This R2D2 costume was a very simple, inexpensive costume to make, but it got really great reactions from everyone. We purchased a garbage can with a dome lid from Home Depot for the base of R2D2. We spray painted the lid silver, removed the flip opening (where trash would be thrown through), then screwed it to the base of the garbage can.
Next, we cut out the bottom of the can, then created arm holes on the sides for my son’s arms. To finish, we embellished it with knobs, markers, and paper cut-outs to resemble R2D2. We used dense foam to create R2D2’s legs, covered them with paper, and hot glued them to the body. To allow him to see out of his costume, we put screen in the facial opening.