My son wanted to be a robot for Halloween. So my husband and son began creating their masterpiece. They decided to make the Robot Costume from duct tape, cardboard boxes, dryer duct, insulated bubble wrap, and accented with reflectors and lights.
They started with the body by laying duct tape in strips and laying a top layer so that the sticky sides touched. Short sleeves were created so that the dryer duct could be attached to those. They added a small wooden panel in the front that was painted silver and drilled small holes to add a string of battery operated christmas lights for a working light panel. They also used wood caps painted black to add additional buttons to the panel. Reflectors were also used to add some more appeal and be useful for trick or treating being visible to vehicles.
The legs were created with the insulated bubble wrap taped to a pair of old sweat pants, leaving a split layer so that is was easier to bend the knee to walk. Reflectors and duct tape were added for interest as well.
The feet were boxes over his shoes. The hands were rubber gloves (they spray painted them but that did not stick). The head was a cardboard box with the covers to our under cabinet touch lights as the eye holes, bolts creating the mouth, and a lawn sprinkler added on top wrapped with colored duct tape.
They had a blast making the costume and everyone that sees it LOVES it!
My daughter insisted on a Homemade Girl Robot Costume for Halloween. My husband cut out a storage bin and spray painted it metallic gray. We used dryer hosing for the arms and attached them with a hot glue gun. I then used Xmas ornaments from the dollar bin from Target, tea light candles holders, buttons and paper from my scrapbooking supplies to decorate it. I outlined the letters with a black sharpie to make them stand out more.
I also used rhinestones to outline the dial on the front of the costume. The helmet is made from a milk carton that was cut out and attached to an old baseball cap. It was also spray painted metallic gray. I used wooden dowels and attached Xmas ornaments at ends of each one for antennas.
I also used a pipe cleaner to accessorize the antenna like a "wave of electricity" Bike reflectors were also used. We Velcrod the top of the storage container to keep it shut after it was cut out. Also she wore gray sparkly tights and silver sparkly shoes.
My daughter loved the costume and won 1st place in two different costume contests.
This BroBot Costume is a mix between a Lax Bro and a Robot, called the Brobot 3000. There is a lacrosse stick, backwards hat, flip flops, khaki shorts, and a polo with some shades for the Lax Bro part of the costume. For the Robot part, a cardboard box is cut to make the robot body, it's painted silver, and some electronics are glued on. Also, dryer vent hoses are used as arm sleeves. BAM! Brobot 3000!