My 3year old originally wanted to be a dinosaur, he loves dinosaurs but since we did a dragon 2 years ago and the fact that we live in Florida and it is still hot here, I didn't think it was a good idea. He loves to walk around and say "I am a robot." Thus, the Homemade Robot Kid Costume Idea.
I have seen great costumes on this website but thought that a "box" might be hard for him to move around in so I chose to use hard felt pieces that I spray painted silver, couldn't find Gray, only orange! I sewed the front and the sides together, cut out the neck area and arms. Then I went to work on the "mechanics" and cut out gears and gauges and hot glued those on to the "suit." My son didn't like how the felt felt against his skin so I sewed up strips of red material and stuffed them and then sewed them to the arms and neck. I then sewed the back on and cut down the back from the neck so he could fit in it.
I didn't know what I was going to use for the head piece but saw a cute robot winter hat that was crocheted and got my idea from there. Just took a gray hat that I bought at Target for $1 and made some google eyes, nose and mouth with some satellite ears and antenna. Bought red leggings, in the girls department at Target and figured we needed to do something about his feet so at the last minute I made little cover-ups for his shoes.
I thought the costume turned out cute and better than that it was a lot easier than previous costumes I have made!
My 3-year-old son said he wanted to be a robot for Halloween, so I knew I was going to have to make a homemade Robot kids Halloween costume.
Wastebasket body, dryer vent arms and legs, custom cardboard head, plastic cup ears, and LED battery-powered Xmas lights from Target, with white plastic leg caps from Home Depot glued on for a more light-bulby effect (I drilled holes in the body and popped the lights through, so the wiring stays inside. The top of the head is a chrome LED strobe light sold for use in jack-o-lanterns, with a red prescription bottle lid glued on top).
The robot legs were stitched onto a pair of denim shorts with a needle and thread so they would stay put. The one thing I would do differently is use a more rubbery glue for the white light caps, because they kept coming off.
The homemade Robot kids Halloween costume was a big hit in our neighborhood. Everybody loved it.
This Homemade Child Robot Costume is made for my son Louis for his 7th birthday and inspired by "the iron giant". It needed to have this "knight-out-of-space" impression. Two different types of silver material are used (tungsten and alloy). The material is glued to 20mm foam used for upholstery. The silver material is see-through and Louis can see through the mouth. The LED's and beeper work with two AA batteries sewn inside the costume. The beeper can be switched off with a toggle switch. Aircon vent pipe is used for the arms, stuck onto the black jersey with Velcro. The shoes are old shoes, sprayed “chrome”. To use foam instead of carton boxes to build the suit has the obvious advantage that it makes the suit much better to play in.
The Homemade Vintage Style Robot Costume is made from cardboard. Eyes are LED cylon/flashing bike safety lights ($1 each), dials/gauges are printed images from Google Images, warning labels made @ TXT2PIC.com, flashing antennae on top is a headband light "bobber" (6 for $1).
Also used a $3 MP3 player with built in speaker (obsolete JuiceBox by Mattel) to play 100 random sound effects. Silver paint is reflective for added safety (from dollar store too).