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Retro Robot Costume

Dress to impress with this retro costume that includes a robot headpiece, top and pants!

You have lots of choices when it comes to dressing up as a robot.

Think about the popular Robots movie from 2005 starring Robin Williams and Ewan McGregor for character inspiration. Some of the popular characters from Robot City include: Rodney Copperbottom, Fender, Cappy, Bigweld, Ratchet, Wonderbot, Piper Pinwheeler and Crank Casey.

Some other robot characters you might want to consider:

  • Ash from Alien
  • HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • R2-D2 and C-3PO from Star Wars
  • The Terminator from The Terminator
  • ED-209 from RoboCop
  • David 8 from Prometheus
  • Sonny from I, Robot
  • Andrew from The Bicentennial Man
  • Wall-E
  • Rose the maid from The Jetsons
  • Mr. Roboto from Kilroy Was Here by Styx
  • Robot from Lost in Space
  • The Sentinels from The Matrix
  • Fembot from the Austin Powers movies
  • Bender from Futurama
  • Transformers
  • Twiki from Buck Roger's in the 25th Century
  • Vicki from Small Wonders
  • Cyclons from Battlestar Galactica
  • Rock'em Sock'em Robots

I'm afraid. I'm afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I', a…fraid. Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a HAL 9000 computer. I became operational at the H.A.L. plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January 1992. My instructor was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song. If you'd like to hear it, I can sing it for you.

Let your imagine run wild and create your own costume and makeup or borrow from your favorite movie, television, book or musical robot.

Robot costume requirements:

  • Traditional robots are mechanical in nature
  • Cyborgs and Androids have computer/mechanical parts on the inside, but look human on the outside
  • For makeup you'll want to stick with shimmery silver and gold palettes

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