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November 2, 2009 2:53 PM   Subscribe

Transformer costumes that actually transform! Now that Halloween 2009 is over, time to start your work on next year's costume. You can go DIY, or just break down and buy one.
posted by Muddler (17 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Sometimes you start to think that humanity is an evil stain inflicted upon the Earth and then something like this comes along. People are awesome.
posted by stavrogin at 3:04 PM on November 2, 2009 [1 favorite]

An old favourite.
posted by permafrost at 3:14 PM on November 2, 2009

posted by Flashman at 3:25 PM on November 2, 2009

Any one of those clips contains more drama, style and humanity than both the recent Transformers films put together. Plus they contain more actual transforming goodness.
posted by asok at 3:28 PM on November 2, 2009

The Optimus Prime in the second link did truly kick all kinds of ass.
posted by bonobothegreat at 4:00 PM on November 2, 2009

The Optimus Prime in the second link did truly kick all kinds of ass.

Yes, but it would have been a thousand times cooler if he'd come up with a way to handle the magical disappearing trailer.
posted by wildcrdj at 4:04 PM on November 2, 2009

I thought my costume was pretty sweet this year, but now I know what I really want to be next year. Holy crap that's incredible.
posted by scrutiny at 4:28 PM on November 2, 2009

Oh my God.
posted by flippant at 5:12 PM on November 2, 2009

That DIY link is a powerful short film right there.
posted by motty at 5:42 PM on November 2, 2009

Me this.
posted by Vavuzi at 6:18 PM on November 2, 2009

Blast. Make that, "Me (heart) this."
posted by Vavuzi at 6:19 PM on November 2, 2009

If you'd told me that these were mostly videos of people in Halloween costumes getting on the ground and lying on their faces, then I probably wouldn't have watched them. Thank you for not doing that.
posted by ErWenn at 7:11 PM on November 2, 2009

Wow, I wish I'd been at that party in the second link. Everyone was a transformer! That's how you get it on.
posted by echo target at 7:37 PM on November 2, 2009

The new Citroen C4. Alive with technology.

Chevy's belated answer.
posted by Herodios at 9:02 PM on November 2, 2009

Those were very cool. I was afraid they would all be like this one.
posted by benzenedream at 11:47 PM on November 2, 2009

One bullshit aspect of the Transformers movie -- and there are, of course, many more than one, is that the Tranformations had no puzzle-like visual elegance like this. They were just made out of a million dull tiny CGI parts, that kind of nebulously morphed the robots into cars like a less advanced version of the T-1000. It was perhaps more "realistic" that way, but a lot less aesthetically enjoyable. The poor movie animators probably worked much harder with the million little metal parts, than the original animators did with the low budget cartoon, but for worse results.
posted by dgaicun at 2:07 AM on November 3, 2009

Amen dgaicun. Extra "realism" turned into zero charm. didn see the first one because of the over greeble-ization.

(As for the second one: why does a California-built SR-71 have a Scots accent and; If that robot has big metal balls, I was expecting them to be Kicked. That is all.)
posted by djrock3k at 1:44 PM on November 3, 2009

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