As a student, I didn't want to spend much on my halloween costume this year, so I opted for making a cheap R2D2 costume (I was recently introduced to Star Wars this year and fell in love).  The materials I used were:

-2 pieces of white poster paper 
-8 orange pipe cleaners
-Glue gun & glue sticks
-White paint (I used house paint)
-White school glue
-Craft foam
-Duct tape
-My own shoes

Step 1: Preliminary Sketches

First, I made rough measurements of how much poster board I needed to wrap around myself.  Then, I made sketches of the front and the back of R2D2 on the poster board pieces using images from the internet.

Using the sketches, I cut out craft foam to match and super glued it to the poster board.
What a great post , made it for my son for world book day . Thanks for the idea ?....Wow just seen you made this about 6 years ago. Great works of art never age lol ?
<p>I love it. I'm in a wheelchair and I was looking for a cool costume to roll around in and this is it.</p>
This is great! Me and 6yr old will be making this for his Halloween costume! I will also look for some battery powered lights to incorporate into it. Thanks!!
Great job! And, way to keep it simple! I've been thinking about making a R2 costume for my daughter and this is much simpler and easier (not to mention faster and cheaper) than what I had in mind. Looks like I've got a project to get done in the next week!
It Looks great i hope next time you do Darth Vadder lol Luke i am your mother lol
How about a photo of somebody wearing it?
Sure thing - I just uploaded one.
yeah! I agree (though I'm probably not worthy of replying to Kiteman) <br> <br>*bows before his almightiness* <br> <br>Nah, I'm just kiddin, nice instructable though1

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