Are your kids Rescue Bots fans? Mine boys totally are so I thought I’d come up with fun costumes for them to wear this year for our super hero family costume theme. My boys were totally on board until a few months ago when they decided they’d rather be Batman and Robin. I kept moving forward on the costume plans because I knew Transformers Rescue Bots costumes would make great additions to our dress up collection! Here’s how I made easy DIY Transformers Rescue Bots costumes.
My initial inspiration came from a set of generic super hero costumes (red and green versions) I found at Target on clearance after Halloween. Using polyvore brainstormed ideas on how to create a superhero version of the Transformers Rescue Bots.
DIY Transformers Rescue Bots Costume
It’s really quite easy to modify a plain super hero costume (or t-shirt with cape) using an iron on transfer. I searched online for a Transformers symbol and then printed it on to iron on transfer paper (I used the dark fabrics style transfer paper). Add in a few Boulder inspired accessories: Green boots and a construction hard hat spray painted green and we were done! We already owned both pieces so it was easy and cheap to pull together!
The outside of the red vest had lightning bolts on it which interfered with Heatwave inspiration so I just turned the vest inside out and had a plain red canvas to work with for the transformers logo. We added fireman boots and a fireman hat to the Heatwave costume (again things we already had in the dress up box) and Heatwave was done.
Transformers Rescue Bots: Heatwave
Transformers Rescue Bots: Boulder
The boys had a blast running around the backyard pretending to be Heatwave and Boulder!
I picked up the generic super hero costumes for $3 after Halloween but even at full price ($10) they are inexpensive and easy to customize with an iron on transfer. In our case the DIY Transformers Rescue Bots Costumes made the most sense. I can see us making more custom super hero costumes in the future!
Do you prefer homemade costumes, store-bought ones or semi-DIY costumes like these?