My name is Mike and I have a 4 year old boy who every year gets a home made Halloween costume. When he was two I made him a Thomas the tank engine costume from foam, a cardboard box and duct tape and I added a small set of battery powered speakers that played the Thomas theme song from my Ipod. When he was three years old I made a Buzz Lightyear costume and I used cardboard, duct tape, foam, lights and lazer.
This year I went overboard and made him what he wanted to be. My son's name is Trent and he wanted a Homemade Bumblebee Transformer Costume and I was at first totally aposed but why not, I hate to back down from a challenge. Starting with a jumper red pajamas, I covered it with adhesive foam sheets then Velcro strips. I cut out over 50 hand designed shapes from soft mat foam and proceeded to cover them with duct tape.
I installed battery powered Christmas lights into the chest piece with hot glue. I connected wheels and wings to a back armor plate with tape, Velcro and zip ties. I carved small puzzle pieces for the face mask and glued them together then painted it. I also made a gun but it was too heavy for his so I chucked it.
He went trick or treating for an hour and a half before getting tired and he made out with twice as much candy as last year.
My child wanted to be a Transformer that transformed. After doing a lot of research and trying different ideas we came up with this Bumblebee Transformer Halloween Costume.
We used this idea, because of how young our son is; we did not want anything attached to his arms. We took a box that fitted the child, with the top of the box open. We cut off the 2 side flaps and then down the side of the box; that would be the underneath of the car. So the box should lay flat with 4 sides. Take an old backpack and taped it to the inside of the box for the straps. Make the top of the car with another box and attached it with tape; that will get it the 3-D look and be the windows of the car.
With one of the flaps you cut off; re-attach it to the front of the box at a 90 degree angle. Cover the bottom with black felt to hide the back pack. Cover the top with yellow felt and glue the details.
For his clothing we purchased the costume for him to wear; it comes with a mask as well.
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My 3 year old niece wanted to be Bumble Bee so I got busy on ideas for a Homemade Bumble Bee Transformer Costume. I set to work. I first had to find the proper fabric and foam. A new saving grace was finding stiff felt. Most of my time making the costume was trouble shooting. In the end I think it turned out great though.
The back, chest, and lower back all detach for getting her in and out of vehicles with car seats. Since many children don’t like their face covered I made the helmet kid friendly so the face piece is removable also.
The paint for the Autobot symbol is a raised puffy paint since anything else just soaked in. The plastic for the windows is from a cheap poster frame that I bought that came with the clear plastic face. It all needed to be made this way for weight and mobility.
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