My plan was to go as a dice but when I picked out my box it was rectangle and not square so I had to rethink my costume. That is how I came up with the Homemade Robot Halloween Costume idea. My husband is an electrician so some of it was what we had laying around.
The first box – the head: I spray painted it black. Then used a glue gun and secured two vegetable cans on the side. I cut a hole in the top and stuffed left over wire out of. The eyes are 2 CD’s. The mouth is an electrical outlet.
The second box- the body: I spray painted silver. I cut 2 holes in the side for the arms. I hot glue gunned a few items on it, some examples were different colors of pill bottles. The black knobs were cheap tea light candles and I just flipped them over and painted them black. We had an old fridge that the label had fallen off that said Kenmore.
I used two dryer vents for the arms, though my arms did not fit all the way down inside them so I had to just hang the gloves off the ends. For an even better effect I dragged an extension cord behind me. I had a voice changing machine that made it sound robotic, and I used a light that goes inside a pumpkin turned it on and hot glue gunned it on the back for more lights.
by Jonathan B. / Deacon Strukt
(Haughton, LA, USA)
Homemade Robot Costume
So, I initially created this Homemade Robot Costume to use at shows and what not. However, a costume party offering 1000 bucks soon allowed me the ability to recoup my fundage on the thing. It won. My friend Ashton from "Out the Box" took it up there for me while I was at a show in Nacogdoches with my band "Rhyme University" (You can find more pics of the robot and info on the band here...
Anyways, that's the little story thus far. The project was about 150 bucks total and had materials from Lowes and Walmart. It is comprised of primarily PVC pipe, garden soaker hoses, electrical flex conduit, floor mats, buckets, football pads, paper and tape, a little kids play mask and a bicycle helmet. The lights are from Walmart and were just a snap on thing. It all sounds simple I suppose, and I guess it was. All in good fun!
This is the best Homemade Voice Modulated Robot Halloween Costume ever! My husband made this costume for my 6 year old son. He took apart my son's Tranformer's voice-changer toy helmet, so that he can talk like a real robot. The very top of the robot (the "antenna") was a baby food bowl and bubble wand spray painted silver.
A giant cardboard box was covered with tin foil. Then some old electronics equipment was taken apart and attached to the front for the "control" panel. A hole with a flap was cut out and is where the candy can be "deposited" as the Robot says "trick ro treat". The arms were made with dryer venting tubes. He put blue, see-through plastic film (with slits so he can breathe)attached to a piece of an old satellite dish (the pointy thing that sticks out from an old satellite dish).
All the kids that have seen this so far think that it is the "coolest" Robot they have ever seen!
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