The robot. Always friendly, there to help, and probably one of the most favorite go-to costumes throughout the years. Growing up, we had the tin-foil versions but nowadays things are getting pretty sophisticated. Just one check into instructables.com and you’ve got some pretty complicated and epic ideas. Here we’ve collected a few, some super-amazing, some inter-active, other’s easy to make. Take your pick, they are all inspiring!
Let’s take a look!
Heavy Metal Version
These costumes are made using real metal (the maker works in a metal shop), but the metal could easily be replaced using cardboard.
Click here for the how-to from onebrokeneck on instructables.com.
This rather sophisticated Optimus Prime (leader of the Autobots, I'm told) costume is certain to turn a few heads.
Click here for the how-to by dannyeurena on instructables.com.
Star Wars Imperial Walker
Power Loader Costume from Aliens
Makedo Robot Costume
This costume is along the more traditional lines that we're used to. Use materials like foil trays and bottle caps for decoration, and think up some fun robot noises when you are building.
Click here for the how-to from the folks at Makedo via instructables.com
Using foil, cardboard and piping, this classic robot can be made within less than an hour.
Get the how-to from Oh Happy Day!
Transformers Soundwave Costume
It's always rather hilarious when a robot malfunctions and this one comes with a handy dandy candy upload. Also pretty technical, but impressive.
Click here for the how-to by JMM1967 on instructables.com.
A Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Halloween
Knock 'em off their socks with this pair of robots from games gone by.
Click here for the how-to at by Tami Webb via Instructables.
Lego Darth Vader!
Interactive Vintage Robot
Maybe one of the coolest, this interactive vintage robot costume is fun, colorful, interactive and unique!
Click here for the how-to by seanmichaelhunt on Instructables.
Take the cliche cardboard robot and really bring the PARTY!!! This Partybot has tunes included!
Click here for the how-to by Unihorn via Instructables.
Not necessarily a robot (actually a man in a suit), but robot-inspired just the same!
Click here for the how-to by sekkei on Instructables.
Do it Yourself Tron Costume
A step-by-step tutorial on making this glowy Tron Costume using EL wire.
Click here for the how-to by ezelwire on Instructables.
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