Coolest Homemade Transforming Optimis Prime Costume 38
by Molly B.
Homemade Transforming Optimis Prime Costume
Lil Eric loves his transformers, especially Optimis Prime. I decided to make his Homemade Transforming Optimis Prime Costume out of cardboard. It's everywhere and people want to get rid of it. I actually took sheets of flat cardboard and cut it to make the box shape that I wanted.
There was a lot of planning involved before the cutting started. I recycled soda cans, toilet paper rolls and cardboard tubes, just to name a few. I was given plastic circles that were once inside giant tubes and used them to make the wheels for my son to hold. The thin cardboard from cases of beer were perfect for bending to a round shape. I put a backpack inside the cab to help with the weight. I also painted the body of the transformer onto the chest of the costume.
I used my son's toy transformer for the inspiration and we used his Optimis Prime helmet because it talked like the real thing! I had such a good time gluing and painting and adding on to the costume. My son gets it out to show his friends and loves to show how he can transform.
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Coolest Optimus Prime the Cartoon Version Homemade Costume 31
(Dayton, Ohio USA)
Optimus Prime the Cartoon Version Homemade Costume
I made this Optimus Prime the Cartoon Version Homemade Costume mostly out of wood and cardboard, but it is much too heavy. I would recommend the use of Styrofoam next time. I made my boots out of wood on platforms with weights in them to make a rattling sound when I walk. Then I glued reflectors to them.
The head is made out of a plastic children's transformer mask and a construction helmet painted blue. The windows are made out of Plexiglas lenses made for fluorescent lights. I placed some blinking lights behind them for effect. The grill is made of plastic chrome lens also for overhead lighting. I made quite a few trips to LOWES!
I glued lawn mower wheels to the sides of the boots and made a license plate for the back. I wore blue gloves and the groin region is made out of foam with duct tape on it. The exhaust pipes are made of shop vac hose extensions painted silver.
This costume took about a month to construct. The color comes from metallic wrapping paper.
I saw your site and loved it. I also wanted to be part of your costume contest. This year for 08, I custom made a costume of my own. ( keep in mind the only things not fabricated by me was the head $30 at Wal-mart and the stilts than I bought on eBay.
Attached are pics of my Optimus Prime Halloween costume along with some pics of it under construction as well as my work area and materials I used. For this costume I used about four basic materials Styrofoam, poster board, duct tape and paint, that's about it. Oh yea, did I mention I made this from only watching the movie 3 times and a poster I got from Wal-mart.
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Warning: This took some time constructing. Also the taxi I called would not pick me up as I was unable to get in the car in costume - put the body on once you get there.
I made this Optimus Prime Costume on a budget so it's entirely made from recycled cardboard and a heap of test paint. All measurements were guestimates. I printed the Transformer logo and made a stencil for the shoulders. You will need to buy a lot of tape to a) hold it together and b) for the outlines to make it look more robotic.. Unfortunately I was unable to complete the helmet in time. I recommend metallic silver tights. I am wearing plan grey ones.