How to Make a Robot Costume. A robot costume is a great idea for Halloween. Your child will love it and you will love how easy it is to make. With a cardboard box, an old football helmet, dryer vent hose and battery operated mini lights, the transformation is complete. Use the following steps to get started.
Things You'll Need
- Cardboard box
- Old football helmet
- Coat hanger wire
- Wooden beads
- Silver dryer vent hose
- Glue gun
- Glue sticks
- Duct tape
- Black permanent marker
- Black acrylic paint
- 3 Battery operated mini lights
Select a cardboard box large enough to cover your child's torso from the neck to just below the hips. Remove the bottom completely and cut a hole in the top large enough for the head to fit through. Cut a hole on each side for the arms using the diameter of the dryer vent hose as a guide.
Make the robot antennas for the costume by cutting two pieces of coat hanger wire 6 inches long. Fill the holes of four wooden beads with hot glue. Attach a bead to each end of the two wires.
Coat the outside of the box with silver spray paint and let dry completely. Do the same with the old football helmet and both antennas.
Cut the dryer vent hose into appropriate lengths for your child's arms. Insert each one about 1/4-inch into the box and attach with wire. Reinforce on the inside of the openings with duct tape.
Draw gauges on the front of the box with a black permanent marker or acrylic paint. Install batteries in the mini lights and attach to the front with hot glue.
Hot glue both antennas to the top of the football helmet.
Dress your child in sweat pants and a T-shirt. Place the box over his body and the helmet on his head. Turn the battery operated lights on and your robot costume is complete.
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