are all on their rounds tonight;
In the wan moon's silver ray" - Joel Benton
Satch wanted to be a robot for Halloween. So the two of us built one with some boxes and bits we had in the studio. (seen here without his silver arms made from dryer tubing)
We purchased some non-toxic silver paint and a few tiny LED lights to illuminate the bottle cap eyes and the top of his head. Other than that, it's a completely recycled costume. Satch was in charge of the paint and I was in charge of the hot glue and I think we made a purdy good team.
* The tiny LED lights can be found in the wedding section at Michaels and are often used to illuminate balloons.
He took his Recyclobot for a spin at a Halloween party at our local community center and he made quite a scene. Children circled around him trying to get a closer look, and parents were taking photos. I could hear him inside saying, "I'm not a real robot...I'm just pretending".
Eventually he took the costume off, but only so he could enjoy a lollipop at the bus stop.
When I was a child, we always made our own costumes. I loved making them...and this time, I didn't run out of paint.