Transformers Costumes Transform Your Halloween Wardrobe!
The Transformers franchise comes bearing a sense of wonder that is the envy of most franchises, and for good reason – who wouldn’t want not only their movies to be obscenely successful, but also make sure Transformer costumes and accessories were the crown jewel of every costume enthusiast’s wardrobe?
And this isn’t just a recent phenomenon, you could find an impressive number of Transformers costumes every Halloween even before the movies hit the scene (of course, those costumes were inspired by the designs seen in the animated series).
And after the movies hit the scene, well, you know the rest.
The reason for this demand for Transformers costume and accessories isn’t that surprising – Transformers was always a franchise rooted deeply in visual pizzazz, and the movies – thanks to the eye candy direction and impeccable CGI overseen by Michael Bay – simply continued that tradition with the necessary aplomb, both pleasing fans who grew up with the original designs, and making sure the new designs attracted the younger audience.
And attract the younger audience they did.
That doesn’t seem to change any time soon, what with this year seeing the release of Transformers: The Last Knight (which again upped the ante when it came to visuals), and the coming years having more of these movies inbound.
All of that makes now a great time to get your Transformers costume and show it off, and since Halloween is just around the corner, we thought we’d make a list of some of the best Transformers costumes and accessories you can get your hands on right now. This is that list.
1. Optimus Prime Theatrical Men's Costume
Product #: WC23353
Optimus Prime: Robot in Disguise in Chief.
We start our list off with arguably the best Transformer costume around – The Optimus Prime Theatrical Men's Costume.
Now, Transformers costumes are somewhat notorious for being hard to translate in a commercial form, with them being mostly CGI-ed, and while that problem can be countered by using high quality printed designs, there always certain special costumes that go the extra mile and lovingly recreate the most intricate of elements on the costume in question.
This happens to be one such costume, where the most minute of details is actually, physically recreated, making for an enchanting experience for the wearer.
The costume is based on the design Optimus Prime had for the first three Transformers movies, and while he’s gotten a few costume redesigns since then, there is a certain rough and tumble quality to that design that makes this costume an endearing purchase for the fans.
2. Transformers Age Of Extinction Optimus Prime Boys Sword
Product #: WC42917
All set to cut down dastardly Decepticons!
The difference between a good costume and a great costume can often come down to the use of accessories, and if you’re looking to turn your Optimus Prime costume from a good one to a great one, do not miss the 2. Transformers Age Of Extinction Optimus Prime Boys Sword!
Optimus Prime’s sword is almost as famous as the man (?) wielding it, and it’s only fair you unite it with your costume!
The sword itself is based on the design seen in Transformers: Age of Extinction, but should be the cherry on top of every cake that is an Optimus Prime costume.
3. Transformers Optimus Prime Men's Mask
Product #: WC23708
That’s what you call level headed!
Masks are great for those times when you want to be your favorite character, but can’t – or don’t want to – go through the process of getting a costume.
With a mask, things are easier than a costume – just pop one on your noggin, and you’re good to go. The Transformers Optimus Prime Men Mask is no different in that regard, and it is all you need to transform into your favorite Transformer!
Don’t forget to put on your best Peter Cullen impression for maximum impact.
4. Transformers Bumblebee Men's Costume
Product #: WC11707
Stings like a bee…
Optimus Prime may be the leader of the Autobots, but if the costume and other merchandise sales are anything to go by, it might as well be Bumblebee. Slick, smooth and irresistibly yellow, Bumblebee has always been hugely popular thanks to his cool design, and here we have the Transformers Bumblebee Men Costume, based on the original design seen in the first three films.
This costume, again, features the same rough and tumble design that Optimus Prime and other Transformers featured in the original trilogy, and will be an instant of those who favor the old design over the new eye-watering polished ones.
5. Transformers Age Of Extinction Bumblebee Men's Costume Deluxe
Product #: WC42966
Transformed and ready!
Transformers: Age of Extinction brought a whole new design language to the franchise, with the grit and real aesthetic making way for a highly polished and slick looking one.
Of course, it is natural the same aesthetic changes applied to the Transformers themselves as well, and all the Transformers received a design upgrade, explained by way of upgrades to the designs of the cars they were based on.
