When searching for Homemade Robot Costumes, I grew tired of only silver ones which mostly seem to be made out of tin foil. I was inspired by my son's robot room decorations from Target and my husband I decided to be robots (much to the delight of our kids). To make the costume, I cut the bottoms out of 2 large boxes and wrapped each in bright solid-colored wrapping paper (ours is from Target). Then, I used construction paper to make the control buttons and glued them on with a glue stick. I used heavy-duty tape to attach wide strips of fabric to the top so that the costume could be "worn" on our shoulders. The head was tricky to figure out...I cut a hole out of the bottom of a smaller box (wrapped it of course), and cut vertical slits along the back seam of the box, to create a "door" to slip over our heads easier. I think we used Velcro or something to fasten the door shut. The antennae are paper towel tubes and toy balls wrapped in wrapping paper. On the back, we wrote "Mom-bot 4.0" and "Dad-bot 4.0" (since we have 4 kids).
So, we have a COOL ROBOT to make, lets get the materials....
We got/bought :
* Box for the head - buy or ask local stores for free! * Box for the body - free * Two boxes for the feet (tissue box size) - free * Dryer vents * Silver spray paint * Grey thick tights or leggings * Two door stoppers/springs (for the ears) * Paper glue, double sided sticky tape, type you hang mirrors * Pictures of digital displays, pressure or speed gauge etc, we googled them and printed. * Bike lights (from the $1 store)
Spend an average $20-$25
We spray painted the boxes and stuck on the pictures. Stuck the lights on firmly as the ears. Cut the dryer vent to size. We put thick padded tape around as they were sharp. Put warm clothes on underneath, preferably gray...
And start getting dressed....
YAY... a cool life size robot, that walks and talks!
This Robot costume was a HUGE hit on Halloween. So many people stopped to take his photo and give him candy. My son said he felt like a movie star! :-D
My son wanted to be a robot for Halloween, so I looked on your sight to get a few idea's and went at it and made my own Homemade Riley Robot 9000 Costume.
I went to the store and got some boxes, used some sink drains for his eye's, some bowls for his ears, painted the boxes chrome, used dryer hose for his arms 'n leg's, made up some thing's on the computer (speedometer, gas gauge, equalizer, a caution sign, riley robot 9000). I also used a smiley push button light, and a flashing stop light, some tealight candle cups, and just used my imagination and went at it.
Hope you like the idea I came up with, we had a blast making it using things from around the house.
Once our 5 yr old son found out that his sister was making her costume with Dad he wanted to make one too. And since he is obsessed with robots of course that is what he wanted to be. They worked for several weeks on this robot costume.
It's made of boxes and duct tape and some junk parts & battery powered Christmas lights. Lincoln loves to do the robot dance and say "I am a robot" over and over while wearing it. He loves the costume so much he says that he wants to keep it as "decoration" in his room!
We made these Homemade Robot Costumes out of cardboard and duct tape. The body is just cardboard cut, molded and covered with duct tape, then decorated with colored tape on top. The heads are construction hard hats with cardboard and duct tape with a few LED flashlights for the eyes and for backlighting.
The final product also had glow necklaces between the body pieces to look like wiring.
I never thought making a costume would be this fun. My 4 yr old wanted to be a robot , so I granted him his wish. MATERIALS: 2 boxes, 2 soap bottle caps, 2 pipe cleaners, 2 reflectors, silver wrapping paper, dial printouts, glue, duct-tape. Some imagination voila! You're done. Wow that was fun!