This guy's Halloween costume is Downton Abbey

Hit period drama series Downton Abbey has long provided rich pickings for Halloween costume enthusiasts.

Gents, for example, can don tails and become the lofty Earl of Grantham, or a stiff, starched collar to be the caustic Mr. Carson. The ladies, meanwhile, have a wealth of fun period frocks and flapper garb to choose from as they ape Lady Mary, Lady Edith (and her little hats!) or even the Dowager Countess.

Or you could be like this guy, and dress up as the actual abbey itself.

Picture: Rob Cockerham/

Yes, that is the handiwork of one Rob Cockerham, a California based writer, sculptor, tinkerer and internet messer who used styrofoam sheeting to create a faithful replica of Highclere Castle, the real-life Downton Abbey located in Berkshire.

Cleverly, instead of painting the exterior of the costume/castle, Rob printed off high-res photos from the internet and stitched them together.

He reckons he spent just $36 on paper and glue to make the abbey.

Here's a video shot by one of his kids:

You can read the full version of how he made it, with lots more photos, on his website

H/T: BoingBoing

By Conor Hallahan

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