This costume was inspired by pictures of old vintage halloween pictures like this one. There is something so classic about a good robot. This robot costume is totally doable and took less than an hour with materials less than $15. The key to making this easy is finding the right sized boxes. All you have to do is cover in aluminum foil and you’re set. Click here for more photos and notes on how to make.
Materials Needed: Boxes, Tin Foil, Piping, Wire, Styrofoam ball (all from a hardware store) and some Felt.
Step 1: Get cardboard boxes that fit around the body and head then cut the face. Cover the boxes with tin foil.
Step 2: Cut the piping (you can use scissors!) to the size of the arms and legs. (We left them in one piece for the photo but to wear out they need to be cut in two pieces to add a joint.) For the legs cut the pipe open longways so that the pieces can be opened and wrapped around the legs. Be sure to fold back the ends of the pipe and line the ends with felt to make it more comfortable to wear.
Step 3: Glue on spring and attach styrofoam ball to the end.
Credits and our Talented Contributors:
Photography by Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day
“Materials” photograph by Paul Ferney
Art Directed by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Ashley Rose Kirschling
Crafting and Calligraphy by Julie Manwaring at Flourish & Whim
“Homemade Halloween” Type by Angela Hardison