Bumblebee (Earth Mode) - Transformers Animated

Status :Complete
Worn At :London Film and Comic Con 2009
Awards : 3rd Place @ LFCC July 2009 (Saturday)





Bring it on, Decepticons!

Holy crap!

Chasing Decepticons

Bumblebee x2!



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. :)


Ikkaku-kun posted on 19 November, 2008 - 00:42
is it a chocobo? xD

Luminescence posted on 19 November, 2008 - 18:08
Nope, it's not a chocobo. XD

JakeX posted on 25 November, 2008 - 23:44
Its a Toblarone!!!

Luminescence posted on 25 November, 2008 - 23:47
No, it's definitely not a Toblerone. XD

PapercutPerfect posted on 31 December, 2008 - 20:53
Mudkip? xD

Luminescence posted on 1 January, 2009 - 03:01
Lol nope, not a Mudkip, Bloo XD

CosplayChris-San posted on 1 January, 2009 - 13:26
Is it someone or something from Final Fantasy

Luminescence posted on 1 January, 2009 - 14:39
Nope. :B

TheStarlightFairy posted on 9 February, 2009 - 13:00
omg secret cosplay is secret i think i know what it is 8D

JakeX posted on 20 February, 2009 - 19:11
Is it Transformer related

Anonymous posted on 1 March, 2009 - 15:10
Is it Beat from JSR? O:

Odd-One-Out posted on 19 July, 2009 - 17:49
Is it Bumblebee? Why yes it is! Awesome!

Luminescence posted on 19 July, 2009 - 18:32
Thank you! :)

ryaoki posted on 19 July, 2009 - 18:48
thats sooo coool hun WELL DONE

Manga Girl posted on 19 July, 2009 - 19:00
Your cosplay was epic! And it was awesome to meet you and your sister :D

Kaka Extreme posted on 19 July, 2009 - 19:13
EPIC! just epic! i am not offically gutted that i didnt go to the Film and Comic con! awesome job!

OrgXIII-Namine posted on 19 July, 2009 - 21:55
8D you looked soooo epic hun

FairyPorchQueen posted on 19 July, 2009 - 23:20
i saw you you looked awesome :D

Limegreenjelly posted on 20 July, 2009 - 00:27
Awww we love bumblebee great outfit ^^ especially great with the car :)

iggie posted on 20 July, 2009 - 07:19
Oh woooow~! I love you! Great costume, i wish i could have seen it in person! <3

Littlegeeky posted on 20 July, 2009 - 13:54
That is so awesome!!!!

Amy-Lou posted on 20 July, 2009 - 14:43
Bumblebee! Wonderful costume, I love the chunky rounded look you've got on each of the sections, like it's made of marshmallows :D

Luminescence posted on 20 July, 2009 - 15:27
Thank you all so much! :)

picklesofdoom posted on 20 July, 2009 - 22:17
=^_______^= YOUR BUMBLEBEE COSPLAY IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!11!!!! Love it! <3

Charlie-Bear posted on 21 July, 2009 - 17:54
Fab cosplay!! 8D I love how you've done it, perfect job <3

CrystalNeko posted on 21 July, 2009 - 22:10
Now this is what I call an amazing cosplay! I love it to pieces, I really want to poke the squishy bits *-* *restrains self*

Luminescence posted on 23 July, 2009 - 16:59
Thank you all! ^_^

AmethystEyes posted on 1 August, 2009 - 13:34
This is brilliant! A bumblebee made from pillows is probably the best idea ever.

MoonLily posted on 1 August, 2009 - 13:45
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. ^_^

Luminescence posted on 1 August, 2009 - 14:09
Thank you very much! :)

hippyfaith posted on 1 September, 2009 - 17:46
hehe awww i saw u at london film and comic con! such a good costume! xx

hippyfaith posted on 1 September, 2009 - 17:46
hehe awww i saw u at london film and comic con! such a good costume! xx

Hannah-Kiwii posted on 20 September, 2009 - 20:12
This is SO amazing. Well done on this. I love how some parts are squarer than others, some more 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

eternal_aranel posted on 9 June, 2011 - 15:38
Wow I missed seeing this! So awesome *_*

Refira posted on 4 July, 2011 - 18:44
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.

Ben Atreius Hall posted on 12 February, 2012 - 21:17
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 ^^

ArcaneArchery posted on 7 October, 2013 - 19:55
Awesome costume - you’ve really captured the cartoon look.

TheStarlightFairy posted on 25 May, 2015 - 16:31
Yessssssss congrats on the showcase! It's about time <3 <3 <3

Siouxsie James posted on 25 May, 2015 - 22:44
I really love this costume. Grats on the showcase!

Freyarule posted on 31 May, 2015 - 21:51
Congrats on the showcase! I love this Bumblebee :D