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Coolest Homemade Transforming Optimus Prime Costume 44

by John G.
(Glendale, AZ, USA)

Homemade Transforming Optimus Prime Costume

Homemade Transforming Optimus Prime Costume

My Homemade Transforming Optimus Prime Costume is made entirely out of recycled cardboard boxes and is completely homemade except for the helmet, only because I was short on time. The costume is made with three boxes that collapse into each other so that the costume transforms from a robot to a truck and back. For this part I used large boxes that were the size of my body and I used drawer slides so that they move inside the latter.

The arms are made from small boxes lined with foam so they contour to my arms and long flat boxes on top to look more like Optimus Prime's arms. The arms then Velcro to the sides of the truck. I decided to use Capri sun boxes for this part because they were just the right length and then I cut pizza boxes in half for the other part.

The costume is painted just like the movie character with fades from orange to red, flames, and white pin striping. I just used the stencil method instead of painting the flames on one by one. Some additional features are that it has working head lights made from those little tap on lights, a windshield from sheets of plastic, and a speaker system in the back (Cd player hooked up to stand alone speakers).

I started late September and finished just in time for Halloween night. So the whole thing took me about a month or around 100 hours. Enjoy.

Here's a video of the transformation:

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Coolest Homemade Optimus Party (the Transformer) Costume 35

by Jon L.
(St. Louis, Missouri)

Optimus Party (the Transformer) Costume

Optimus Party (the Transformer) Costume

I made this Optimus Party (the Transformer) Costume after being inspired by the movie, Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. I would have been in the movie, but I was passed out when they were filming. I'm the Autobot known as Optimus Party (Optimus Prime's alcoholic cousin)! I like to fight Decepticons, but I have bad aim, because I am always intoxicated and I can only shoot rockets that look like Pabst Blue Ribbon cans.

I transform into a pile of old empty beer boxes when I want to be More Than Meets The Eye. It took me about 3 weeks to complete working on it here and there. The real work was drinking all the beer. The costume kind of made itself in the process.

I hope I win! I love Halloween! Everyone at my party loved it, so I hope you do too! I wore this to a college swim team party after an outstanding swim meet during the day.

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Coolest Homemade Optimus Prime Transformer Costume 50

by Kevin
(Essex, England)

Homemade Optimus Prime Transformer Costume

Homemade Optimus Prime Transformer Costume

Homemade Optimus Prime Transformer Costume
Homemade Optimus Prime Transformer Costume
Homemade Optimus Prime Transformer Costume

We decided to have a T party where very one had to come as something beginning with a T. There was really only one option for me, I had to be a Transformer.

This Optimus Prime Transformer Costume was actually really difficult to build, not so much the robot part but getting it to transform into a truck!

I will admit there were a few naughty words coming from me when building this one! The whole costume is built with cardboard, tape and hot glue gun.

I sprayed painted some old jeans silver for the legs and wore a blue shirt underneath. It was put out for the binmen a few days later but the kids in the street got to it first and where running around in the costume playing which was pretty cool to see!

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