Ryan (4 years old) and I LOVED to watch the animated series on the HUB Network titled “Transformer’s Prime”. When he was 5, we looking at several costumes ideas for Halloween with a Transformers theme. And since I couldn’t find anything for myself, we decided it would be fitting to embark on a new challenge and make a full-scale costume of my favorite character.
This is a 100% EVA foam costume. We used about 60 square foam tiles and foam sheets (similar to the material you’d find on a gym floor). It’s put together by warping the foam with heat, hot-gluing the pieces together, and then spray-painting it to mirror Megatron’s metallic finish with purple (Energon) accents. It took us over 3 months to complete, and considering we had NO artistic capabilities, and had never tried something like this before, we were really happy with the outcome.
We only wore it a handful of times in October 2012. On a trick-or-treating adventure at our local Mall (see pic below), with Ryan dressed up as the arch enemy “Optimus Prime”, we were bombarded by people who wanted photos with Megatron. I also wore it to a Halloween Trunk Or Treat at his school when he was in 1st grade.
Ultimately our goal in doing this was to create a great lifelong memory for Ryan to look back on and also teach him to never be afraid of trying new things. We can only hope we were successful!Click Here to Download Attached File.