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Robot Boys and Tiger Mom Costume

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Robot Boys and Tiger Mom Costume

Robot Boys and Tiger Mom Costume

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Costume type:  Costumes for Families
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for families entered our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Neena, the 'Robot Boys and Tiger Mom' costume creator:

This year my boys went as robots.
Bentley the oldest his cotume was made as follows:
The head was made from a Goldfish cracker box that was single servings. Left over from a Soccer game. As well as a Crakling Oat Bran box that was empty. They were cut and taped together with Duct tape. Then spray painted silver. I then took the colored duct tape around it to trim in color. Then added finger lights to the top flap for eyes. I put part of an old matress pad in the inside to make it fit better and to be more comfortable. Then added glow sticks to make antennas.
The body was made from an empty Huggies Diaper box and a Minion drinking cup box cut and hot glued together. I spray painted it silver after cutting holes for the body arms and head. I then trimmed it in red duct tape. I added dryer vents for arms to the box so they would stay together. Then added reflectors for a button like look. I added an old string of Christmas lights to the front to give him a robot look. Then printed gauges and warning signs to Mod Podge them to it. I put part of an old Computer on the front to make it look more electronic. Then used some old puff paint to make it look like wires running from the computer parts. I put an old light switch in the back and added tags to say on and off. Also the back has an old omputer part as well. With puff paint wires running from it. Then I added some grey gloves. I sewed dryer vents to a pair of old shorts and he wore his cowboy boots for shoes.

My youngest Blake his was made as follows:
I took an old matress pad and flipped it inside out. Hot glued it up the back. I added a stretchy silveer material to make it shiny. I made his soft because he would still want picked up or would have to sit in the wagon. I then added some left over Velcro from last years costume to help aid in holding the seam in the back together. I added Old Christmas lights to the front to make him look electrinic. I then added reflectors to give a button like look. I printed gauges and warning labels and Mod Podged them on. I then added a computer part to the back and painted little wire like strands. I added an on and off switch with labels for on and off. I sewed dryer vents to a pair of his old sweat pants. Since he didn't like the feel of the wire. I took and old beanie and used it as a pattern to make the silver one. I glued it then sewed it flipped it inside out and added a reflector and a finger light for an eye, and a few pipe cleaners for antennas. I took an old t-shirt and added silver sleeves to it and painted stripes on them with glow in the dark paint. He wore his cowboy boots as well.

I was a tiger even though I was going to go as a mad scientist to go with the theme. My kids liked the way I did my face for work so they wanted me to stay a tiger. I just wore a headband for ears and a tail with furry paws and black clothes because I didn't decide what to be until later or I would have added stripes to my clothes.
Our costumes got lots of attention every where we went. Even people asking us for photos. Makes my heart happy that I can bring to life something that my kids really want to be and it can be one of a kind.

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