Thursday, January 20, 2011
Caille's Robot Costume
My amazing brilliant perfect and adorable grandson Caille turns four this week (I think it's this week, or maybe next, but sometime this month because I remember it was cold outside when he was born). Anyway, he and I are best buddies and he loves science stuff and pretending so I made him an everyday costume that he can wear whenever he wants. This is a Transformer/Robot play set.
The yellow part is the plastic molded packaging that came around the Bose speakers my husband got me for Christmas. I just cut them apart and spray painted them yellow. Then I glued them to the pellon and wrapped the fabric around the edges to keep them from tearing and give a firm base to glue it to the body.
The blue and red coils are from the office supply place and are just the plastic/wire spirals for bound documents. The plastic tubing was some oxygen tubing I got at the thrift store and the gold buttons were just plastic buttons that I clipped the back loop from and hot glued to the yellow parts. the little knobs are electrical connectors from the garage and I just cut a tiny hole in a piece of the silver foil and poked the connectors through and glued them from the back. They look like toggle switches and dials for his robotic movements.
The holsters are just that sparkly glitter foam glued to some more pellon and looped around the side and front of the costume and hot glued in place. The gun and game control were from the thrift store and made cool weapons to fit in the holsters.
I flared the shoulders to give him the impression of armour. It looks pretty manly.
The back is just some more of the molded plastic with some of the binder coils tucked into holes and glued in place and then I cut off the electrical connections from the game control and tucked the wires into holes in the yellow base and hot glued them from behind before glueing the whole thing onto the body.
It should be pretty easy for him to get in and out of and if it holds up well will fit him till he's a teenager. If he wants a new one I know someone who knows how to make them. I hope he wears it out and has lots of fun being a super smart robot/transformer guy.
I spent almost $20.00 on the whole kit and kaboodle and it took me about three or four hrs. to complete. I'm busting proud of it. I hope he loves it.
Posted by Insana D at 10:52 AM