2016 Halloween Costume Contest
Enter 2016 Costume Contest

Optimus Prime Costume

Optimus Prime Costume

Optimus Prime Costume

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Costume type:  Costumes for Boys
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for boys entered our 2016 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Kenna, the 'Optimus Prime' costume creator:

My creative nine 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 around $25 as I used alot of items I already had laying around the house. You will need common items such as duct tape ( blue, red, white, & silver) I used 6 rolls total (2 red 2 blue, one silver, and one white), lots and lots of cardboard, hot glue, foam (yellow, gray, red, and gray) , and 4 red mini flashlights , wheels from old RC toy, two soup cans, one gift wrapping tube, 2 toilet paper tubes, and an old baseball/bicycle helmet. The body pieces are all made of out cardboard and wrapped with duct tape to give it a sturdy and shiny finish, I used crafter's foam for the details on hand, feet and chest piece. I used hockey gloves for hands. the helmet was an old baseball helmet wrapped in duct tape with added cardboard pieces. This costume won first place in a local costume contest at the Great Pumpkin Festival in Allardt TN earlier this month! The crowd was in AWE as my son Blade took the stage as Optimus Prime!!!!! As he exited the stage he turned to the crowd and yelled.. Roll out Autobots!! It was a great finishing touch to this costume! He was So proud of his FIRST PLACE ribbon!! We had total strangers stopped and and ask to snap a picture! My 9 yr old son was super proud of this costume which made me super happy! I have enjoyed making all his Halloween costumes over the years, such great memories. I strongly suggest everyone to give it their best shot and make Halloween fun! Thanks Kenna (mom-creator)


#1 comment by April October 4, 2016

This is awesome!!

#2 comment by Jennifer K October 4, 2016

Such a super cool costume! I'll have to remember this for next year!

#3 comment by Blade October 4, 2016

It's awesome !! My mom made it!!

#4 comment by Tonya Weingart October 4, 2016

This costume even impressed my 14 1/2 year old son. That is not easy to do! Great job!

#5 comment by Ann hatfield October 4, 2016

Awesome costume

#6 comment by Amanda October 4, 2016

Great job!

#7 comment by Amy Cox October 4, 2016

Awesome costume!! Great job!

#8 comment by Jennifer Conatser October 4, 2016

Awesome job!

#9 comment by LISA October 4, 2016

Love it!

#10 comment by Autumn Brown October 4, 2016

love love love this %uD83D%uDE0D%uD83D%uDE0D

#11 comment by Jason October 4, 2016

Awesome job

#12 comment by Carol October 4, 2016

Love it

#13 comment by Lgarrett October 4, 2016

Awesome costume! !!

#14 comment by Stacy October 4, 2016

Awesome job!

#15 comment by Shasta Choate October 4, 2016


#16 comment by Rylie Tompkins October 4, 2016

Looks great!

#17 comment by Crysti October 4, 2016

Yay blade .. vote

#18 comment by James October 4, 2016


#19 comment by Machelle October 4, 2016


#20 comment by Amanda October 4, 2016

Cool costume!!

#21 comment by Heather October 4, 2016

Very awesome!!!

#22 comment by Denton October 4, 2016

Great Costume

#23 comment by K garrett October 4, 2016

It's my favorite costume yet!

#24 comment by Chastity Miller October 4, 2016

Super creative!

#25 comment by Kathy October 4, 2016

Cool costume!!!

#26 comment by Michelle October 4, 2016

Great costume!

#27 comment by Sabrina October 4, 2016

Love this! Great job!

#28 comment by Amanda October 4, 2016

Wow! This is super impressive. This must have taken lots of time and creativity

#29 comment by Amy October 4, 2016

Sooooo cool !

#30 comment by Amelia October 4, 2016

Great job! This is one of the coolest Halloween costumes I've ever seen!

#31 comment by Jane Smith October 4, 2016

I couldn't believe how well this turned out! %uD83D%uDE0D

#32 comment by Rhonda October 4, 2016

Great job!!

#33 comment by Susan October 4, 2016

love it!!!!

#34 comment by Beth Stephens October 4, 2016

Great job!

#35 comment by Melissa October 4, 2016

Great job Kenna!

#36 comment by Jessica Sutton Nichols October 4, 2016

Sevana and I love it Blade! Kenna you do such an amazing job on your costumes!!!

#37 comment by Lisa Cooper October 4, 2016

Great job Kenna an Blade

#38 comment by Sharon Smith October 4, 2016

Great costume!!

#39 comment by Misty H October 4, 2016

Every boys dream costume! Great job! Definitely a creative masterpiece and inspiration! Where's my glue gun?

#40 comment by Kim pride October 4, 2016

Beyond awesome!

#41 comment by Sherri October 4, 2016

Great job Kenna!!!

#42 comment by Joyce October 4, 2016

Great costume

#43 comment by Rhilda October 4, 2016

Awesome another great costume

#44 comment by Jody Hancock October 4, 2016

Love the costume!!! Great job Kenna :)

#45 comment by Jim Buck October 4, 2016

I vote for Blade Garrett. So creative.

#46 comment by Ami October 4, 2016

Awesome job! Love it!

#47 comment by Ami October 4, 2016

Awesome job! Love it!

#48 comment by Cali Garrett October 5, 2016

I have the coolest family %uD83D%uDE1D

#49 comment by Debbie Anderson October 5, 2016

Great job!

#50 comment by Leslie October 5, 2016

Love it!

#51 comment by Valerie Rice October 5, 2016

Very creative! Impressive design Mom. Cool costume Blade, thumbs up!

#52 comment by Lisa Sears October 5, 2016

Great costume, well thought of, lots of time, love and less money. It's for sure blue ribbon!! Love it. Great Job

#53 comment by Shawna Denton October 5, 2016

Love it

#54 comment by NG October 5, 2016

Super cool!

#55 comment by SH October 5, 2016

Fantastic costume!

#56 comment by RWM October 5, 2016


#57 comment by Ruth October 5, 2016

I love it!!! Super creative and definitely deserving of the first place ribbon!! Way to go Kenna & Blade!!

#58 comment by Missie Cravens October 5, 2016

Love it!

#59 comment by Wanda October 6, 2016

Love it. Very creative

#60 comment by Daniel October 6, 2016

This is one of the most innovative costume ideas I have ever seen. The creativity is truly the best!

#61 comment by Jaeda October 6, 2016

love it!!

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