Transforming Optimus Prime Costume
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This homemade costume for boys entered our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Kyle, the 'Transforming Optimus Prime' costume creator:
I have spent the past month and a half working on my son Logan's costume for Halloween. He loves Optimus Prime so Daddy decided to let him feel like he is Optimus Prime. Turns out there are costumes like this on the web so I tried to be as creative and detailed as possible to replicate the actual truck. I used multiple corrugated cardboard boxes, about 75 hot glue sticks, 4 cans of blue, red, metallic silver spray paint, 1 can of orange spray paint and 3 cans of black spray paint. I used shrink wrap to draw on and cut out the flames as stencils. There is approximately 15 ft of Velcro thoughout the costume to hold it to Logan. I paper machayed all edges to make it look like one piece. I also purchased LED push lights for the front headlights and two bicycle red LED lights for the rear lights. I bought an Optimus prime mask and built LED lights into it. There was so much trial and error to get this costume to function well so Logan can go trick or treating this year in it. Well worth my time to see my son smile and feel like he truly is Optimus Prime! Love you buddy.