When first beginning my search for the most AWESOME Halloween costume ever created, I wanted to pick something I've always loved... this lead to my childhood amore for Transformers which eventually became my love for Magnus Opus or Optimus Prime to be exact.
Once I had the idea I shared it with my family and thus began the endless nights, thousands of Glue gun burns and my invasion occupation of my living room. I unshackled the little geek in me and let him run buck wild 'til his heart's delight.
All together I spent about $40 - $50 bucks, finding most materials from what I had in my garage or around the home.
Things you'll need:
- Hot Glue Gun (and sticks - the bigger the bag the better) - Duct Tape (Red, Gray and Yellow) - Masking Tap (Mainly for paint) - Small Ruler and Big Ruler - Exacto Blade - Scissors - Spray Paints (Primer, Red, Blue, white and Metallic) - $.99 cents store Mini Flashlights (4 of them) - Hard Hat (about $6.00 at any Hardware Store) - Velcro (Found at Major stores like Target, Kmart etc.) - Lots and lots of cardboard, or foam board. Most companies throw out scrap or just go to your local markets and ask them to save you some before tossing. - 2 tin cans (emptied of course) - 2 plastic report sheet covers (for the windshields) - I used old Hockey Gloves but any cheap canvas ones will work. - Packaging tubes or PVC piping
Over the last month I've found myself staring at piles of trash while driving home, hoping to find something I can use for my costume. Always try to be frugal and inventive.
I've lost so much sleep and some nights I didn't even sleep at all. This was last Sunday 10/19/08 where I've been up for about 36 hours... but I finished it!
Now If only can remember where my bed is. It's been so long that I might have trouble finding it
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