DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME

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DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME

September 11th, 2017 September 6th, 2018

Halloween is next month and I am so excited to FINALLY share all the details of our DIY robot family costumes from last year. This was not an easy or quick DIY but it sure was a HUGE hit and my kids loved it so much. I still laugh when I look through these pictures, we definitely stood out ha ha. So if you’re looking to make just one Robot or a whole family I have some tips and instructions on how to get it done.

-Plastic Bowls, ramekins, and plastic tops from the dollar store

-Washers, metal pieces or other random tool scraps

-Black clothes for under the costume. I bought long johns, leggings etc.

DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME

First off I got this WHOLE idea from amazing robot costume. I saw and knew I had to make a whole family of them. I used almost all of his ideas but altered things to work for each person. Watching his video will help tremendously! ha ha so be sure to watch it this guy is a GENIUS.

First lets talk girl robot costume. I wanted her to look girly so I tried to give her some curves with her busty top piece and then her skirt. These two pieces were a lot of fun.

-To make the curved bust you will want to bend the cardboard along the grain of the cardboard. That way it is easy to bend and seamless. With the bust you want to make the front and back FIRST then shape the sides based on how you want the shape.

-The skirt was actually really easy! Just cut out one triangle like shape. Make sure the grain goes horizontal. Then bend the top about 3-4 inches . Make about 5 to 6 pieces taping on just ONE side so that they fold easily at the crease. If you tape both sides the fold wont be so moldable. Continue this until your skirt fits around you. Then add a couple extra pieces for velcro for the back.

–For the tube arms be sure to tape off the sharp edges after you cut them so they don’t cut you or who ever wears them!

DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME

Now onto the boy robot costume. They are all very similar to what just little things are changed to make each robot costume different looking. To be honest the diaper piece was the very hardest! With lots of trial and error I finally figured it out… you are going to want to make the diaper like the diagram below. Make the main piece with LONG extended sides. This gives you the freedom to mold it and make it work for any body. You could also use some underwear as a sort of guide to cut out some of the shape.

-REMEMBER its always better to cut things out bigger and adjust! So always oversize! Especially with the diaper, its easy to cut bigger curves or cut down the size so it fits.

The baby bot costume was super easy and very comfy and soft. I didn’t want to wrap my 3 month old in cardboard ha :)

-I used a giant piece of foam, cut arm holes, wrapped it in fabric and then added accessories around it to match the other robots. I then used extra tubbing for his legs. Make SURE you tape off the sharp edges of the tubing with duct tape so they don’t cut the baby, same for the adult costumes or other kids costume. The ends are sharp when you cut them.-To secure it in the back I punctured small holes in the foam and used thin pieces of fabric as string and tied it shut in the back. That way it stayed shut, held in place and was easy to take off.

Now onto the fun part! All the decorations!

DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME

-I used the foil tape to add some fun addition to the costume. Tape it along creases, on sides or just for decoration. You can see I added tiny strips for my eyelashes etc.

-Take your thumb tacks, cut off the tack part with some heavy duty wire cutters. Then glue those on so they look like “screws” along the foil tape.

-Spray paint all the bowls, cups and plastic lids . Then hot glue all those onto the “hinge” areas.

-Use any washers or other little metal pieces you have laying around for eye brows, dials, buttons and fun accessories on your robots body.

-For the clocks I use paper and with a sharpie drew some details and glued them on.

DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME

-Lastly for the led light box on the kids. I bought some battery operated led lights. Took a old jewelry box taped it with the foil tape, drilled tiny holes in the box then stuck the led lights through each hole. Then glue onto the robot. Make sure you cut a hole so that you can turn on the lights from the inside of the costume BEFORE you glue.

-I cut out a huge step from the video and made sure that all my cardboard pieces had all the writing from the boxes on the INSIDE so that the outside was plain. That way you can paint straight onto the cardboard and not have to cover it in posterboard

-Make sure you add the screen for the eyes and mouth AFTER you paint.

-Don’t add too many layers of screen to the eyes and mouth. In the daylight you can see ok but at night if the screen is too thick it gets difficult.

-For the lower leg pieces we added some foam on the inside so they stayed put.

DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME

These robot costumes are not so cut and dry because every body type is different but the best part is its cardboard and you can add mold or change up pieces! My kids seriously LOVED their costumes so so much and got extra candy because people loved it too

Let me know if you have any questions and I will try to help!

Don’t forget to check out our past DIY Halloween Costumes from previous years :)

These adorable pictures and sketches were done by the fabulous !!

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DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME

6 thoughts on “DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME”

You’re so talented with costumes, they look amazing!

Awe thanks Michelle!! ha ha we love Halloween a little too much

Thanks Paige!!! ha ha it wasn’t easy but it was so fun to wear on Halloween :)

Great post! Have nice day ! :) 4a46i

DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME

Hi! I’m attempting a robot of my own this year and I was wondering if you where able to or tried to paint over duct tape.

