Luminescence
 


Costume :Bumblebee
Variant :Earth Mode
Source :Transformers Animated
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London Film and Comic Con 2009


Costume Photos

Bumblebee

Bumblebee

Bumblebee

Bring it on, Decepticons!

Holy crap!

Chasing Decepticons

Bumblebee x2!

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £70
Awards : 3rd Place @ LFCC July 2009 (Saturday)
Time Taken : Best part of a year...on and off, that is!

Description
Worn at:
London Film and Comic Con 2009
Midlands MCM Expo 19th February 2011

Tada! :D My dream cosplay that I've kept a secret from the day I started it is none other than Bumblebee! And boy, did this one take some work... 8D;

If there was ever a costume that I thought might drive me insane, this one was it. I originally kept it a secret because I wanted to see if I could actually complete it before I revealed what it was. I really love Bumblebee - he's one of my favourite fictional characters ever (and my favourite Transformers character!) so I didn't want to let myself down by not finishing it. Oddly enough, it was a heck of a lot cheaper than I thought it was going to be. Bonus!

This whole costume was a load of fun to create - I used a lot more techniques and ways of creating cosplay on Bumblebee than I have on any costume I've done before now. I decided I didn't like the look of carboard and paint, and so I used a mix of cardboard and seat cushions wrapped in fabric for a look that I liked a lot more. This whole costume is a mess of both machine sewing and handsewing, seat cushions, stuffing, cardboard, plastic, ribbon, felt and stretchy fabric! Oh, and velcro. Lots and lots of velcro. As a result, it's a nightmare to try and put on by myself, as I need assistance from someone else to velcro me into place! I have to thank my sister and our friends who looked after me all day at LFCC 2009, making sure I wasn't dying of heat and walking me through the busy crowds, as well as helping to buy me food and drinks.

This is definitely my favourite costume that I've ever created, and I am extremely happy with how it turned out, as I've never done any costumes like this one. I've never been asked for so many photographs before! I was apparently incredibly popular with both adults and kids - I couldn't count the times I heard "Hi Bumblebee!" from somewhere and turning to see little children waving at me. One little girl even asked me if I was going to the second day of LFCC, which I unfortunately wasn't! Nonetheless, I'm glad that I managed to make a lot of people happy, and I can see this costume getting re-worn a lot. :)

Comments

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is it a chocobo? xD

by Ikkaku-kun on Tuesday, 18 November, 2008 - 23:42
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Nope, it's not a chocobo. XD

by Luminescence on Wednesday, 19 November, 2008 - 17:08
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Its a Toblarone!!!

by JakeX on Tuesday, 25 November, 2008 - 22:44
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No, it's definitely not a Toblerone. XD

by Luminescence on Tuesday, 25 November, 2008 - 22:47
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Mudkip?
xD

by PapercutPerfect on Wednesday, 31 December, 2008 - 19:53
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Lol nope, not a Mudkip, Bloo XD

by Luminescence on Thursday, 1 January, 2009 - 02:01
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Is it someone or something from Final Fantasy

by CosplayChris-San on Thursday, 1 January, 2009 - 12:26
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Nope. :B

by Luminescence on Thursday, 1 January, 2009 - 13:39
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omg secret cosplay is secret
i think i know what it is 8D

by TheStarlightFairy on Monday, 9 February, 2009 - 12:00
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Is it Transformer related

by JakeX on Friday, 20 February, 2009 - 18:11

Is it Beat from JSR? O:

by on Sunday, 1 March, 2009 - 14:10
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Is it Bumblebee? Why yes it is!

Awesome!

by Odd-One-Out on Sunday, 19 July, 2009 - 16:49
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Thank you! :)

by Luminescence on Sunday, 19 July, 2009 - 17:32
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thats sooo coool hun WELL DONE

by ryaoki on Sunday, 19 July, 2009 - 17:48
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Your cosplay was epic! And it was awesome to meet you and your sister :D

by Manga Girl on Sunday, 19 July, 2009 - 18:00
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EPIC! just epic! i am not offically gutted that i didnt go to the Film and Comic con! awesome job!

by Kaka Extreme on Sunday, 19 July, 2009 - 18:13
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8D you looked soooo epic hun

by OrgXIII-Namine on Sunday, 19 July, 2009 - 20:55
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i saw you you looked awesome :D

by FairyPorchQueen on Sunday, 19 July, 2009 - 22:20
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Awww we love bumblebee great outfit ^^ especially great with the car :)

by Limegreenjelly on Sunday, 19 July, 2009 - 23:27
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Oh woooow~! I love you!
Great costume, i wish i could have seen it in person! <3

by iggie on Monday, 20 July, 2009 - 06:19
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That is so awesome!!!!

by Littlegeeky on Monday, 20 July, 2009 - 12:54
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Bumblebee! Wonderful costume, I love the chunky rounded look you've got on each of the sections, like it's made of marshmallows :D

by Amy-Lou on Monday, 20 July, 2009 - 13:43
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Thank you all so much! :)

by Luminescence on Monday, 20 July, 2009 - 14:27
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=^_______^=

YOUR BUMBLEBEE COSPLAY IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!11!!!! Love it! <3

by picklesofdoom on Monday, 20 July, 2009 - 21:17
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Fab cosplay!! 8D I love how you've done it, perfect job <3

by Charlie-Bear on Tuesday, 21 July, 2009 - 16:54
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Now this is what I call an amazing cosplay! I love it to pieces, I really want to poke the squishy bits *-* *restrains self*

by CrystalNeko on Tuesday, 21 July, 2009 - 21:10
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Thank you all! ^_^

by Luminescence on Thursday, 23 July, 2009 - 15:59
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This is brilliant! A bumblebee made from pillows is probably the best idea ever.

by AmethystEyes on Saturday, 1 August, 2009 - 12:34
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This is so different to your other cosplays. O.O But it looks great! Very impressive! It's great to to something different for a change. ^_^

by MoonLily on Saturday, 1 August, 2009 - 12:45
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Thank you very much! :)

by Luminescence on Saturday, 1 August, 2009 - 13:09
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hehe awww i saw u at london film and comic con! such a good costume! xx

by hippyfaith on Tuesday, 1 September, 2009 - 16:46
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hehe awww i saw u at london film and comic con! such a good costume! xx

by hippyfaith on Tuesday, 1 September, 2009 - 16:46

This is SO amazing.
Well done on this. I love how some parts are squarer than others, some more rounded...you clearly made the best use of every single technique you could think of, and didn't limit yourself by sticking to one way of doing things.
Well done indeed =D

by Hannah-Kiwii on Sunday, 20 September, 2009 - 19:12
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Wow I missed seeing this!
So awesome *_*

by eternal_aranel on Thursday, 9 June, 2011 - 14:38
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This is great - I love it! ^^
It looks amazing - and Bumblebee is such a colourful and fun character so must have been popular! Shame I didn't get to see this in real-life.

by Refira on Monday, 4 July, 2011 - 17:44
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Awesome TFAnimated 'Bee outfit! :D Do you still have it by any chance? Would be cool to meet at London Expo as I has a full G1 Optimus Prime costume ^^

by Ben Atreius Hall on Sunday, 12 February, 2012 - 20:17
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Awesome costume - you’ve really captured the cartoon look.

by ArcaneArchery on Monday, 7 October, 2013 - 18:55