This super high-tech chickie robot is the brain child of my cousin, Mel, and I. She needed a quick costume for a Halloween party so called on me to help her create a "cool Robot". Working for a tech firm has its advantages. I went to one of my techs and asked him for some old computer parts and we were ready to go.
Mel came to my house with the box cut and spray painted and it was up to me to put the rest together.
The bottom left corner is Robota's temperature guage. Right now she is Super Hot, in the cool sense, but one more bar and she will be Explosive Hot... and that is NOT good - see the Warning above the temp? No one is sure what will happen, but you don't want to be there if it does!
(This is the real Mel. We have been friends since I was six months old and she came out of her mom's belly!)
The "rivets" were added with a paint marker and all the computer parts were hot glued on. A blank CD was broken in half (not quite the way we expected it to... be careful if you try this!) and then inserted into slits to form the fun, irridescent ears. The antenna is a spiral binding wire with two beautiful silver bows. And the best part of the costume? LED flashing lights above the main circuit board in the front and on the top of her head. The lights were once snowflakes that stick to the window that we picked up at the Dollar Store. We took off the snowflakes and suction cups and poked them through holes in the box.
And I can't forget her charging source. Robota needs to plug in to juice up, and here is how she does it:
Mel was going to get some heating duct work for her arms and legs, but she already has a bit of trouble seeing where she is going, so black shirt and pants will complete the outfit... and in this picture she is wearing my lovely gardening gloves, but will soon be picking up some pink dish gloves.
We had a BLAST putting this costume together. Super easy, cheap and fun.
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