The Transformers Age Of Extinction Bumblebee Men's Costume Deluxe is a Bumblebee costume that has been upgraded to be more in line with Bumblebee’s new design, and the costume is fairly popular among costumers who feel they have outgrown their original Bumblebee costume, or simply want to add another to their collection!
6. Transformers Bumblebee Boys Kit
Product #: WC51753
Everything you need for that perfect finishing touch, all in one place.
We’ve said this time and again, but the difference between a good costume and a great costume is often the judicious use of the right accessories, no matter which sandbox your costume plays in.
Any Bumblebee costume you get from us will be pretty darn good already, but why not take things a step further and make it great?
The Transformers Bumblebee Boys Kit is just what you need, for it collects all the accessories – the shield, the iconic cannon and of course, a pair of gloves - you might desire to put the finishing touches on your Bumblebee costume, and conveniently offers them to you in a single package.
And since all of these accessories are based on designs seen from Transformers: Age of Extinction onwards, you can know they’ll be incredibly stylish.
7. Transformers 5 Optimus Prime Boys Costume
Product #: WC54740
The process of making Transformers even more visually impressive continued with this summer’s Transformers: The Last Knight, and just one look at Optimus Prime’s new ”costume” is all you need to know it was successful.
Optimus Prime’s design was refined even further, and with new hues to his costume, redesigned livery, a more mechanically exposed framework and a redesigned head, we might have the slickest looking Optimus Prime yet.
It’s understandable how most of us would like a costume to celebrate that, and the Transformers 5 Optimus Prime Boys Costume is here to help you do just that.
Featuring all the updated design elements as the Optimus Prime costume featured in the movie, you can expect this costume to be a big hit on Halloween, and maybe even beat out all the other Optimus Prime costumes in terms of sheer frequency of appearance.
8. Transformers 5 Bumblebee Boys Costume
Product #: WC54738
He’s got his mean face on this time around!
Just as Optimus Prime received a ”costume” upgrade with this summer’s Transformers: The Last Knight, so did Bumblebee.
Whereas Optimus Prime’s costume upheaval was more of a top to bottom systemic redesign, Bumblebee’s was more of a scaled back endeavor.
In its newest avatar, Bumblebee’s costume mixes up design elements from both his Age of Extinction costume, as well as his costume in the original trilogy, the result of which is a costume that features the nice mechanical look of the original one, but with the visual polish that has become a characteristic of the newer ones.
Bumblebee has a very sizable fan base, most of which is eager to get their hands on the latest and greatest Bumblebee costume, and the Transformers 5 Bumblebee Boys Costume is just the costume to satiate their needs.
The costume features all the redesigned elements seen on the new costume, all of which translate pleasantly to the one available for masses.
9. Transformers Bumblebee Muscle Boys Costume Deluxe
Product #: WC44564
The OG Bumblebee simply oozes charm and style.
This list wouldn’t be remotely complete if we didn’t mention the original Transformers costumes, the one that laid the foundation for modern ones to clean up the franchise costume market so nicely.
Since the original Transformers costume was a simple two-dimensional animated effort, it featured a wonderfully flat and angular aesthetic that translated very well to costumes. The same obviously held true for the Bumblebee costume, and while it wasn’t as detail heavy and intricate as any of the costumes Bumblebee has had in movies, it was still an incredibly eye pleasing effort.
The Transformers Bumblebee Muscle Boys Costume Deluxe is just the costume for those looking for a Bumblebee costume that’s stylish and impactful, yet different to everybody else’s.
10. Transformers Optimus Prime Boys Costume
Product #: WC8529
Optimus Prime manages to be a class apart even in his animated form.
Our list of must have Transformer costumes ends the way it started – with an Optimus Prime costume. Optimus Prime always manages to steal the show when it comes costumes, with his infinitely more intricately designed bodywork, and this is apparently a long tradition, as you can see from his costume from the animated series.
The costume features the same flat texture and bold colors as Bumblebee’s, thanks to the show’s general aesthetic, but features little touches here and there that make it stand out above every other animated Transformers costume nonetheless.
As with the previous costume on this list, the Transformers Optimus Prime Boys Costume is a must have for someone looking for an imposing Optimus Prime costume, but also one that’s different from everybody else’s.
…and that concludes our list!
All the costumes and accessories mentioned in this article can be found in the Transformers costumes section of Wonder Costumes, in addition to even more costumes and accessories that narrowly missed the list.