Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robot costumes make party conversation awkward

Don’t get us wrong, we love these Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robot costumes. But as with that Samus Helmet it must make party conversation a bit weird. And how do you hold on to your beer? But you’ve got to commend [EyeHeartInk] and his friend for their commitment. Not only did they wear them to the party, but they spent two months building the things.

Pretty much everything was made from cardboard. All of it was hand cut with a box cutter and a hobby knife. Duct tape and glue were the adhesives of choice, and according to this thread a total of fifteen rolls of tape were used. The half spheres on the side of either helmet were molded from expanding spray foam inside a ping-pong ball which had been lopped in half. And of course there are a pair of LEDs for the eyes of each bot.

We usually try to link to other articles that are related, but it doesn’t look like we’ve seen this concept before So you’ll have to settle for this non-Halloween wristwatch controlled robot boxing game.

 

Comments

  1. Hirudinea says:

    That’s really amazing work with just cardboard and duct tape (and spray glue and leds) but it does look like a pain in the ass to wear all night. Still one must suffer for art I suppose.

  2. Jason says:

    They totally could have cut beer holes into those fists and run a camel-back tube from the helmet to the fists. They could even keep the leftover foam plug to cover up for pictures.

  3. John says:

    I wonder how they dealt with ventilation… surly they costumes were stuffy.

    Awesome build… love your building technique with the cardboard.

  4. Ralph says:

    That dude with the red glasses has a HUGE hickey. Or is that part of the costume?

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