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On CRAFT, Brookelynn writes:

I know a little girl who has wanted to be a robot for as long as she can remember- a dancing robot, to be precise. The best thing about being a kid is letting your imagination run wild. The best thing about being a grown-up is being able to make a child’s dreams come to life. Introducing the BoogieBot 5000, the best robot Halloween costume ever.

As part of our sponsored Krylon series, Brookelynn built this cute, simple box-based robot costume. You can see the full details of the build on Make: Projects. I love the faucet spigots for the ears and LED Throwies for instant electronic eyes.

Robot Halloween Costume (on Make: Projects)

 

Don’t Forget: We have an awesome Halloween Contest running now through Nov 8th (so you’ll have time to document it after this weekend). You should see the epic prize packages we’ve put together.

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. johngineer says:

    The paint can candy holder is a nice touch too.

  2. John Colt says:

    Totally missed this guide, but the spirit of Make/Craft definitely influenced our little robot for this Halloween!  Main difference is we cut the back out of the box completely and just used elastic straps on the arm holes to make it “wearable”.  Check it out:

    http://goo.gl/Cwvyu