This is my version of the Homemade Batmobile Tumbler Transformer Costume. The costume allows me to walk and move with only slightly limited mobility. It transforms into a fairly accurate Batmobile without any assistance.
I spent 2 months creating a design in Google Sketch-up using a model of the Tumbler designed by Angel Moore.
The construction took about 1 month to finish. All the materials came from Lowe's or Walmart. The majority of the costume is made out of structural sheathing, which is like cardboard only stronger. Most of the moving parts used metal hinges. Pieces are held together with bolts, magnets, heavy-duty staples, Velcro or construction adhesive.
The rear wheels have a skeleton made from 18" wreath frames and are wrapped in a thick generic black cloth. Front wheels used 5-gallon bucket lids for a frame. Windows are made from plexi-glass sheets painted black on the inside. Everything was painted with black and copper spray paint. The mask is a paintball mask from Sports Authority.
The total cost of the project was a little over $150, probably because I didn't own some of the tools that I needed to complete it.
I am happy with the way it turned out. The 3D model really helped me figure out what sizes of the different pieces. As far as I know, no one has ever tried this costume idea before.
This is 6 year old Nolan and he loves bulldozers. This homemade transforming bulldozer kids costume is based on the 10 second appearance of "Rampage" the bulldozer after Sam's parents in Transformers 2.
We started with the cab and hot glued the pieces into a pentagon. We cut out the blade and rolled the bottom for the curve. Then glues the sides to keep the shape. We glued the blade to a small box and glued that to a piece of cardboard that ended up as the grill. We added cut paper towel rolls with milk cap to close the ends as the hydraulic cylinders for the blade. The grill is black paper and the exhaust pipe is also a paper towel roll.
With thin card board we made the flapper. A toothpick between cardboard lets the flapper go up and down(like most equipment and tractors). The tracks we started out with cardboard and cut pieces of carpet foam to hot glue around it. We made cardboard gears to make the tracks look real. The tracks have Velcro straps that go around the arms and legs. He is so excited!
This is my homemade transformer costume which took me two days to make. I named it the Tan-yota, my name is Tania and I drive a Toyota haha
I used cardboard boxes to cut out the shapes and purchased everything else at the dollar store. The wheels are Frisbees that I painted in black to simulated a tire, I glued tin foil and a light up spinner toy for the rims. I glued luggage straps in the inside to secure the hood and the back piece on.
The entire car was covered up with poster board paper, and the headlights were mini touch led lights... viola! This was a very fun costume but it was even better when I got it to "transform"
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This Transforming Transformer DIY Halloween Costume is an amazing costume that took me and my husband a month to master. It is the Optimus Prime transformer that actually transforms! We made it so that he can stand and then if he gets down he will transform into a semi! It is the coolest thing and we put a lot of time and effort into adding every last detail to make it look perfect!
The pictures don't do it justice, it is amazing! Everyone on the streets would stop us to see him transform!
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