Ever since the line of toys was released in the 1980s, Transformers have been wildly popular among young children. The toys became so popular that there were multiple animated series, animated films, and most recently, live action films.
Starting in 2007, Michael Bay has directed many extremely popular live action Transformer films, and his final installment, The Last Knight, was released in the summer of 2017.
It’s no surprise to anyone, then that there are many kids out there who now want to dress up as the Transformers for Halloween, whether it be the newer live action versions or the old animated versions.
Easily the most popular character among the young boys who love Transformers is the protagonist, Optimus Prime. Optimus prime is easily recognizable, being the red and blue Transformer with a uniquely shaped helmet.
You can also see the front of the truck that Optimus Prime transforms into as his chest plate. Optimus Prime outfits come in various levels of detail, ranging from printed on fabric jumpsuits with half masks to 3D full mask highly detailed costumes.
You can also get costumes that look more like the characters from the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s cartoon shows instead of the live action movies. The other well-known character in the Transformers franchise is Optimus Prime’s sidekick, Bumblebee.
Bumblebee is a smaller, primarily yellow Transformer who works alongside Optimus Prime and was featured extensively in the live action movies. Much like the Optimus Prime costumes, there are various levels of detail in Bumblebee costumes.
Some of the costumes also have padded muscles, while others are more standard form fitting. Some of the masks available cover the entire face, while others leave large eye and mouth holes, allowing for more comfort.
For the most comfort, you can even get simple hoodies and pants styled after Bumblebee’s design. To complete any good Transformers costume, you’re going to want to add accessories.
For example, you could add the sword and shield that Optimus Prime used in the fourth Transformers movie. Both are molded from plastic, so they’re light enough to carry around and aren’t dangerous.
You could also add Bumblebee’s hand cannon to your Bumblebee costume, which is well padded on the inside for comfort, and slips on over your child’s hand. You can also add gloves that resemble the rest of the Transformer’s design, so you don’t have regular human hands sticking out and contrasting with the mechanical looking costume.