Transformers, like many other sci-fi and action hero films make perfect subjects for the fancy dress industry. Whilst the Transformers universe is filled with different characters, with names like Jazz, Beachcomber, Grapple, Blaster and Inferno, it seems that the only commercially available Transformers costumes are that of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Megatron.
Optimus Prime Costumes
Optimus Prime is the leader of the Autobots, the heroic Transformers from the planet Cybertron. Together Optimus Prime and the other Autobots battle the Decepticons (the bad Transformers) for control of their planet and to keep peace in the universe as a whole. One of OptimusPrime's favourite catch phrases is "Autobots, transform and roll out!" Optimus Prime fancy dress and Halloween costumes are available in bothchildrens and adult sizes as well as a few different styles.
Adult Optimus Prime Costumes
The official adult Optimus Prime costume is only available in the Movie and not the animated style, there is a deluxe as well as a standard version and they only come in one size (42-46) which they say should fit most adults. The Deluxe Adult costume comes with a jumpsuit, a mask and sculpted chest piece.
Childrens Optimus Prime Costumes
Here you can get the costume in the classic movie style as well as the animated series versions as well as a whole host of sizes to suit different ages of child.
The Kids Optimus Prime deluxe costume includes consists of a red, blue and grey jumpsuit, chest piece, toy arm weapon and face mask. It is available in child Sizes Small (4-6), Medium (7-8) and Large (10-12).
The Childs Animated version of the costume includes a semi-cab jumpsuit with attached foam chest and upper arms, two foam arm cuffs and a character mask that is available in Child Sizes: Small (4-6), Medium (7-8) and Large (10-12).
Bumblebee is the "little brother" of the heroic Autobots, he is continuously truing to prove himself to the taller, stronger robots that he respects, especially Optimus Prime. This wish to be respected by the others often puts him in danger as he is prone to taking risks. Because of his size he makes a useful spy as he can get into places that the others cannot.
Like the Optimus Prime costumes, Bumblebee costumes are available in both adult and child sizes as well as the classic movie and animated series styles, but new for 2009 is the Transformers Bumblebee Movie 3-D Deluxe Child Costume, which for me looks the best of them all and consists of a black, gray and yellow jumpsuit with 3-D armor that looks like real robot parts as well as a robot mask that matches the costume and completes the look of the BumblebeeAutobot. This costume is available in small, medium and large child sizes.
Transformers Megatron Costumes
Megatron is the leader of the evil Decepticons, he is both very powerful and ruthless and believes that the grand purpose for his race is to rule an empire, which will span the universe.
The Megatron costume is harder to find than the others, but it is available from BuyCostumes and also sometimes found on Amazon. The Costume is officially licensed and has a black, gray and silver Megatron style jumpsuit and matching Megatron helmet (mask). It only comes in one size that should fit most adult men (42-46).
Where to Buy Transformers Costumes
In the US, probably the best and most popular suppliers of Halloween costumes is BuyCostumes.com. The have the whole range of Transformers Costumes available, including the adult Megatron costume:
Transformers Costumes available on Amazon
Amazon has a good selection of Transformers Halloween Costumes with most sizes and styles availablen. It is always worth checking their prices to see what is available:
Interest in Transformers
The transformers have been around for ages, but with the Transformers release date for the new film on Friday 26th June 2009, the interest in these robots has hugely increased.
Using Google Trends, I took a look at how many people have been searching for terms related to Transformers on Google, and whilst you can see that interest has been increasing over the months leading up to the release of the new film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen it is not nearly as searched for as the original Transformers Movie released in 2007.
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