Transformer Twin Brothers Costume
|Costume type:||Costumes for Boys|
This homemade costume for boys entered our 2020 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Shalini, the 'Transformer Twin Brothers' costume creator:
My twin boys, now 7yrs old, love transformers and this was a perfect way to celebrate halloween! Not to forget, they enjoyed overnight stardom...yup they are local celebrities now! It definitely took time to make the costumes, but I feel it was worth the effort :) They really love it and may be can use them for one more year, at the least! May be one day, we can pass the costumes onto grand kids ;-)
My heartfelt thanks to the dad who originally made these costumes...I followed his instructions very closely. His youtube tutorial can be found at -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOCR8mttnyA
Bumblebee took a little more time than Optimus prime (atleast a month of extra work) and I could actually reuse many of the materials between the two, except for paint ofcourse. I spent hours when possible, making the costumes and overall it took me about 60 hours for bumblebee and about 35 hours for optimus prime.
Bumblebee has a foam sheet as a base for the body, which I had to cut into right shape and sand it, to give the beafy look. Having the foam sheet as body, also makes it easy to paint and gives a very smooth surface. Underneath, it has a wooden frame, measured and glued according to the kids shoulder/ back length. It is really important to make sure this is done really well...it drives how well they can transform and fit in. If the frame is too broad, your child will have problems holding up the costume. Good thing is we used soft foam liners inside, so it doesn't bother his shoulders.
This costume doesn't have a wooden frame for support...instead it uses the right sized cardboard to directly go in as the body of the truck. Majority of the work went into making the arm and leg of the truck. We were able to get most of the supplies from homedepot.
Hope you all like the costumes! Have a great Halloween and Stay safe!!!
Shalini, Santosh, Aditya & Aryan :)