How to make a robot costume

Make a cool costume with these three simple steps

By Sadiya Dendar

How to make a robot costume Photo: Roberto Caruso

Whether you're looking for a costume-party outfit, dressing up for Halloween or hosting a robot-themed birthday party for the kids, follow our easy instructions for a cool costume idea.

Step 1: For the coolest droid ever, R2D2, cut the lid off a collapsible mesh fabric laundry hamper. Flip it over and cut a hole in the bottom for the head, then cut holes on each side of the body for arms.

Step 2: Use duct tape and markers to design a robot’s head on a large mixing bowl. Attach it to a bike helmet with the tape or self-adhesive Velcro. (See image, below.)

Step 3: Use blue, silver and black tape, foam shapes and markers to create gears and gadgets on your robot’s body. Use one red circle for his “mood light” and you’re set.

How to make a robot costume  

Want to throw a robot-themed birthday party for your child? Click here to find out how.

This article was originally published on Feb 22, 2012

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