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« on: October 27, 2011 06:59:58 PM »

My son wanted to be a robot this year, and being a big fan of home made Halloween costumes, I took the challenge, and tried to make him the most awesome robot costume I could out of materials I had laying around the house.

I used cardboard boxes, aluminum foil, ping pong balls, our old dryer hose, 2 old phone modems, some old screen, a round vent cover that my husband had in his work shop, bottle caps, the antenna off of an old remote toy that doesn't work anymore, some battery operated lights I had in my crafts drawer, and printed pictures I got off the net and laminated with contact paper.

The head and body

I made the head a flip-top, so that he could take a breather

Close up of the front panel

The stickers on the back

With the lights on in the dark

And on my son, who is totally in love with it

I also found a voice changing box that I had in my Halloween stash from about 10 years ago, so I stuck that in there too. Here is a 5 second clip of him saying Trick or Treat in his robot voice:

Tomorrow I'll be finishing a train costume for my other son, so I'll be posting that too! Thanks for looking!

« Last Edit: October 27, 2011 07:25:30 PM by sonicsink » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2011 07:04:03 PM »

HOLY MOLY!  Homemade costumes are THE BEST!  I love how his eyes light up!  Lucky son!
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2011 09:15:35 PM »

This is made me giddy, I have always wanted to be a robot for halloween. Awesome job thank you for sharing. Grin
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2011 10:57:46 PM »

Love it! I keep wanting to do a robot costume but logistics like how to drive and stuff like that keeps getting in the way. Anyway, seriously, awesome!

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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2011 09:18:10 AM »

This is totally awesome - what a great mom you are!!!  Your son looks fantastic!  Does he have a school parade coming up?  I'll bet he'll be the favorite of lots on Halloween!  Wow - just WOW!   Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2011 01:18:57 PM »

That is AMAZING! I love all the details, like the caution stickers. AND IT LIGHTS UP!
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