PLEASE JOIN IN THIS THREAD IF YOU WILL BE MAKING A TRANSFORMERS COSTUME THIS YEAR!
I have an almost 3-year old son who LOVES transformers or anything robot, really. He doesn't get to see the movie, seeing how he's just 3, but everytime he sees those transformers on tv, he screams "'BOT!!!! 'BOT!!!!!! Mama!!! 'BOT!!!!!!" lol
Apparently they have come out with an Optimus Prime costume for sale. But the smallest size is 4-6, which is going to be huge on him. So of course his crafty mom who cannot say no to a fun project is going to have to make a transformer costume for him.
So I went to the fabric store last night and bought a bunch of stuff. Over the next month or so, all this fabric will TRANSFORM into a couple of costumes. heh heh
There are various colors of polyester ponte, stretchy metallic, and headliner foam fabric. All from Joann's. I was debating whether to use the ponte or instead get satin so it would all be shiny, but I decided in the end to get the ponte since it has a little sheen to it but more importantly, a little bit of stretch.
I'm going to try to make it "soft-sculpture"-like, and that's where the headliner foam comes in.
The plan is to make a Bumblebee costume for my son, and then make an Optimus Prime costume for my husband. I'll use black shirts/leggings for the foundation, and then make car pieces to attach to it.
My son's birthday is at the end of september, and I'm hoping to have this all done by then. I'm going to make the Optimus Prime costume in secret, so that my husband can surprise him at his birthday party. Then they can wear their costumes the next month for Halloween.
Anyhoo, I thought it'd be fun to start a thread and document my progress, and if anyone else is going to be making Transformers costumes this year, feel free to join in and maybe we can swap ideas for construction.
I probably won't get started until next week, because I'm giving a beginning sewing presentation on saturday for my mom's group and I need to work on that. But once that's done, it'll be robot-central at my house!