Awesome Transformers Costume DIY Transforming Optimus Prime

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Transformers Costume DIY Halloween Project Without any outside influence, my son used to play pretend that he could transform like a Transformer. The idea’s been done before, but not as I have. What sets mine apart from the other transforming costumes is that it can transform from vehicle to robot mode in seconds. You too … Read more

Awesome Homemade Optimus Prime Costume

Awesome Homemade Optimus Prime Costume

My creative 9-year-old son, Blade, wanted to be Optimus Prime Transformer,  so I started brainstorming!  This costume was a challenge because of all the individual pieces. Make sure and measure your child perfectly before you begin ( I learned this the hard way). Total money spent was around $25 as I used a lot of … Read more

Transforming Optimus Prime Costume Design

Transforming Optimus Prime Costume Design

I spent the past month and a half working on my son Logan’s transforming Optimus Prime costume design for Halloween. He loves Optimus Prime so Daddy decided to let him feel like he was actually Optimus Prime. Turns out there are costumes out there like this on the web, so I tried to be as … Read more

Coolest Transforming Optimus Prime Costume

Coolest Transforming Optimus Prime Costume

The idea for this transforming Optimus Prime costume was inspired by my son’s love of Transformers. During the first quarter of 2015, this love turned into an obsession. While discussing random real-life objects, such as ceiling fans, bulldozers, clocks, etc., he would constantly ask the question “But…can it transform?” He also began walking and talking … Read more

Dream Come True Optimus Prime Transformer Costume

Dream Come True Optimus Prime Transformer Costume

This was a fun costume to make! We weren’t sure if we could pull this off but it ended up coming together better than we had imagined. We took 2 boxes and painted them up and used LOTS of tape to hold the “hood” on so that it could flip back and forth. This was … Read more

Coolest G1 Optimus Prime Costume

Coolest G1 Optimus Prime Costume

This Optimus Prime costume was made for my son to go to MCM Comic Con Scotland in 2014. Optimus Prime Costume Details The costume was made mostly from boxes which were just hot glue melted together. The hardest part of the costume was the making of the head. It was built around a work safety … Read more

Cool Optimus Prime Costume with Light-Up Matrix

Cool Optimus Prime Costume with Light-Up Matrix

I’ve been coming up with Optimus Prime costume ideas and Optimus prime suits for years! My latest idea is to have a light-up matrix in the chest. The Prime Suit is a six foot robot. It’s free-standing, transforms into a semi truck and is also a comfortable costume. Features of this Optimus Prime Costume Free-standing You … Read more

Best Cardboard Transformers Optimus Prime Costume

Best Cardboard Transformers Optimus Prime Costume

I was between jobs and desperately in need of cash as the month came to a close along with household bills. I always love going all out on Halloween with my friends and family. The joy it brings to absolutely everyone from strangers to loved ones while seeing others’ creativity come to life is priceless. … Read more

Awesome Homemade Optimus Prime Costume (with Battle Wounds)

Awesome Homemade Optimus Prime Costume (with Battle Wounds)

Optimus Prime, completely made with from around the house items with the help of bondo, paint ,RC wheels and talented airbrush work and plenty of hot glue and cardboard . This costume took three months and a part a day mentality , if not this would have been too overwhelming ! First step was getting … Read more

Realistic Transformers Optimus Prime Costume

Realistic Transformers Optimus Prime Costume

I normally brainstorm a little before I choose my Halloween costume but this year was different. I had seen others in the past do an Optimus Prime costume, but I wanted to make it better and I was up for the challenge. It took me about two months to build it almost entirely out of … Read more

Greatest Optimus Prime Auto Bot Costume

Greatest Optimus Prime Auto Bot Costume

My son is in 8th grade and wanted to end middle school with the best Halloween Costume. I was little worried on how I could pull this off. I first printed out pictures of the cartoon, original and new versions of Optimus Prime. We then began to search for certain box shapes. One wide enough for … Read more

Work of Love Optimus Prime Costume

Work of Love Optimus Prime Costume

I made this Optimus Prime costume in 20 hrs over 25 days out of cardboard, foam board, duct tape, hot glue, rubber and plastic – and lots and lots of spray paint! I put blood (literally), sweat, and a little tears into this project. Everyone thought I was crazy when I started but when it … Read more

