Introduction: Rubiks Cube Head

How to make this giant Rubiks Cube. From about 10 feet away this thing looks real!!!

Step 1: Materials

From local Michaels:

- 1 pack of vinyl cling sheets (see pic)
- 1 Elmers 20"x30" foam board (about 1/8" thick)

From local hardware:

- 2+ rolls of 1" wide black vinyl tape
- ordinary electrical tape to fill out as needed
- double sided Scotch tape


box cutter/Exacto, large straight cutting edge, small ruler

Step 2: How I Made It

Not that I can give a great reason for building one yourself, but here's how I went about it...

I started by cutting the foam board down into five 10" squares, then taped them together into a 5-sided cube.

To give it the look of individual cubes, I made a V-shaped groove along each face by cutting into the foam board with a box cutter.
Then I taped over each of the grooves, pushing the tape into the groove as much as possible. To make it better, I then cut the tape along each groove to split it, then I pushed it in again so that the two edges separated.

The stickers:
I measured my real cube and it was 55mm wide and each sticker was 15mm wide. So I scaled the actual width of my box by 15/55, coming up with 7.2 cm width for each sticker. I think this made all the difference in getting the proportions right. Then I stuck the stickers on with double sided tape.

There are multiple color layouts in existence, but I tried to make mine the same as the color layout of the original version :)

I thought of this costume because Erno Rubik is a Hungarian just like me and we even have the same birthday. Long live the Cube dorks!

Step 3: The Next Day...

Rubik's Cube head, out the next day taking his dog for a walk...


The Swag Pro made it! (author)2016-02-25


FlickNASTY made it! (author)2015-11-01

This is my finish head. It is modeled after my regular cube.

peterthehun made it! (author)peterthehun2015-11-01


FlickNASTY made it! (author)FlickNASTY2015-11-01

Thanks man!

FlickNASTY made it! (author)2015-10-27

I am making one of these atm. I will post pictures of the process soon. I ma modeling it after my incomplete, smaller rubiks cube.

khrisc made it! (author)2015-10-08

i have a 1 minute pb on a rubiks cube .thanks for this. now i can be my favorite thing

tblack6 made it! (author)2011-10-15

the 10" is the specs. for each individual cube or for a whole face of a cube

tblack6 made it! (author)tblack62011-10-16

figured it out and almost done with mine all i have to do is the white side

damasta made it! (author)2011-03-04

This could be useful as a blindfold for BLD cubing.

peterthehun made it! (author)2009-12-13

Well, the most frequent question is, "how do you see?"

Answer: I wasn't able to see out of it at all. I was in a hurry making it and I could not figure out a way without ruining the realism, although perhaps I could have put openings in the gaps somewhere.

And why thanks for asking, the t-shirt was a thrift store find. I forget the shirt's brand, but it was unusual.

Saturn V made it! (author)Saturn V2010-10-04

Maybe you could put a screen of some sort into it, and have a small camera somewhere. Or (worst-case scenario) don't wear it.

RebelWithoutASauce made it! (author)2009-12-12

My question is, where did you get a shirt so perfect, so 80's, for this costume?

sparkmachine made it! (author)2009-10-26

 How can you see where you go whithe the rubik's head?

bassclarinet23 made it! (author)bassclarinet232009-11-08

You don't! You use your Jedi mind powers...may the force be with you. :D

Foaly7 made it! (author)2009-08-14

How do you see like this? Could you make one tile on the white side clear?

legopi3 made it! (author)2008-11-02

lol I made this for halloween and it was a HIT. everyone liked that i made it myself, and i used foam instead of cling sheets. foam glue worked miracles with this. and yes you dont have eyeholes, so i will be working on an improved version =D and I'm putting a hat in it so i can see probably. use a hard hat insert or something.

good job with the instructable

Alyakpink made it! (author)Alyakpink2009-08-11

pictures PLZ!! also, GREAT instructable!! :)

peterthehun made it! (author)peterthehun2008-11-02

I would love to see photos of other people's rubiks heads!

