This post is sponsored by Amazon all ideas and opinions are, however, my own.
It’s almost Halloween so it’s time to start thinking about Halloween costumes! Being a cosplayer, we take costumes very seriously in our house, and this year is no different! I wanted to make something unique for my daughter that she would have fun wearing, so when I thought of making a costume based on one of our favorite video games characters, I knew it would be perfect!
You can make your own Robot Bunny Girl costume for yourself or your little one too for Halloween or even for comic con!
What you’ll need:
- Amazon boxes (one box to fit the body portion, and enough boxes to build the arms, boosters, and bunny ears)
- Pink Spray Paint
- Clear boxing tape
- Duck tape
- Acrylic paint in light pink, dark pink(almost maroon color), light green, lime green, and black.
- Paint brushes
- Box cutters
- Ruler to measure
- Toilet paper roll or paper towel roll
- PVC pipe and elbow connection
The first step is to take your main body box and tape the top down with the clear boxing tape. We taped both the inside and the outside to give it good structure. Next, you’ll take your box cutters and cut the bottom flaps off.
After, take your pencil and draw a circle on the front of the box. This will be your face hole, so make sure to make it big enough for yourself or your child. You’ll also draw either circles or a “U” shape on the sides where your arms will go. We opted for the “U” shape because we knew it would be easier for our daughter to get it on and off quickly.
Use the box cutter to carefully cut those sections out.
Next, you want to work on the bunny ears. To make the bunny ears, you’ll make wedges out of the extra cardboard boxes. Use your ruler or another measuring device to decide how long, wide, and high you want the ears to be. We made ours about 3 inches tall, 3 inches wide, and 8 inches long.
After you’ve got the ears taped on, you’ll want to make the shoulder pieces. These will go above the holes you made for the arms for more of that armored look. To make those you’ll want one long rectangle with 3 small triangles for the sides.
Once you’ve taped the shoulder pieces on, you’ll make two small boxes to attach to the back to be rocket boosters (because what is a robot without awesome rocket boosters?)
To make the arms, you’ll make one large rectangle box, another smaller rectangle box. Our dimensions for the bigger box were about 4 inches tall and wide by 10 inches long. The smaller box was 5 inches tall, 4 inches wide, and 2 inches in depth. To make the shape of the arms, you’ll make a sort of “T” shape with the boxes, but place the edges so they’re flush together on one side, then have the smaller box a couple inches (depending on size) from the edge, then tape together.
Grab all your pieces and your spray paint, and get to spraying!
If you need to do a few coats, that’s okay!
At the end, let them all dry!
After everything is all dry, it’s time to get to painting the details!
I put a bunny on the front to represent the bunny girl, and other details like a painted on “headset” around the head hole and light pink paint on the ears and rocket boosters to give the boxtume a bit more texture. I also cut about an inch off of the toilet paper roll and painted the inside and outside in dark pink.
While I let the paint dry, I made the handles. I cut the pvc down to 2 10 inch pieces and 2 4 inch pieces. I then attached the pieces using the elbow connection. Once connected I covered them in duct tape.
Afterwards, I connected the handle to the arm piece using duct tape. I made sure to use a LOT because I didn’t want it to come apart when being handled by my daughter.
Next, I grabbed the toilet paper roll pieces that I’d painted and taped them to the front of the arms to finish off the blasters.
The last step was to use some twine to connect the arms to the body. I did that by poking small holes through the arms and the part of the box under the shoulder pieces, then connected them by threading the twine and tying it together.
Et Voila! Now you have your own Robot Bunny Girl Boxtume brought to you by Amazon Boxes! Show me your own Boxtumes in the comments and if you make your own, make sure to share using #boxtumes as a hashtag!
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