Battle Scarred Optimus Prime Costume for a Boy

Battle Scarred Optimus Prime Costume for a Boy

My son, Cameron (6) is obsessed with transformers, and he decided he wanted to be Optimus Prime this year. We started collecting boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, etc. a few months ago. Originally, he wanted to look like the new modern Optimus Prime, but thankfully he decided on the classic Prime, from the … Read more

Cool Transforming Transformer Costume

Cool Transforming Transformer Costume

My 7 year old son wanted to be Optimus Prime this year, and I embraced the challenge! We used cardboard boxes and made several trips back to the store for “just one more roll” of duct tape. Coffee can lids make up the wheels, and square tissue boxes fit his legs perfectly. Flashlights from the … Read more

Awesome Transforming Optimus Prime Costume

Awesome Transforming Optimus Prime Costume

My son is absolutely obsessed with Transformers and he wanted more than anything to be Optimus Prime (the leader of the autobots). he also wanted his costume to be able to transform. I told him that i didn’t think they made costumes like that. He insisted that I make him one. Not wanting to disappoint … Read more

Cardboard Box Optimus Prime Transformer Costume

Cardboard Box Optimus Prime Transformer Costume

My son Danial loves transformers. I’m mean really loves transformers! Especially Optimus prime. So this year I decided to make his costume. I found a homemade Optimus Prime costume on Pinterest but it looked complicated. It took this guy 3 months to make. Don’t get me wrong, it looked amazing but just too complicated for … Read more

Awesome G1 Optimus Prime Costume from Recycled Materials

Awesome G1 Optimus Prime Costume from Recycled Materials

From an early age, I was a fan of Generation 1 Transformers and was fascinated by them. Therefore, when I had the opportunity and the know-how, I decided to create my own life-sized transformer costume. I chose to model my costume after Optimus Prime, as the most recognizable character and to stick to the Gen … Read more

Coolest Optimus Prime Transformer Homemade Halloween Costume

My son loved Transformers, especially Optimus Prime!  So, we decided to attempt making Optimus Prime.   My wife used numerous boxes, paper

My son loved Transformers, especially Optimus Prime!  So, we decided to attempt making an Optimus Prime Transformer homemade Halloween costume.   My wife used numerous boxes, paper towel rolls, spray paint, an old hard hat, LED touch lights, duct tape, patience and tons of hot glue to hold it all together.  This costume took about … Read more

Creative Transformers Costume

Creative Transformers Costume

I could not say no to my son Dylan when he wanted to be a Transforming Optimus Prime for Halloween. We made this creative Transformers costume from scratch. Deciding what materials to use as we went along. To make this costume we used boxes, paper towel tubes, tires from an firetruck toy, spray paint, paint, … Read more

Cool Little Optimus Prime Homemade Halloween Costume

My 5 year old nephew is nutso crazy about the transformers! I kinda hafta add that i too love them dearly (heh). I've made his costume one time befo

My 5 year old nephew is nutso crazy about the transformers! I kinda have to add that I too love them dearly (heh). I’ve made his costume one time before when he wanted to be Thomas the tank engine and I HAD to deliver again this year! Based more on the classic cartoon version. I wish I … Read more

Original Transforming Optimus Prime Costume

My son wanted to be Optimus Prime. Don't they all!?! Anyway...We started by finding a Powerwheels truck body and refiguring it. We cut the nose (f

My son wanted a Transforming Optimus Prime costume. Don’t they all!?! Anyway… We started by finding a Powerwheels truck body and re-figuring it. We cut the nose (fenders and hood) from the body (cab) and the bed, then reattached them all so that they hinged. Basically, my son stood inside the cab, which sat on … Read more

Coolest Homemade Transforming Optimis Prime Costume

Homemade Transforming Optimis Prime Costume

Optimis Prime 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 … Read more

Cool Homemade Optimus Prime Costume

Homemade Optimus Prime Costume

Here is one of my favorite hero’s. The supreme transformer Optimus Prime. I wanted to make this very cheaply, using recycled cardboard, recycled plastic from Pepsi bottles and easy-to-transform new material such as chrome, mactac and extruded polystyrene. An important achievement was to make myself as tall and as wide as possible without losing proportion. … Read more

Coolest Homemade Optimus Prime Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Optimus Prime Halloween Costume Idea

This Homemade Optimus Prime Halloween Costume Idea is based on the “Masterpiece” Optimus Prime Action Figure. There are a few other Prime costumes online, but to my knowledge (based on a number of internet searches), it is the only fully functioning Optimus Prime costume built on drywall stilts. With my original height of 6’3″ plus … Read more