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Optimus Prime Costume

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Optimus Prime Costume

Optimus Prime

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

This homemade costume for boys entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.

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

My 5 year old son is wearing the costume. He came across the 80's version of The Transformers on Netflix and fell in love with Optimus Prime. I have to admit that I have fond memories of the show and toys from my childhood. When he asked to be Optimus Prime I was all in for making it happen. I searched the internet for pictures and drawings of him as well as pictures of costumes other people have made. I then collected cardboard and cereal boxes and went to work cutting, folding, hot gluing and spray painting until he looked he looked like the leader of the Autobots. Materials used: Cardboard boxes, cereal boxes, hot glue sticks, spray paint, Velcro, toy construction helmet and wheels from a beat-up toy truck. Cost $20

Rating: 3.9 of 5. Votes: 9

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#1 comment by Christine September 14, 2014

This is awesomeness!

#2 comment by Fiona October 24, 2014

That is so awesome!

#3 comment by Nadia November 16, 2014

Can you email me the instructions?

#4 comment by Nicole Brown October 15, 2015

I love it! More importantly, my 4 yr old who wants to be optimus prime, will love it:-) Could you email me instructions?

#5 comment by Adele August 20, 2016

Would love some instructions too! can you pls email me too?

#6 comment by Karen October 11, 2016

Would love a copy of your directions e-mailed to me if you don't mind

#7 comment by Cherie September 14, 2017

Would you pls email me a copy of directions too pls

#8 comment by Loi McKinley October 2, 2017

I have been looking for something like this for my 3 yr old. Do you have instructions to share? Would love them. Thank you and good job on making it happen. ~ L

#9 comment by Melissa October 14, 2017

I would love to know how you built it! This is what my son wants to be for Halloween.

#10 comment by Katie October 22, 2017

Do you have directions? I would love directions my son just decided he wanted to be Optimus Prime and all the costumes just seem so cheap to me ��

#11 comment by Donna June 11, 2018

Did anyone get instructions? I would love to do this as a summer project with my grandchildren!

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