G1 Transformer Constructicon Costumes

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#1 Mike.g on 2 years ago

My 2 boys are 6 and 8 and they love transformers. I got them hooked on g1 at an early age. And I'll admit I'm living vicariously thought them now because I am building a transformer costume that can actually transform. First we had to figured out who to be. I personally wanted to create something that hasn't been done yet. Luckily last year I got my boys the entire devastator set and they think that they are awesome. So I had to sketch up all of them to see which ones would work best as a costume. We ended up going with Mixmaster and Longhaul.

I've never done anything like this, so I have been searching the net for examples and using my artist/animation background to come up with a working costume. I created a cardboard test where we kept making changes until it sized up right. Once I completed the test part I would use plastic board to build the final. In a perfect world you would use or see duct tape. But I'm on a time crunch so hot glue and DT are my friend.

I've been working on this for a while, but most of the supplies finally arrived so I'm now in high gear to get both costumes done. I've posted several photos on my [URL="http://3dautosports.deviantart.com/"]deviantart page.[/URL]

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[B]First test animation to make sure this could work!
[IMG]http://orig09.deviantart.net/0e35/f/2016/259/6/b/transformer_costume_animation_test_by_3dautosports-dahtlxl.gif[/IMG]

Next I created a prototype of the main parts and modified them til they fit right.
[IMG]http://orig05.deviantart.net/31f2/f/2016/259/7/8/costume_fight_pose__by_3dautosports-dahtiyp.jpg[/IMG]

Now that I had good fitting test parts, I re-created them using light plastic colored sheets.
[IMG]http://orig09.deviantart.net/6207/f/2016/259/3/e/transformer_costume_standing_outside_front_by_3dautosports-dahtiyk.jpg[/IMG]

Making sure the final one fits.
[IMG]http://orig12.deviantart.net/36a3/f/2016/259/2/3/transformer_costume_left_leg_by_3dautosports-dahtiyg.jpg[/IMG]

I also created the barrel using large construction paper wrapped around foam wheels and small stick framing that I got at Hobby Lobby.
[IMG]http://orig08.deviantart.net/cc60/f/2016/259/d/d/transformer_costume_mixmaster_leg_with_barrel_by_3dautosports-dahtiy5.jpg[/IMG][/B]

#2 Mike.g on 2 years ago

Both Legs are done, and I am starting work on the Truck Cab.

[IMG]http://3dautosports.com/photos/2016Costume/Mixmaster_3-00.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://3dautosports.com/photos/2016Costume/Mixmaster_3-09.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://3dautosports.com/photos/2016Costume/Mixmaster_3-05.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://3dautosports.com/photos/2016Costume/Mixmaster_3-02.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://3dautosports.com/photos/2016Costume/Mixmaster_3-03.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://3dautosports.com/photos/2016Costume/0915162017a.jpg[/IMG]

#3 Marthony on 2 years ago

This is neat! Love the animation to describe how it all works. How have they turned out?

You may notice 3/4 of my costumes are Transformers. =) I hadn't looked in this sub-forum before now.

#4 Mike.g on 1 year ago

I totally forgot to post the final shots here. It was really fun to do and I'm looking forward to making something new next Halloween!

[IMG]http://3dautosports.com/photos/2016Costume/TransCostume_01.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://3dautosports.com/photos/2016Costume/TransCostume_02.jpg[/IMG]

#5 Mike.g on 1 year ago

I also uploaded a short video of the costumes transforming from a vehicle to standing:

[url]https://www.facebook.com/3dautosports/videos/365710977106456/[/url]

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