What-what the hell is a gigawatt?
At the end of 2016, I married the love of my life, Suzi. We originally met because together we changed the lyrics of this song as part of a joke online so we knew it had to be part of our ceremony. We decided to make Power of Love our “first dance”. We attempted to choreograph a routine and while we made a few mistakes it was still a fantastic evening.
You can see a filming of our dance on the video below.
Suzi knew of course that this was going to be our first dance, but she did not know I was going to arrive in full Marty McFly outfit! Hopefully it was a nice surprise for her.
While the t-shirt and jeans are just regular store-bought clothing the shoes, hat and jacket clearly aren’t.
The hat is an officially licensed replica made by Diamond Back and was purchased at Weston-super-Mare comic con in 2016.
The shoes are replica Nike Air Mags which have been modified by me further to include glowing Nike logo. Future modifications will include moving the switch to the ankle pads and replacing the LEDs in the sole with electroluminescent (EL) sheets. Auto-lacing will have to wait for when we really ARE in the future.
The jacket is a replica produced by HalloweenCostumes.com and imported from America, it is made from a waffle type material with faux leather arms and pockets. It includes buttons for “drying mode” and “resizing” using the audio from the original movie.
I made the Hoverboard from cut and glued MDF (for the bend) which was then sanded and painted pink before being glossed with acrylic lacquer. The detail on the underside of the board was built up from layers of reconstituted thin wood each painted the relevant colour (black/red/silver). The design of the board is a replica of the Mattel hoverboard from the movie which was printed on vinyl and stuck to the board.