This a Homemade Rockem Sockem Robots Costume. It is made out of cardboard and hot glue. It took two weeks to build both, about 10 hours a piece. I didn’t have any real plans to make the costume, I just downloaded a bunch of Rockem Sockem robot pictures from the internet and looked at them very carefully.
I would trace my arms and legs out on the cardboard and then draw the 2D part of the arms around the traced arm or leg. From there i would cut it out and hold it up to my body to sight fit it. I boxed the pieces in and held cardboard up against the boxed in pieces to form the complete piece.
The paint took a couple of coats. The gears are drawn on by marker. It won first place and I plan to go to a bar this weekend to try for $500.