|Costume type:||Costumes for Men|
A word from David, the 'Optimus Prime' costume creator:
This is me in my transforming Optimus Prime costume. It was my attempt to make one that both transforms and actually looks like him (most are one or the other). The design was developed through trial and error as the costume was constructed. Any attempt to explain how this thing is built would be very long and complicated.
This costume took, among other things, two wardrobe boxes and eight or so rolls of colored and gorilla duct tape.
A video of the transformation is found at: