How to make a LMFAO robot head>

Step 1: Materials and Tool

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1 about 17 1/2 x 12 inch box
1 can of gold spray paint
1 cheap black running jacket
plastic wrap
black see through fabric
binder clips
hot glue gun
scissors or exacto knife

Step 2: Cutting the Box

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Cut the bottom of the box (laying vertical) about 3 inches off the whole bottom leaving you with the an empty bottom. Tape the box lid and the box together so they stay together.

Step 3:

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To make it so that your head doesn't move around the box i used the leftover end i had cut off and taped down to surround my head so that it fit snug. If you want you can stuff paper inside to add some cushion.

Step 4: Painting and Cutting Out

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cut a circle and a cylinder and hot glue the knob on. Now you are going to spray paint your box gold(NOTE: DO NOT CUT ANYTHING OUT UNTIL YOU HAVE FINISHED PAINTING).To cut out the eyes i used a wide soup can about 3 1/2" in diameter. Cut mouth so that you can see through it.

Step 5: Eyes and Mouth Covering

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Cover the eye holes with plastic wrap and tape it down then color it red where the eye holes are. I got two wristbands that had four lights in each that blink and i took them out and glue them to a piece of cardboard. Then cover the mouth hole with the black see through fabric and tape it down so that there are no folds.

Step 6: Gold Jacket

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Spray paint the running jacket gold but not a solid color, leaving some areas of random black

Step 7: FINISHED!!!!!!!!

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16405 (author)2011-10-20

OMFG! Thank you for showing the WHOLE costume; not just the mask.

ethompson (author)164052011-10-22


sebergast (author)164052011-10-21


henare.don (author)2017-08-27

i love the costume. and love LAMFO!

steveweal (author)2013-01-17

so it's 31/2 inches diameter for circles/eyes? and this is a great costume.

TChin1108 (author)steveweal2013-01-21

thanks and yea ... i used a 3 1/2" diameter soup can for the circles

ebello2 (author)2012-08-01

as you do to maintain that the box does not fall?

marts909 (author)2012-07-16

how much did all of this cost?

laszlo10 (author)2012-05-20

how do you make the speedo

Dsanders2014 (author)2012-04-02

What did you use as the knobs on the side of the heads?

TChin1108 (author)Dsanders20142012-04-15

i rolled up some cardboard to make a cylinder and cut out a circle

everydayimshufflen (author)2012-04-01

were did you get thing for mouth

i just used some old black shorts and cut a rectangle

livluvlol4ever (author)2012-01-31

How do you see out of it????

throught the mouth

livluvlol4ever (author)2012-01-31

Ok so tomorrow is dress like a celebrity and my friends are Redfoo and Skyblu and I am robot guy and I dont know if i can wear the box thing. :(

flyboyangel (author)2012-01-12


wseevers (author)2011-10-28

I really thought you'd be in a speedo =(

You sound disappointed.

alowman (author)2011-12-08

how do you see

sgreenfield (author)alowman2011-12-09

I believe you see through the mouth. :)

HalloJanice_ (author)2011-11-22

Is it very difficult to make ?

TChin1108 (author)HalloJanice_2011-11-22

not really as long as you have the supplies and you follow the direction

gwilliams13 (author)2011-11-21

what are the things on the side of the head? ive done it all and it looks great but i need to know how big and what they should be

TChin1108 (author)gwilliams132011-11-22

on the side are bolts that i made of leftover cardboard. i rolled up a strip of card and then glued a circle that was about 1 in. in diameter.

jongko (author)2011-11-16

now i can shuffle man

TChin1108 (author)jongko2011-11-16


cguerrero5 (author)2011-11-09

GREAT! this is what i was looking for. it look like the exact same robot head in party rock!

jfahey (author)2011-11-05

Put some EL Wire around it :)

dkim3 (author)2011-10-29

i needed a cool and easy to make costume asap! u saved me! thanks!

wseevers (author)2011-10-28

polyurethane spray foam :)

wseevers (author)2011-10-28

Dear Santa-
Flash Mob!!

julian21 (author)2011-10-27

thanks this helps so much!(: where can i get LED lights?

TChin1108 (author)julian212011-10-27

i used a maxsa safety wristband with blinking LEDs and i took them out, but you probably not going to be able to get them unless shipped next day air. so you could just use a light stick from party city or something

dhooper (author)2011-10-24

about what are the dimensions of the box you used

TChin1108 (author)dhooper2011-10-24

about 17x11 1/2x9 " its like one of those office paper boxes. I'm not really sure where i got mine i just found it lying around, sorry if this doesn't help.

dhooper (author)TChin11082011-10-27

think it helps. thanks much, now i got all the stuff got to put it all together party Saturday.

anhbuttercup (author)2011-10-27

how did u stabilize the head, mine flops everywhere

TChin1108 (author)anhbuttercup2011-10-27

To make it so that your head doesn't move around the box i used the leftover end i had cut off and taped down to surround my head so that it fit snug. If you want you can stuff paper inside to add some cushion. if you did that then just add some more paper as stuffing or cardboard so that it is tight. also you might want to make it go lower to your cheeks. use the image below and in step 3

ualcala (author)2011-10-24

where can you get that box cause i need to make one asap??

TChin1108 (author)ualcala2011-10-25

I'm not really sure where i got mine i just found it lying around, its an box that holds printer paper like the ones in an office

LiftAndLove (author)TChin11082011-10-26

how do you see in that?

mnkyband (author)2011-10-25

Excellent mask. I think I'm going to use this for Halloween, I just need speakers to put in it.

LiftAndLove (author)mnkyband2011-10-26

omg thats EXACTLY what i wanted to do. imma go trick or treating AND shuffle with ma frineds.

Clemroc (author)2011-10-23

Great guide, thanks a lot!
Just wondering, how did you do the knobs on the side of the head?

TChin1108 (author)Clemroc2011-10-24

i used some of the extra cardboard and cut a little piece and rolled it into a cylinder shape and as for the flat piece i just cut out a circle glued it on top

astrong0 (author)2011-10-23

Now only if some one on instructables could show me how to shuffle...

Dyer13 (author)2011-10-23

A friend of mine is doing this for Halloween. He asked me to make a set of oscillating LEDs so the eyes flash like in the music video. It's not hard to make using a 555 timer, some misc parts, and red LEDs, and it adds that extra level of awesomeness. It's not too late, you should try it!

TChin1108 (author)Dyer132011-10-23

yea i just got some LEDs Im putting them in now ill update the photos soon

Dyer13 (author)Dyer132011-10-23

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