I liked the idea of being a slot machine but I wanted something that would actually work.  I made the box out of insulation board which I then covered in aluminum shelving paper from Lowes.  I ordered actual slot machine reel pictures from eBay which I put on plastic cylinders I found.  The wheels spun on a metal rod.  I also found refurbished slot machine buttons on eBay as well.  I used lights behind the pictures to make it appear that they were glowing.  I made the handle out of PVC and a red ball.  I kept the box even on my shoulders by using suspenders.  I used small portable speakers to play the slot machine music when people hit the buttons.

I printed out the graphics on transparent sticker paper to it would blend into the ‘box’ part of the costume.

 

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