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

Transformers Halloween Costume

(Editor’s note: We decided to put this costume in the Transformer’s category although it was called “Armor of God” by its creator). I made this Halloween costume entirely out of ‘WASTE FOAM” from appliance boxes. It was a project for our Church and I wanted to be a bit more creative than an “Angel” or … Read more

Coolest Homemade Bumble Bee Transformer Costume

Homemade Bumble Bee Transformer Costume

My 3 year old niece wanted to be Bumble Bee so I got busy on ideas for a Homemade Bumble Bee Transformer Costume. I set to work. I first had to find the proper fabric and foam. A new saving grace was finding stiff felt. Most of my time making the costume was trouble shooting. … 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

Coolest Bumblebee Transformer DIY Costume

Coolest Bumblebee Transformer Costume - boyfriend wearing it...

My boyfriend is totally in love with the Transformer movies, and so I decided this year I would make a homemade Bumblebee Transformer costume. A lot of people doubted that it would actually transform and look cool, but I did it. It took me a lot of cardboard, glue sticks, duct tape, and THE DOLLAR … Read more

Coolest Homemade Optimus Prime Kids Costume

Homemade Optimus Prime Kids Costume

This is 8 year old Branson in his homemade Optimus Prime kids costume. We started printing all kinds of pictures of Optimus Prime. First we started with the sleeper and the cab. We rolled the cardboard so that the sleeper would be round. Then cut out the other pieces and hot glued them all together. … Read more

Transformers Halloween Costume

This idea to be Transformers was my brother’s. We knew we wanted to make our Halloween costume and not use store bought ones. At first we all agreed to be PEZ (the candy). To be more specific, Star Wars PEZ. We planned on making the heads out of paper-mache and our bodies out of cardboard. … Read more

Cool Optimus Prime Costume

Homemade Optimus Prime Costume

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 … Read more

Cool Homemade Transformer Costume

Homemade Transformer Costume

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 … Read more

Coolest Bud Light Bottle Transformer Costume

Coolest Bud Light Bottle Transformer Costume

For a long time now I wanted to make a Transformer costume that actually transformed! Making your own costume can be very time consuming, so I needed an idea that would be simple enough that an amateur could do. In the past I did a Zoltar costume and Power Loader costume. The Zoltar costume is … Read more

Original Homemade Optimus Prime Costume

Homemade Optimus Prime Costume

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 … Read more

Allspark Halloween Costume

I was going to be a Rubik’s cube so I went to Wall-mart and got my supplies but as I stood in line I watched the DVD menu for the new Transformer movie. The menu basically revolved around the glowing all spark and I thought to myself, forget Rubik and his cube, let’s have a … Read more

Original Homemade Transformer Costume

Homemade Transformer Costume

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 … Read more

Coolest Homemade Transformer Kids Costume Idea

Homemade Transformer Kids Costume Idea

My son really loves Transformers but all the costumes out there looked so cheap. This Transformer Kids Costume Idea took about 3 weeks but I did not spend more than a couple hours a day on it, and a lot of that time was waiting for the paint and glue to dry. First I looked … Read more

Coolest Formula One Transfomer Costume

Homemade Formula One Transfomer Costume

I’m an artist living in Austin, TX who spends every September and October making my kids Halloween costumes. My son wanted to be a Transformer again. As an experiment, I wanted to see if I could motorize his wheels this time and make the costume functional as a car. His body serves as the frame. … Read more

Coolest DIY Optimus Prime and Bumblebee Halloween Costume Ideas

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 … Read more

Super Cool Tranformer Costume

(Editor’s note: We decided to put this costume in the Transformer’s category although it was called “Armor of God” by its creator). I made this Halloween costume entirely out of ‘WASTE FOAM” from appliance boxes. It was a project for our Church and I wanted to be a bit more creative than an “Angel” or … Read more

Coolest Homemade Hummer H2 Transformer Costume

Homemade Hummer H2 Transformer Costume

This is an account of the Homemade Hummer H2 Transformer Costume that I constructed for my 12-year-old son, Duncan. He is the transformed robot mode of an alien “autobot” Hummer H2. The costume is actually an elaborate exoskeleton with parts riveted to a framework underneath. This framework was made from different-sized plastic insulated coffee mugs, … Read more

Coolest Homemade Optimus Prime Adult Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Optimus Prime Adult Halloween Costume Idea

This was my first attempt at ever building my own Halloween costume. My sister and her husband started doing detailed costumes for Halloween parties they hosted a few years ago… So, this year I had a lot more time on my hands and decided to bring more to the party than a store bought costume … Read more

Transformer Bumblebee Costume

Transformer Bumblebee Costume

Well last year, I wanted to make my son, Xavier, his favorite character from the Transformer’s movie. So I thought about paper machaeing the helmet that he’ll wear. He gave me this odd look like I’m not gonna wear that. He is hearing impaired by the way so explaining the process was hard to explain … Read more

Coolest Transformers Costume

Transformers Costume

My name is Chris. My best friend(Jason) asked me to help him build a costume for his nephew(Mikey). He wanted to be a robot from a recent film. Mikey was upset because every year the same girl at his school won the costume contest. This was all the motivation three boys needed. So, for this … Read more

Coolest HomemadeTransformer Bumble Bee Costume

HomemadeTransformer Bumble Bee Costume

Here is my son Ayden in his Transformer Bumblebee costume. His costume is made of all camping bed form, tons of hot glue and paint. I had used different references form online pictures to get the look that I wanted. Once all together I had painted and added Velcro to hold it together too. The … Read more

Coolest Transforming Transformer DIY Halloween Costume

Homemade Transforming Transformer DIY Halloween Costume

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 … Read more

Coolest Bumblebee Transformer Halloween Costume

Bumblebee Trick or Treating

My 3 yr. old son loves Bumblebee the Transformer, so my wife and I started looking in stores for a Bumblebee Transformer Halloween costume to buy, only to be horribly disappointed in the quality of the costumes available. I had made his costume last year, but used foam core board and I wasn’t convinced this … Read more