When my son came to me and said: "mom, I wanna be a cool robot this year", I knew it had to be good. We had a lot of fun making this Robot costume.
Michael and I went to countless stores searching for things to use for our robot. We found a steamer and silver hair net at a small Asian store in the mall. We found vent tubes, foil tape and several other items that I have no idea what they are for. We found a gadget at Sears department store.
We borrowed the battery from dad's drill to power the lights. The lights on the side of his head and stomach were push lights. LED lights, found at Walmart, were placed around his arms and neck. We used silver tacks and washers to make bolts.
We bought a big ball from REI because we wanted to use the box it came in for the head. Michael wanted a mean robot so we used an old stretch see-through top to cover the front of the head. We used the foil tape to make the face. We decided to use Velcro for attaching the fabric, so we could remove it if we needed to for trick or treating.
Michael loved his costume and had a lot of fun being a robot this year. The attention he got this year was huge!
I chose to be a wind-up toy robot. This homemade wind up toy robot costume is mostly duct-tape and spray paint.
I purchased a boots and short dress from good-will to cover with duct-tape. I taped on a small toy shield to my stomach and flexible neon cones on my chest. My ears are covered with solo cup ends attached to a headband. I also cut out a key from foam-board and with duct-tape, attached it to a belt. The total costume used about ¾ a roll of the tape and 3 cans of spray paint.
The fabric absorbed a lot of the paint, which was difficult, and the duct-tape began to flake off paint every time it flexed (I left copper flecks everywhere)... Had I chosen to be a gold or silver robot, it would have been SO much easier, but copper is my favorite.
The makeup was difficult too because of my choice of copper. I could not find copper body paint anywhere, online or in town. I used orange and silver mixed together and finished everything off with gold hair spray, bonus it helped keep the makeup from coming off.
Comments for Coolest Homemade Wind Up Toy Robot Costume 45
For this homemade robot costume I used 2 boxes (one for his head and one for the body) spray painted silver and reinforced the corners w/ duct tape. Hot Glue (to glue the boxes and buttons and CD's). CD's (for eyes and gauges) Glued on buttons painted silver (for the bolts) and glued to the front wherever you would like 2 Tins w/ lids (I got at Walmart), tins are for ears and the clear lid I spray painted yellow and glued to the top.
Dryer vent for arms and legs (cut to fit). 2 shoe boxes painted silver (for feet)- (cut holes large enough to get shoes through the opening, and I printed colored gauges online and pasted them on). I cut a mouth so he could see using a razor blade. Cut holes for his arms. Black gloves
He won 1st place at 2 different contests! He loved this homemade robot costume. In all I think my total was $10. A huge hit!