How to Make a Transformers Costume

How to Make a Transformers Costume

How to Make a Transformers Costume. There’s no denying it: transforming robots
are the coolest things in the universe. Here’s how to become your very own robot in
disguise. You will need Cardboard boxes of varying sizes
A utility knife or sharp scissors Spray paint and tempera paint Duct tape Tires from toy
trucks A hot glue gun Super glue A turtleneck, sweatpants, and gloves that match your Transformer’s
colors Dark or black shoes A friend and two ping-pong paddles. Children under 10 should not use a utility
knife or sharp scissors, and an adult should help older children. Step 1. Find a tall, rectangular moving box that will
fit over your upper body. It should be long enough to reach to your
waist and wide enough to go from armpit to armpit. Cut off the open flaps; then, cut circular
holes on each side for your arms and a hole on top for head. The armholes should fit snugly around your
arms. Ask your local grocery store, bike shop, appliance
store, or furniture shop for boxes. They’re often willing to give them away. Step 2. You’ll need two small boxes for each arm:
one for the shoulder and bicep, and one for the forearm (use just one box on a small child). Shoe or tissue boxes work well. Cut holes in the tops and bottoms so your
arms can fit through. Again, make sure the armholes are snug. Step 3. For the legs, choose two long and narrow boxes
– one for each leg. They should cover the distance from your knees
to your ankles. Make holes on opposite ends that are just
big enough to fit your feet through when you pull them on. The cardboard should sit firmly against your
calves and ankles. Step 4. Find a box that is just large enough to fit
around your head. Remove the bottom of the box and try it on. The headpiece should almost reach the torso
box resting on your shoulders. Take it off and cut out holes for the eyes. Paint two ping-pong paddles in a solid color
and glue them upside down on each side of the head box. They make great antennae. Step 5. Spray paint the cardboard boxes in colors
that correspond to your favorite Transformer. Use the tempera paint and duct tape to add
patterns and decorations, and glue the plastic wheels from a toy truck to the outside of
your leg boxes. Step 6. Put on a turtleneck, sweatpants, and gloves
that match your character’s colors. Step 7. Put on the costume, starting with the leg
pieces while you can still bend down. Then, put on some dark or black shoes. Have a friend lower the torso box onto your
upper body, and place the arm boxes over your arms, affixing them firmly into the armholes. Finish by putting the headpiece in place. Now all that’s left to do is transform and
roll out! Did you know In 2009, engineers completed
the first test flight of the Transition Roadable Aircraft, a two-person plane that can transform
into a car in less than 30 seconds.

100 Replies to “How to Make a Transformers Costume”

  1. My idea
    What you'll need: Cardboard boxes, Duct Tape

    Optional: Wrapping paper, ribbon, Spray Paint, Skates or a Skateboard

    Step 1: Open all the cardboard boxes apart and tape them together, so it'll look like just a big cardboard box

    Step 2: Make the bottom part bare, so you can put it on or off as well as eyeholes to see out of

    Step 3: Either paint it, wrap it like a present, or make logos such as the one Solid Snake from Metal Gear uses

    Step 4: Walk around outside to get cheap laughs

  2. 1st. you wont have freinds to help you if you do this. did you think of making this"oh hey since im a 50 year old i should make a costume"

  3. Oh Man this is sad. You know I would probably be one of those kids busting up laughing while telling the kid with the costume how it's "not so bad" XD Poor kid AND man with to much time on his hands.

  4. You know…I'm doing mine like costumers do it.
    With foamcore, hot glue, funky foam and patience.
    Fuck the cheap way.

  5. I got everything on your list but a friend.. And how do I add padding inside my suit when everyone in my neighborhood tries to nerd stomp me to death in my custom? Are you sure this will help me with the ladies and not just make me look like a child molestor wearing cardboard boxes in the middle of August?

  6. Even though some people think this is ridiculous, I personally think it's really creative! Nice job Howcast!

  7. @Graffiteh I work in a furniture shop and we get pillows and other stuff in big boxes. Sometimes ppl come and ask for the used boxes. I never thought that we could ask money for them.

  8. aw crap i made bumble bee in car form i better make another one in robo form i super glued my self in crap

  9. Pretty awesome :3 Now, to find out how to make one of those actual transforming ones 😛 I want to be a garbage can, a box or just something you'd find on the sidewalk on a normal day when I'm crouched/crawling, but then I stand up and scare the crap out of some poor guy 😀

  10. this is a very cool and creative way to make a transformers costume. I am currently putting my own costume together. I am creating a G1 starscream version thank you for this tutorial and a job well done!

  11. this is cool, but i wanted something that could tell me how to make a costume that would turn into an actual car when i crouched down

  12. you can draw the details on both sides of the torso and when you sit down you will look like you just transformed

  13. Ouchywawa! (Swaysway from Breadwinners) I think that won't fit 'cauz if I make a shakie
    a lot ppl thought optimus prime damaged

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