Coolest Homemade Mini Cooper Transformer Halloween Costume 40
by Jordan D.
(Colusa, CA, USA)
Homemade Mini Cooper Transformer Halloween Costume
This year for Halloween I made a TRANSFORMABLE Homemade Mini Cooper Transformer Halloween Costume. Let me tell you why. Last year I made the coolest Iron man costume, for a school contest, entirely out of flat cardboard boxes and with absolutely no help from anyone. After winning the contest, I thought: "what will I do next year?", but forgot about it until a month ago when I saw my little brother playing with a transformer toy. That's it, I said to myself, and sat down to make some drawings.
I took my favorite car (the Mini Cooper) and, after much thought, came up with a good design. I then had three weekends in which to make the costume. I cut, taped, clued and painted.
Last Friday I went to school and won the costume contest for a second year. Someone advised me to find a contest online and I found you. I think I deserve to win this contest because I spent 3 of my High School weekends working on this cool homemade Mini Cooper Transformer costume all by myself, using only plain cardboard boxes. Thank you for your time.
Ever since my brothers and I have been young, we have loved the Transformers franchise. This love inspired me to start building Transformers from cardboard for costumes for family members. For Halloween 2008 I made my youngest brother an Optimus Prime costume. His costume is made of cardboard, tape, paint, spray paint, and hot glue. This consume is now lovingly referred to as, Clintonimus Prime.
Because I thought Optimus went so well, I decided for Halloween this year, 2009, I would keep the tradition alive and construct a Homemade Megatrav Transformer Costume for my middle brother and a Bumblebee costume for my cousin. Both are now called, Megatrav and Baby bee. I have only included the photo of Megatrav to be entered into this contest.
Megatrav took about three months to collect the necessary materials and to build completely from scratch. Megatrav is also made from cardboard, tape, paint, and spray paint and hot glue. The helmet is also made from cardboard, tape, sliver spray paint and red pexiglass glass.
I began constructing this Homemade Transformer Costume in June of 2009. The technical challenge of creating a working transformer greatly appealed to me, although it did turn out to be more difficult and expensive than I had originally planned. It transforms from a working Ford Mustang into an Autobot, all with me inside! I have a great movie I made of a transformation I'd love to show you!
All of the electronics, including the LED lights and motors, are run off a small 12V battery located under the hood. The wheels do turn but they have a tough time getting enough traction to push me forward, which was the original intention. Hopefully "Blue Steel 2.0" will have that upgrade. I had a great time building this costume so I hope you enjoy it! Thanks!
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