legopi3 made it! (author)legopi32008-11-05

good idea. I think i might post my own instructable showing the glue i used and the finished product.

jeeba made it! (author)2009-08-06

You mention that you "tried to make mine the same as the color layout of the original version," but you got the order wrong. You have green and blue on adjacent sides but they should be on opposite sides. White should be opposite yellow, and orange should be opposite red. Since you have red on the top, the orange side would be missing (the side you insert your head).

colethemle777 made it! (author)2009-05-18


bassclarinet23 made it! (author)2009-03-09

Just cut a couple eye holes in the black lines

Doctor Who made it! (author)2009-02-05

just wondering, are you cubemaster general at the speedsolving forums?

peterthehun made it! (author)peterthehun2009-02-06

Nope.. thanks for asking.

Doctor Who made it! (author)Doctor Who2009-02-11

yeah cause someone is using this photo for their avatar

peterthehun made it! (author)peterthehun2009-02-11

wow, thanks for pointing that out to me. i would appreciate if you let me know who by private message so I could contact them. thanks:

gamefreek made it! (author)2009-02-11


spiffytessa made it! (author)2008-12-21

Hmm... do you think there is any way to modify this so you could wear it around your waist, almost like a skirt?
Same function, hopefully more comfortable. =)

watermelonhead made it! (author)2008-08-15

how do you see?

legopi3 made it! (author)legopi32008-11-02

you don's =D
I stole my friends plastic hat and wore the cube on top of it

Dr. Steel made it! (author)2008-11-01

Ha. For some reason, I keep thinking of pyramid head.

grenadier made it! (author)2008-10-28

nice but those cubes make me smash things

Kaiven made it! (author)2008-10-28

SO, How do you see? I think my sister would love this!

iheartwillabees made it! (author)2008-10-18

where did you get that shirt? it works so perfectly for the costume.

peterthehun made it! (author)peterthehun2008-10-19

thanks, I bought it in a thrift store : )

iheartwillabees made it! (author)iheartwillabees2008-10-19

i was looking for a shirt online and came across this video on this website and there is someone with a rubiks cube costume like the one you made

joejoerowley made it! (author)2008-07-04

Very Cool! Great Instructable!

shyrell made it! (author)2008-06-26

This is the coolest! My husband is a rubiks cube nut. I sent this to his email. How cool! :-) Shyrell

Valche made it! (author)2008-06-26

Haha, very nice.

Thornburg made it! (author)2008-06-25

Lol, this is one of the best costumes for da nerds

ezarate made it! (author)2008-05-30

im going to try this but im going to add a special sheet of black paper wich u can see out but not in and im going to make the box around a moterbike helmet so will stay secure im pretty sure it won't be so hard

xxekusasxx made it! (author)2008-02-24

hahaha!!!! nice one dude!

usarmykid92 made it! (author)2008-01-09

haha, thats good stuff

sk8er4life111 made it! (author)2007-10-19

how do you see? and how doesnt it move around that much?

andrew.mac made it! (author)2007-08-13

Wher did u get the stickers from?

peterthehun made it! (author)peterthehun2007-10-18

from Michaels but they are vinyl not stickers. you need to make them into stickers using 2-sided sticky sheets.

sk8er4life111 made it! (author)sk8er4life1112007-10-17

they arent stickers...they are taped...with the paper he listed in the begining...

andrew.mac made it! (author)2007-08-13

do you think i could get that from hobby lobby?

Z.Backas made it! (author)2007-07-28

or you could just put some black mesh wher the eyes would be about on the darker lines... io used to haev an alien constume that just had dark mesh for the eyes, you couldnt see through them from a distance at all, prtty cool

peterthehun made it! (author)2007-07-14

i have been asked a few times now... i can't see out of it. I suppose you would have to cut a peephole somewhere or just look downwards out of the bottom. There's no good answer because rubiks cubes just don't have a spot for eye holes.

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