Thursday, November 01, 2007

Ben as Goddard the Robot Dog (Halloween, 2007)

This year, son Ben wanted to be Goddard, the robot dog in "Jimmy Neutron". He never wants to be a simple ghost or pirate or anything.

Here's a video of the final costume. Sorry it's sideways - I forgot that my camera can rotate stills but not video. It's a shame you can't see the glowing and blinking lights inside the clear dome on his head. They really made the costume.

The body is a box covered in strips of duct tape (so they look like metal strips). The head is constructed from a cardboard box, mangled and shaped and cut and taped and screwed and painted. The arms and legs are dryer vent tubing with aluminum pie pans on the end (painted copper, since Goddard has copper-colored feet). The clear dome on the head is a plastic bowl with a bolt and taped cardboard circles for the antenna. Inside the dome were glow sticks and a blinking fiber-optic toy that looked quite awesome in the dark.

Ben won best costume at the neighborhood block party. This will only encourage him. I can't wait to see what he comes up with for next year.

There are more photos at our Shutterfly page. I may try to copy them over here later.

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