These are great costumes. I’m in awe.

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DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME

September 11th, 2017 September 6th, 2018

Halloween is next month and I am so excited to FINALLY share all the details of our DIY robot family costumes from last year. This was not an easy or quick DIY but it sure was a HUGE hit and my kids loved it so much. I still laugh when I look through these pictures, we definitely stood out ha ha. So if you’re looking to make just one Robot or a whole family I have some tips and instructions on how to get it done.

-Plastic Bowls, ramekins, and plastic tops from the dollar store

-Washers, metal pieces or other random tool scraps

-Black clothes for under the costume. I bought long johns, leggings etc.

DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME

First off I got this WHOLE idea from amazing robot costume. I saw and knew I had to make a whole family of them. I used almost all of his ideas but altered things to work for each person. Watching his video will help tremendously! ha ha so be sure to watch it this guy is a GENIUS.

First lets talk girl robot costume. I wanted her to look girly so I tried to give her some curves with her busty top piece and then her skirt. These two pieces were a lot of fun.

-To make the curved bust you will want to bend the cardboard along the grain of the cardboard. That way it is easy to bend and seamless. With the bust you want to make the front and back FIRST then shape the sides based on how you want the shape.

-The skirt was actually really easy! Just cut out one triangle like shape. Make sure the grain goes horizontal. Then bend the top about 3-4 inches . Make about 5 to 6 pieces taping on just ONE side so that they fold easily at the crease. If you tape both sides the fold wont be so moldable. Continue this until your skirt fits around you. Then add a couple extra pieces for velcro for the back.

–For the tube arms be sure to tape off the sharp edges after you cut them so they don’t cut you or who ever wears them!

DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME

Now onto the boy robot costume. They are all very similar to what just little things are changed to make each robot costume different looking. To be honest the diaper piece was the very hardest! With lots of trial and error I finally figured it out… you are going to want to make the diaper like the diagram below. Make the main piece with LONG extended sides. This gives you the freedom to mold it and make it work for any body. You could also use some underwear as a sort of guide to cut out some of the shape.

-REMEMBER its always better to cut things out bigger and adjust! So always oversize! Especially with the diaper, its easy to cut bigger curves or cut down the size so it fits.

The baby bot costume was super easy and very comfy and soft. I didn’t want to wrap my 3 month old in cardboard ha :)

-I used a giant piece of foam, cut arm holes, wrapped it in fabric and then added accessories around it to match the other robots. I then used extra tubbing for his legs. Make SURE you tape off the sharp edges of the tubing with duct tape so they don’t cut the baby, same for the adult costumes or other kids costume. The ends are sharp when you cut them.-To secure it in the back I punctured small holes in the foam and used thin pieces of fabric as string and tied it shut in the back. That way it stayed shut, held in place and was easy to take off.

Now onto the fun part! All the decorations!

DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME

-I used the foil tape to add some fun addition to the costume. Tape it along creases, on sides or just for decoration. You can see I added tiny strips for my eyelashes etc.

-Take your thumb tacks, cut off the tack part with some heavy duty wire cutters. Then glue those on so they look like “screws” along the foil tape.

-Spray paint all the bowls, cups and plastic lids . Then hot glue all those onto the “hinge” areas.

-Use any washers or other little metal pieces you have laying around for eye brows, dials, buttons and fun accessories on your robots body.

-For the clocks I use paper and with a sharpie drew some details and glued them on.

DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME

-Lastly for the led light box on the kids. I bought some battery operated led lights. Took a old jewelry box taped it with the foil tape, drilled tiny holes in the box then stuck the led lights through each hole. Then glue onto the robot. Make sure you cut a hole so that you can turn on the lights from the inside of the costume BEFORE you glue.

-I cut out a huge step from the video and made sure that all my cardboard pieces had all the writing from the boxes on the INSIDE so that the outside was plain. That way you can paint straight onto the cardboard and not have to cover it in posterboard

-Make sure you add the screen for the eyes and mouth AFTER you paint.

-Don’t add too many layers of screen to the eyes and mouth. In the daylight you can see ok but at night if the screen is too thick it gets difficult.

-For the lower leg pieces we added some foam on the inside so they stayed put.

DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME

These robot costumes are not so cut and dry because every body type is different but the best part is its cardboard and you can add mold or change up pieces! My kids seriously LOVED their costumes so so much and got extra candy because people loved it too

Let me know if you have any questions and I will try to help!

Don’t forget to check out our past DIY Halloween Costumes from previous years :)

These adorable pictures and sketches were done by the fabulous !!

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DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME

6 thoughts on “DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME”

You’re so talented with costumes, they look amazing!

