Mon, Oct. 29th, 2007, 12:32 am
Optimus Prime Voice Changer Helmet:
$30 @ Wal*MartTransformers Symbol-Flipping Belt Buckle:
$13 @ Gary's Comics and MorePilot's Jumpsuit:
$60 @ The Illusive Skull Halloween Specialty StoreVarious Goth Accessories:
$50 @ Hot TopicShload of Safety Pins:
$2.20 @ Wal*Mart (after scoaring the planet to freakin' find them)Cloak and Chainmail:
loaned to me by a friendAnime swag I already had:
Uh...I forget....Saving the world, even though the world is pain: PRICLESS!
Yes, I actually pulled it off. Inspired by the webcomic "Real Life," I give you what has become known as "GOTHTIMUS PRIME!"
I wasn't sure I'd be able to pull it off as I found the Goth robe I initially planned to use was way out of my price range. Ironically, if you add up the above totals though, it adds up to a bit more than the price of the robe. I justify this in two ways:
1) I was able to buy all that a bit at a time, and not one large sum right away.
2) I can still use
all this stuff! With the robe, I probably would have worn the costume a couple times and then it would have ended up in my closet, probably never to be seen again, wheras I can totaly use all the above for all kinds of crazy things.
More pic showing more details of the costume:
I love this armband. I wear it when not wearing the rest of the gear.
JC found this one for me, and it is way too much fun.
Sadly, months ago, the chain on my Trigun Cross broke, so I can no longer wear it as a neackleace.
However, through the magic of safety pins, its legacy lives on. (I may even leave it there.)
It's supposed to say "GC-01" in reference to the Japanese TF's numbering system ("Goth Cybertron 01"). Not sure it came out legiable, but it looks cool.
"I really should have approvals over these things."
Strike a pose.
That's all the pics I have so far, but I'll probably where the get up a couple more times before retiring it. Any requests, let me know.
Mon, Oct. 29th, 2007 12:04 pm (UTC)
Did you actually go out in this thing?
And if so what happened?
(Been sent here by RFL :-) )
Mon, Oct. 29th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC)
Yes. Yes I did.
Reactions were varied. So laughed and cheered. Others avoided looking at me. One woman locked her car door as I was walking by.
They hated to love me at my comic store, and I was a hit with the employees at Hot Topic.
Mon, Oct. 29th, 2007 12:05 pm (UTC)
Congratulations for not only making a kick-ass Gothtimus Prime outfit, but also making it into a Real Life filler comic! Tis a rare honour indeed!
Now brace your livejournal for a flood of hits :)
Mon, Oct. 29th, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
Now you need to make a Megatron equivalent, maybe an EMO-tron.
Mon, Oct. 29th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Re: hmmm
I think you mean MegEMOtron
Mon, Oct. 29th, 2007 02:09 pm (UTC)
You rock! And you even made it as a filler comic or Real Life.
And I do hope you go out and get tons of candy in that costume!
Mon, Oct. 29th, 2007 02:28 pm (UTC)
Sadly, I'll be working Halloween night and unable to paretake in Trick-or-Treating.
However, I'm totally wearing this bad boy to work. It'll be awesome.
Mon, Oct. 29th, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
Another Real Lifer.... AWESOME costume!!
Mon, Oct. 29th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): woah :D
and u made it into a rlc fillercomic :D
U should go harass some people in that outfit xD and make pictures hahaha
Mon, Oct. 29th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
Dude that's awesome!
Cool model collection.
Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 02:13 am (UTC)
Actually, they're just garden varity toys, but thank you all the same. I am quite proud of my collection.
Mon, Oct. 29th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
I'll be thinking of you at the VG Expo this weekend. I'm going as Wario. I'm pretty sure no one there will have a costume half as awesome as yours. To quote Strongbad: "On a scale of one to awesome, [you're] super great!"
Oh also I came here from Real Life. Kudos!
Mon, Oct. 29th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
Saw your pic in the Real life filler comic, so I had to check out your LJ. Very cool! I wish I lived closer to you, just so I could see it in person! You should come to Anime Central in Chicago next May and wear it!!!!
Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 02:14 am (UTC)
nate_z: Re: Awesome!!!!!
Wow, I've already gotten two Con requests for this ting. If I ever make it to one, I'll be sure to bring the gear and let Greg know.
Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 02:15 am (UTC)
Happy birthday, d00de.
Mon, Oct. 29th, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
You, sir, are made of win and awesome. Huzzah.
Mon, Oct. 29th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
Just saw this on Real Life and it's pretty cool.
Mon, Oct. 29th, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
Uh, hi. Friend linked me over here.
You freakin' rock.
Mon, Oct. 29th, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Great Job!
You're even more popular than sad pandas! Great job on the costume =)
Mon, Oct. 29th, 2007 09:35 pm (UTC)
THAT IS SO COOL!
I was going to dress up as Optimus Prime, but I couldn't find a voice changer helmet for anything under $100 :(
And if you haven't already, you need to post these on TFW 2005
right now! :D
Mon, Oct. 29th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
Mon, Oct. 29th, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
RL sent me here...
I like the costume--nice work--but the quilt you're using as a backdrop freaking rocks
Mon, Oct. 29th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): very nice
wow, i wish my costume rocked half as much.
Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)
I'm yet another Real Life reader and honestly...
I love you.
Fantastic. I'm really jealous.
Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
Aww, shucks. I'm fond of you too. :)
Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)
Will sent me here and I have to say I am very impressed. You are now a personal hero. :)
Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 09:45 am (UTC)
Another nod from Real Life here, major props! Wicked Costume!
Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 12:10 pm (UTC)
Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 12:58 pm (UTC)
Nice costume. XD Woot!
Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
I like it! ;)
Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 05:57 pm (UTC)
Seriously I was more interested the shelves filled with toys than the actual costume. :)
Wed, Oct. 31st, 2007 03:14 am (UTC)
If anything goes missing, yours will be the first place I look. ;)
Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
That is fantastic! Great idea! /laugh
Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 06:39 pm (UTC)
EPIC WIN. Sir, I salute you!
Tue, Oct. 30th, 2007 10:59 pm (UTC)
ladyrhiannon873: Too Awesome.
That is one of the coolest costumes that I have seen so far.Good work.