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Optimus Prime Costume

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Optimus Prime Costume

Optimus and Bumblebee (sans mask!)

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Photo #1 - Optimus and Bumblebee (sans mask!) Photo #2 - Optimus amongst the neighborhood kids Photo #3 - With Hermione! Photo #4 - At the office Photo #5 - Optimus Prime
Costume type:  Costumes for Men
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for men entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.

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

Hi Everyone! A bit of history...my son wanted to be Bumblebee this year for Halloween. My initial plan was to build him a sweet costume from scratch-but...he found one at the store he loved, so we bought him that one instead.

That left me free to spend all my free hours building my own Optimus costume. I figured it would be absolutely adorable to take my little Transformer out trick-or-treating dressed as a huge Autobot.

Well, many hours of staring at Optimus Prime pictures for inspiration and three weeks of build time later, and you see the final result!

I've got a hard-hat as base for the helmet and hockey gloves for hands, but everything else is hand-crafted from cardboard and love, hot glue and duct tape. I'm normally 6'4", but added about 7 additional inches of height with rigid foam insulation built into the bottom of the feet.

Loads of work, and we went down to the wire, finishing the last bits on Halloween morning, but it was totally worth it and the most fun I've ever had on Halloween!

Rating: 4.8 of 5. Votes: 33

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#1 comment by John McCue November 10, 2012

It was a hoot walking the block with Optimus. He must have had 30 pictures taken with other trick or treaters and people jumping out of cars to get a shot of the 7 foot transformer. Kids flocked to him.

#2 comment by Kristi November 15, 2014

I love it. You did such a good job!

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