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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.
~ HAL

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

DIY: Robot Makeup Tutorials

Cyborg face painting tutorial:

Broken, beaten, battered and rusted robot makeup:

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Cool Robot Outfits

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Homemade robot costume:

WALL-E

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