Can you believe this is homemade? TeamSugar user dannyeurena made his very own Optimus Prime costume for Halloween one year. Here's what he had to say about it:
"When first beginning my search for the most awesome Halloween costume ever created, I first wanted to pick something I've always loved. This lead to my childhood love for Transformers which eventually became my Magnus Opus or Optimus Prime to be exact. Once I had the idea I shared it with my family and thus began the endless nights, thousands of glue gun burns and my invasion occupation of my living room. I unshackled the little geek in me and let him run buck wild 'til his heart's delight.
All together I spent about $40 — $50 bucks, finding most materials from what I had in my garage or around the home.
Things you'll need:
- Hot glue gun (and sticks — the bigger the bag the better)
- Duct tape (red, gray and yellow)
- Masking tape (mainly for paint)
- Small ruler and big ruler
- Exacto blade
- Spray Paints (primer, red, blue, white and metallic)
- $.99 cents store mini flashlights (four of them)
- Hard hat (about six dollars at any hardware store)
- Velcro (found at major stores like Target, Kmart etc.)
- Lots and lots of cardboard, or foam board. Most companies throw out scrap or just go to your local markets and ask them to save you some before tossing.
- Two tin cans (emptied of course)
- Two plastic report sheet covers (for the windshields)
- I used old hockey gloves but any cheap canvas ones will work.
- Packaging tubes or PVC piping
Over the last month I've found myself staring at piles of trash while driving, hoping to find something I can use for my costume. Always try to be frugal and inventive.