Transforming Optimus Prime Costume

Introduction: Transforming Optimus Prime Costume

About: I am an artist who enjoys many things. I enjoy paper crafting custom invitations for weddings, parties and special events. I enjoy making customized costumes and props for theater shows and Halloween. I enjoy …

Built the "vehicle mode" of Optimus Prime for my son so he could Transform. It is made out of cardboard boxes, cardboard tubes, cans, dixie cups, a filter for the grill and paint can lids. I used a small strand of battery operated Christmas lights to make the small lights up on the top light up. The headlights were the LED battery operated lights that you get to put up under your kitchen cabinets or in dark places in closets.

When he was walking from house to house he looked like the "robot" mode of Optimus Prime, he wore his toy helmet. Then at every door... he felt he HAD to transform. We he must have done it 100 times between trick-or-treating and the community trunk-or-treat we go to. It was a show stopper... even had some adults asking him to do it over and over as they showed their friends and then video taped it on their iphones.

Sadly I don't have a video of it myself as I had my hands full with my daughter. But here is a link to one on Facebook. My friend had taken it.!/video/video.php?v=107044832640571

He loved it and had such a blast.

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    1 year ago

    As far as I know instructables doesn't have a contest for the type of engaging parents such as you. If they ever do, you must enter. Connecting with your son like this is priceless.Your daughter is likewise fortunate. :)


    5 years ago

    amazing But i don't know how to do it -_-

    my son really likes transformers and would love to dress up like one. Would you be willing to take me step by step on how you created this amazing costume? I would really appreciate it and so would my son! Thanks!