I created this Homemade Optimus Prime Costume out of boxes and duck tape! I had to measure my son to get his dimensions right then I made the wheels on his thighs by cutting out a 5 inch circle then gluing it to a strip of cardboard long enough to go around the whole circle and about 3 inches wide to make it look like a real fat tire. I then cut another 5 inch circle and glued it on the open side to close the wheel.
The shoulders have tiny portable lights I found at the Dollar store they look great in the dark. The flames I drew myself on a cardboard then cut it out and used it as a stencil for the rest of the costume. All the tubes you see are the cardboard tubes that come inside of aluminum foil when the roll is gone. The helmet is made of paper mache which is just newspaper and a mix of 2 cups flour and 2 cups water. The bottom belt part with the logo is made easily. I traced it from a picture online and behind it, I just covered the cardboard with some left over patio screen material, (it was really just a scrap peice). The rest is just spray paint. Underneath it all he is wearing silver long-sleeved shirt and pants to give the robot look.
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DIY Optimus Prime and Bumblebee Halloween Costume Ideas
These DIY Optimus Prime and Bumblebee Halloween costume ideas were made creating a pattern out of paper and taping it together. Then once the measurements were worked out, the helmets and other pieces were cut out of styrofoam and attached with hot glue and duck tape. The body pieces are styrofoam wrapped in fabric.
The helmets and wheels on the the leg pieces are painted with acrylic paint. The whole process took a long time especially designing and redesigning the pieces so the kids could easily run around in them without breaking it.
My 5 year old LOVES Transformers! When he asked me a few months ago to make him an Homemade Optimus Prime Child Costume, I started to collect boxes and took on the challenge! We decided to create a costume from the original Optimus Prime (the one from the cartoons when I was a kid!). I worked on it off and on throughout the day for about 2 weeks. The best part about this costume is that it was cheaper to make than it would have been to buy the generic costume from the store! Most of the parts required to make it were things I had around the house. The only thing I had to buy was the spray paint, 4 flashlights and a sheet of foam board! It took quite a bit of patience and lots of trial and error but it sure paid off! He couldn't be happier with it and is SO excited to trick or treat!
Lots of Boxes 1 Sheet of Foam Board 4 small flashlights (dollar store) Childs hard hat (dollar store) Glue gun/sticks Spray Paint: red, blue, silver (glossy) Old Snow boots Foam pipe protectors (2) Razor knife Ruler Winter gloves Yellow, blue, red, black craft paint 2 sheet protectors (for windshields) 4 wheels from an old toy car 2 small tin cans (emptied mushrooms) LOTS OF PATIENCE!
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