So, I was stuck and bought a sweat suit and ended up butchering it to the point of putting it to the trash. I had to rethink and attack. I pulled this robot off the night before the Fall party last weekend and the best part...it was easy and Maben LOVED it!
I cut out felt pieces and sewed them onto a jersey shirt. I gave the robot essentials. A pressure guage, on/off buttons and some cog wheels. The pressure gauge was done using a simple short zig zag stitch.
Maben proudly proclaimed all day that he was a robot. He also kept the shirt on for almost the entire party! Success!