How-To: Make a BoogieBot Robot Costume

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

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By Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

4025 Articles

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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.