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Transforming Halloween Answered

Ever since seeing the Transformers movie I just couldn't stop thinking about transformers. So I decided a Transformer costume was it this year. It started out as just a box and later became more elaborate and more of a car. IT IS FINALLY DONE. Took three months but it's done. Pictures of the final product is here. Today I took it to school for a contest. I probably transformed at least twenty times. At one point the tape wasn't working on the spoiler because the "haters" would tear it off. So we used a bolt instead. In the contest people were chanting my name and I won ... a cheapy blue necklace. But now whenever I was going around the block all I would hear is "Are you the Transformer kid? Transform for us". Of course I would. So if anyone has questions or wants me to post instructions let me know. The instructions will be hard because of the variety of height and weight.

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jsxray

10 years ago

I am making this for my sons this year. What material did you use to fasten the arms to the kid? How did you attatch the back portion around his neck? Any help would be appreciated.

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alecgates15jsxray

Reply 10 years ago

I used velcro and taped it to the inside. For the back, I had a strap on each side and had another click strap through them. For the neck (I'm assuming you mean the hood in vehicle mode), I taped it to the back/window piece.

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Zoawsomealecgates15

Reply 9 years ago

Where can you find the velcro and the strap thing holding the back piece to you??

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Zoawsome

9 years ago

did you decide to name the transformer?

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zackhat

10 years ago

Soon

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zackhat

10 years ago

Instructions Please

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bittereloquence

10 years ago

Okay, that is just awesome. And are you deliberately coloring him to look like G1 Smokescreen? In which case that just triples the epicness of this whole project. Very nicely done.

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Sandisk1duo

10 years ago

That's very cool! too bad i'm too old for transformers....

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jsxray

10 years ago

Also, how did you protect the portion of car that they walk on to keep it from being destroyed?

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alecgates15jsxray

Reply 10 years ago

I use quite a bit of clear shipping tape, just be careful of the bumper bending.

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MJ08Anderson

11 years ago

Can you give me the exact dimentions then?

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MJ08Anderson

11 years ago

could i have some instructions?

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Lftndbt

11 years ago

Nice work! Ummm wouldn't it be easier if you trans'd into the truck? Might give you more room. ;) Ring the doorbell then stay trans'd as the vehicle until they give you candy! Then transform and run away. LoL!

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alecgates15Lftndbt

Reply 11 years ago

We actually tested for me to be a truck but that actually made it more compact inside because the top wouldn't fit. Great idea about being trans'd but I would end up really tired and doing that all night.

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alecgates15TeacherOfTheWays

Reply 11 years ago

Well I'm about 5' 1 3/4" 108 lbs so the sizes might be different. If you want me to look for specific measurements just let me know.

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TeacherOfTheWaysalecgates15

Reply 11 years ago

Ya that would be good, um could u tell me the measurements of the arm and leg pieces. Like hight and lengh. And then also the front flaps how big are they. Thanks so much!!!

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TeacherOfTheWaysalecgates15

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks that helps alot! Also what is the length and hight of the window thing at the top. Thanks

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GoodhartTeacherOfTheWays

Reply 11 years ago

The easiest way to make a "jigsaw puzzle" is to start with a complete picture, then cut it up. If it is big enough to "be inside of" the dimensions should be ok.

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MJ08Anderson

11 years ago

could i have some instuctions attach them to an email and email me at : MJ08Anderson@gmail.com

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royalestel

11 years ago

GReat job! Dude, you ain't "hefty" or even close. You're just fine.

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alecgates15

11 years ago

The video has been uploaded

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TeacherOfTheWaysalecgates15

Reply 11 years ago

Wow! SUPER GREAT JOB! That is wayyy better than my one. nice going! I am currently working on another costume though =P