankenstein) out of a bunch of mattresses and then stubled around in his backyard menacing grills and folding chairs.
Why don't these losers do something productive with their time, like build models?