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Coolest Miss Robot Costume 16

by Callie

Robot Costume

Robot Costume

Our 5 year old daughter wanted to be a robot for Halloween, so we went to work on her robot costume. Salvaged some left over foam-core board and cut it to a size to fit her. Purchased some dryer venting, battery operated flashing lights at the local thrift store ($20, yeah I could not resist), and some metal spray paint.

Printed out gauges and reflectors from online and put it all together. Our daughter helped by cutting out the pictures and choosing where to place them, and with the original ideas for what a robot should look like.

Used duct tape and a glue gun to put things together. Added pieces of used foam rubber inside for comfort in wearing the costume (mainly on the shoulder area). The feet were just more foam-core board sized to fit over shoes. The body "hinges" with duct tape to allow her to get into the costume. I put a bolt with a wing nut to hold it in place once she is in it. The dryer vent legs and robot shoes are taped together, and we safety pinned the top of the dryer vent to her pants to keep them up. All edges were duct taped for strength and to keep any sharp edges away from our little one.

Used the bottom half of a orange plastic pumpkin to make the lens cover for the helmet top light. A foam pad with a circle cut out in the middle gives comfort to the head piece and helps it stay in place on her head. The lights on the body have a switch on the back to cycle them on and off as you want.

End result: She loves it and we have received good feedback from those that have seen her in it!

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Robot costume
by: Heather

Your costume is really neat. I am making one for my daughter this year. I want it to have lights all over like yours does.Ones that will be able to flash on and off. Where did you buy them??



by: Nada

Soo snagging this design for the next occasion. Amazing job <3

Robot Costume
by: Devon

My son wants to be a robot this year. Yours is by far the best I've seen. Good job!!

by: Anonymous

You are the coolest mom ever. I want to do this for myself for Halloween (so, I might be 30 years old... oh well!)

by: Anonymous

Great Job!! We will try our best. Your ideas are very inspirational for us... Our daughter also wants to be a robot...

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