Cardboard Box Robot Costume
I was browsing on Craigslist when I suddenly found a whole set of unused cardboard boxes that somebody was just trying to give away. My sister and I came up with the idea of cardboard box robots! We purchased several rolls of duct tape and also bought caution tape (which you can see a little bit of in the corner), and we hosted a cardboard box robot party!
The actual making of a cardboard box robot is not very intimidating; you essentially just do whatever strikes your fancy, with the basic idea of cutting holes for your legs, arms and head, and then you tape things together so you don't fall apart.
After the party, a few of us went door-to-door and performed Robot dance moves for amused neighbors.
The costumes remained in storage for a few months, and then my sister and I pulled them out again for Halloween.Reply: Great Costume Idea, But I Gotta Add My Two Bits
If you want to turn everyone into robots as they arrive to the party, you could opt for a robot box costume option and allow your guests to decorate their boxes to their liking. All you would need to do ahead of time is cut an opening in the top and make sure the bottoms are cut away or opened up so they slip over the head. You could have various glitters, stick-on jewels, various colored markers, buttons, etc.
Now that you have a few
inexpensive robot costume ideas, you might be wondering how you can turn your home into a robot atmosphere that R2D2 would be glad to call home. Here are a few ideas to help get you started:
Capitalizing on the cardboard box idea, one fun way to decorate barren corners or jazz up a table is to create robots out of boxes. This idea will work for all different sized boxes. Start by taping a box closed and spray paint the surface silver. After it dries, then paint on eyes, nose and a mouth that look robotic. You can then add some ears and a hat if you like, all of which could be large plastic lids that would protrude from the head. Lastly, adding various colored buttons or coloring in circles on the front of the box would work great for creating the robotic mechanism.
You could also create a tall robot by using various sized boxes that are stacked together. if you opt to go this route, be sure to tape the boxes together before painting so they all remain as one unit. You could then add some arms using silver poster board. Cut them out in a wrench-like shape and tape them to the sides of the box.
Create a garland of various robot and space ship pictures and hang it around the room to give it that out of this world look. You can also use the garland around windows, a fireplace mantel, doorways, etc.