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Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Robot Suit

For my sixth grade Halloween I decided I would be a robot. I made the costume out of two cardboard boxes; one was large, for my body, the other small, for my head. The small box was stapled to the top of the big box, with a hole cut out of the big box so I could stick my head into the smaller box. I cut out two rectangular slits for eyes, and holes for my arms, which were covered with tin foil. The two boxes were also covered in tin foil, which I stapled to the cardboard with the family staple gun.

There were three problems with this costume: I couldn't sit, the costume was boiling hot, and the staples constantly poked me, especially during the school dance. By the end of the day I was punctured in several places and close to passing out from the heat.

Sadly, I don't have any photos of this debacle. 


Jeff Shyluk said...

Robot revisited
Steely staples made their point
Half a decade past

Earl J. Woods said...

Darn it!

Jeff Shyluk said...

The ancient oak tree
yearly repeats storied green
leaves because it can