Awe thanks Michelle!! ha ha we love Halloween a little too much

Thanks Paige!!! ha ha it wasn’t easy but it was so fun to wear on Halloween :)

Great post! Have nice day ! :) 4a46i

DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME

Hi! I’m attempting a robot of my own this year and I was wondering if you where able to or tried to paint over duct tape.

These are great costumes. I’m in awe.

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ALL RIGHTS RESERVED TELL LOVE AND PARTY 2017 - Site Design by | Site Developed by lis.im

DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME

September 11th, 2017 September 6th, 2018

Halloween is next month and I am so excited to FINALLY share all the details of our DIY robot family costumes from last year. This was not an easy or quick DIY but it sure was a HUGE hit and my kids loved it so much. I still laugh when I look through these pictures, we definitely stood out ha ha. So if you’re looking to make just one Robot or a whole family I have some tips and instructions on how to get it done.

-Plastic Bowls, ramekins, and plastic tops from the dollar store

-Washers, metal pieces or other random tool scraps

-Black clothes for under the costume. I bought long johns, leggings etc.

DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME

First off I got this WHOLE idea from amazing robot costume. I saw and knew I had to make a whole family of them. I used almost all of his ideas but altered things to work for each person. Watching his video will help tremendously! ha ha so be sure to watch it this guy is a GENIUS.

First lets talk girl robot costume. I wanted her to look girly so I tried to give her some curves with her busty top piece and then her skirt. These two pieces were a lot of fun.

-To make the curved bust you will want to bend the cardboard along the grain of the cardboard. That way it is easy to bend and seamless. With the bust you want to make the front and back FIRST then shape the sides based on how you want the shape.

-The skirt was actually really easy! Just cut out one triangle like shape. Make sure the grain goes horizontal. Then bend the top about 3-4 inches . Make about 5 to 6 pieces taping on just ONE side so that they fold easily at the crease. If you tape both sides the fold wont be so moldable. Continue this until your skirt fits around you. Then add a couple extra pieces for velcro for the back.

–For the tube arms be sure to tape off the sharp edges after you cut them so they don’t cut you or who ever wears them!

DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME

Now onto the boy robot costume. They are all very similar to what just little things are changed to make each robot costume different looking. To be honest the diaper piece was the very hardest! With lots of trial and error I finally figured it out… you are going to want to make the diaper like the diagram below. Make the main piece with LONG extended sides. This gives you the freedom to mold it and make it work for any body. You could also use some underwear as a sort of guide to cut out some of the shape.

-REMEMBER its always better to cut things out bigger and adjust! So always oversize! Especially with the diaper, its easy to cut bigger curves or cut down the size so it fits.

The baby bot costume was super easy and very comfy and soft. I didn’t want to wrap my 3 month old in cardboard ha :)

-I used a giant piece of foam, cut arm holes, wrapped it in fabric and then added accessories around it to match the other robots. I then used extra tubbing for his legs. Make SURE you tape off the sharp edges of the tubing with duct tape so they don’t cut the baby, same for the adult costumes or other kids costume. The ends are sharp when you cut them.-To secure it in the back I punctured small holes in the foam and used thin pieces of fabric as string and tied it shut in the back. That way it stayed shut, held in place and was easy to take off.

Now onto the fun part! All the decorations!

DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME

-I used the foil tape to add some fun addition to the costume. Tape it along creases, on sides or just for decoration. You can see I added tiny strips for my eyelashes etc.

-Take your thumb tacks, cut off the tack part with some heavy duty wire cutters. Then glue those on so they look like “screws” along the foil tape.

-Spray paint all the bowls, cups and plastic lids . Then hot glue all those onto the “hinge” areas.

-Use any washers or other little metal pieces you have laying around for eye brows, dials, buttons and fun accessories on your robots body.

-For the clocks I use paper and with a sharpie drew some details and glued them on.

DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME

-Lastly for the led light box on the kids. I bought some battery operated led lights. Took a old jewelry box taped it with the foil tape, drilled tiny holes in the box then stuck the led lights through each hole. Then glue onto the robot. Make sure you cut a hole so that you can turn on the lights from the inside of the costume BEFORE you glue.

-I cut out a huge step from the video and made sure that all my cardboard pieces had all the writing from the boxes on the INSIDE so that the outside was plain. That way you can paint straight onto the cardboard and not have to cover it in posterboard

-Make sure you add the screen for the eyes and mouth AFTER you paint.

-Don’t add too many layers of screen to the eyes and mouth. In the daylight you can see ok but at night if the screen is too thick it gets difficult.

-For the lower leg pieces we added some foam on the inside so they stayed put.

DIY ROBOT FAMILY COSTUME

These robot costumes are not so cut and dry because every body type is different but the best part is its cardboard and you can add mold or change up pieces! My kids seriously LOVED their costumes so so much and got extra candy because people loved it too

Let me know if you have any questions and I will try to help!

Don’t forget to check out our past DIY Halloween Costumes from previous years :)

These adorable pictures and sketches were done by the fabulous !!

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