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Coolest Homemade R2D2 Halloween Costume 24

by Billy L.
(Charlotte, NC, USA)

Homemade R2D2 Halloween Costume

Homemade R2D2 Halloween Costume

This homemade R2D2 Halloween costume started off with a rubbermaid trash can.

The exterior details are foam, carved to different shapes and sizes. The legs have a PVC base with foam exterior. The feet are supported with the PVC and have caster-base electrical conduit boxes over them. The LED lights on the lid are from a bike tail light. The dome was painted a white base coat then blue, masked with tape then sprayed silver. To attach the foam, I used double-sided 3m tape and added duct tape to the back of the foam for more strength.

There was an MP3 player with speakers and an R2D2 sound clip but, unfortunately, that did not survive.

The total cost was about $35 and total time about four hours, including time allowed for the paint to dry. I used liquid nail to permanently attach the lid to the trash can. We were happy with the result and it held together, even after 2 costume parades and a rainy trick or treat night.

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WHERE DID YOU BUY THE TRASH CAN?
by: Anonymous

Trying to make this costume, but CAN'T find the trash can!!! Even at the Rubbermaid website and other online stores. What store did you buy it from?

R2D2 costume
by: Anonymous

I am looking for the Rubbermaid trash can also. Can't find one in Ca. Have been to Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes.

Can at Home Depot
by: Anonymous

I'm making the costume too - found our rubbermaid in gray at Home Depots.

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Coolest Homemade R2D2 Astromech Droid Costume 37

by Isaac C.
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Homemade R2D2 Astromech Droid Costume

Homemade R2D2 Astromech Droid Costume

Our son is pretty much obsessed with R2D2. So he had to be R2D2 for Halloween. We set about creating a Homemade R2D2 Astromech Droid Costume.

The base was a laundry tube with the bottom cut out of it, with a sheet, sewed into a tube, and then sewed on to the laundry tube to give us a surface to paint. Then a weird colander-like thing was purchased from the local Chinese trading company, and it all started to come together. The legs are made from polystyrene insulating foam cut to shape. The key here was that they had to be spray painted with an HVLP spraygun, since aerosols would eat the foam. Zip ties to hold it all together, free hand pin striping, some electronic lights and we had a versatile costume that pretty much destroyed any other costume we came across. Around 40 hours of work and $100 materials.

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Coolest R2D2 Costume 13

by Julia
(Reno, NV)

R2D2 Costume

R2D2 Costume

This R2D2 costume was a very simple, inexpensive costume to make, but it got really great reactions from everyone. We purchased a garbage can with a dome lid from Home Depot for the base of R2D2. We spray painted the lid silver, removed the flip opening (where trash would be thrown through), then screwed it to the base of the garbage can.

Next, we cut out the bottom of the can, then created arm holes on the sides for my son's arms. To finish, we embellished it with knobs, markers, and paper cut-outs to resemble R2D2. We used dense foam to create R2D2's legs, covered them with paper, and hot glued them to the body. To allow him to see out of his costume, we put screen in the facial opening.

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Coolest R2D2 Costume 15

by Colene

Homemade R2D2 Costume

Homemade R2D2 Costume

My little guy loved R2D2 but there were no costumes to buy and we really love to make our own. He and I used tape, a garbage can and a cat pan (he's going to get me back for that when he is a teen) and created a costume on a car dolly! He can walk, spin, and trick or treat feet up or down, we even had a bag inside for his treats, which he happily ate along the way. It was a lot of fun and we don't want to give the car dolly back to daddy!

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Impressed
by: Leia

This is AWESOME! I love it! We are also star wars fans and have run out of new ideas. This will definitely be one of our projects this year. THANKS

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Coolest Homemade Star Wars R2D2 Costume 21

by Kathleen S.
(Edison, NJ)

Homemade Star Wars R2D2 Costume

Homemade Star Wars R2D2 Costume

This Homemade Star Wars R2D2 Costume was built for my 6 year old son Bobby ( A diehard Star Wars Fan!)

The bottom is a garbage can, the dome is a fiber glassed punch balloon and the legs are fiber glassed cardboard forms. A lot of Bondo, Krylon, Craft Foam and Hot Glue was involved!

It was started in September and we finished installing R2's sounds and lights on 10/30.

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Best homemade costume ever!
by: Laura

Bobby looks awesome and Bailey adorable. Great creativity and execution. You have great talent. Best homemade costume I've seen in decades!

cool
by: ErricZ

That's AWEEEEESome!

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Coolest R2D2 Costume 11

by Cheryl
(Mogadore, Ohio, USA)

R2D2  Costume

R2D2 Costume

I made this R2D2 costume so that my 6 year old son, who has cerebral palsy, would be the coolest kid in elementary school for the parade.

I am pretty sure it worked. It is made of foam board and paper mache, and fits over him in his dynamic stander. It is a "Must See".

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Excellent!!!
by: Wilawen

I think this costume is just fantastic.

I have never seen costumes on sale that are aimed at wheelchair users which I think is a great shame.

Just because someone is disabled doesnt mean they can't join in the fun.

Love to see other costumes like this.

Wheelchair cpstumes. Well done
by: Linda

This had certainly given me ideas for an adult version for my wheelchair. Well done and thank you.

You must be fantastic parents.

best r2d2 ever!
by: Anonymous

Cutest costume EVER! Great job for your precious child!!

You Rock!
by: Katherine B

You're such cool parents! This gives all sorts of ideas about costumes that would only work for the wheel chair. Costumes that would let them rocket or hover past the other kids & leave them staring! Tell your son he is the coolest kid ever!

Will you be my mother?
by: Anonymous

BEST MOM EVER AWARD! YOU JUST WON IT!!

GO MOM N DAD!
by: Anonymous

I work with people that are in wheelchairs, and this is def the coolest! Thank You for sending all the right messages not only to your son, but the public at large! BTW.... will u make my next costume? lol

epic!
by: Anonymous

epic!

That's creative thinking, good job!
by: brucieo

I'm a mom of a 12 year old CP/wheelchair bound boy...and as they get older, just must get more creative....you opened my mind to a few new ideas...I was being pretty stumped :)

Cool!
by: Lyndsey

Another costume idea that would have a similar structure that would be really cute is OSCAR THE GROUCH!!! :)

Awesome
by: Anonymous

That's awesome! :D

glad I found this page
by: Anonymous

I met someone just today who has a 9 year old son in a wheel chair. We were talking about costumes. I hope I see her around soon so I can tell her about this idea. Simply brilliant and so cool.

WOW
by: Anonymous

Great costume! my son is 6 and has CP, too. He walks with a walker and we always end up incorporating it into the costume, too. Last year he was Mater and his walker was the tow truck. Keep up the great creativity!

Making of Costume
by: Brandy

How did you make this costume? I'm wanting to make this for my husband to wear to Comic Con. He has spina bifida. I think this would be a hit! Any instructions would be great!

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