My 6 y.o. son wanted to be Bumblebee from transformers for Halloween. I thought it would be cool if he also transformed. I wanted the homemade Bumblebee Transformer costume to be easy to transform so his Dad and I wouldn't have to fuss with it b4 and after transforming. We pieced together 3 different sized boxes.
The finished "car" was about 4 feet long 18 inches wide and 12 inches tall, (18 inches for the roof of the car) I used 2 door hinges to make the front end 'fold' back. I used yellow, black and blue spray paint. Push closet lights (10.00) for the head lights and 2 reflectors for the tail lights. An old backpack was hot glued to the inside of the 'roof' and he wore the costume that way.
I glued paper plates together for the wheels, sprayed them black then took silver tape to make the wheel design. I also used the same tape to make the chevy bow tie design on the front of the car. Black tape was used for black design on front of car. I used painters tape to tape off the car for the black stripes on the hood, roof and trunk of car.
We did buy him a store bought costume to wear under the car so when we were at a party he could still be a transformer. When we were trick or treating he wore the car. I carried a CD player and played the transformer song every time he transformed. We also have the car on youtube, here it is:
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This is 4 year old Logan. He is in a homemade Transforming Bumblebee kids costume. First we started with the top of the camero. We rolled the cardboard to round it to the shape of the top of the car. We hot glued the sides on to keep the shape of the top. Next we made the front. We made the sides and put the holes where the tires will be. Then we glued a piece of cardboard to the top. We cut out a square on the cardboard for his head to fit through.
We used sheets of foam to make the front of the camero rounded. We cut out where the headlights go and used plastic jugs to cover the holes. There are two flashlights behind the plastic and under the hood of the car. They turn on to light the way as he goes trick-O-treating. The back of the car was rolled cardboard hot glued together. Then we attached it to the top of the car. We made the doors nes and hot glued them to the front of the car. We used 2" ribbon and attached the front of the car to the roof of the car. These ribbons help hinge and help keep the car on as he is walking.
The tires are made of cardboard and carpet padding. They have ribbon hot glued to the back of them with Velcro to keep them in place.