When my son told me he wanted to be a robot for Halloween, I knew only a homemade costume would do. It was so much fun to make and most of the supplies I already had at home. This Homemade Robot Boy Costume was the hit of his school and all over town!
I used 2 cardboard boxes for the head and body. The arms and legs are dryer ducts. I printed out gauges and the control panel online then colored them with markers and paint. On the back of the costume I glued the inside parts of a toy laptop. The eyes and red light on the body are LED push lights that I covered with colored clear plastic.
I bought the voice changer at the Halloween store for $10.00. The ears are cardboard tubes with plastic caps that my husband found at his work, and the antenna is made of a paintbrush handle and a drawer pull knob thing. I painted the costume with chrome spray paint. The feet are 2 boxes that fit perfectly over his shoes.
It took me probably 10-12 hours to make, but seeing my son as excited as he was made it all worth it.
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Being a college student money is hard to come by. So when I found a large cardboard box, at work, around August I knew I had to turn it into a costume for the upcoming Halloween. Over the next month I glued and taped and cut an entire Homemade Robot Halloween Costume from this humble box. I had to spend money to get the tubing for the arms and legs and get some of the lights and speakers inside from the thrift store or dollar store.
When it was finally completed it was a walking party, including a strobe light and music, ready to show off at my college costume contest. I was unanimously voted first place and got my picture taken with the kids from the local preschool. No matter who I see, they all react in one of 3 ways. Either they ignore me, double take, or just scream robot and run up to me. For whatever reason a robot seems to be the universally accepted cool costume.
This is a Homemade Robot Costume I made for my son for his Halloween Parade at school. I used boxes for the body and painted them silver. I also used reflectors on the front and back to resemble lights. I printed pictures of various gauges and thermometers and glued to the body. I used dryer vent hose for the arms and legs. I also named the robot using my son's name and glued it to the back of the costume. I used 2 straws and painted them and glued to the top to resemble antennas.
This took me about 3 hours to make but it was well worth it. My son was so excited and his friends loved it. It was awesome and he won in his class for his costume.
The legs and arms of my homemade robot Halloween costume are made from dyer vinyl vents, painted silver. The shoes have been duct-taped. A voice changer is hidden inside so that it sounds like a robot. A blinking light top is really a nose from a clown costume and lights are taped inside the back of the head to make a glowing effect.
So, after a lot of silver paint and duct tape, voila, we have ourselves a really cool little robot costume!
Our two-year-old daughter requested to be a “fancy silver robot” for Halloween. Her cardboard box costume, reminiscent of robots her dad made as a child. The head is an ice cream bucket, with ranch dressing container ears, with sparkly pipecleaners.
Arms and legs are foil dryer vents. It also includes salvaged radio knobs, keypad, small fan, color-printed dials, lots of glow tape, battery powered Christmas lights, silver glitter glue. And silver holiday shoes! Here she is in her Homemade Silver Robot Halloween Costume.