ByTiago Cid Maia, writer at Creators.co

The cosplay world brings to reality the characters of our imagination. Either comics, cinema or TV you have a bit of everything!

Today we're going to look into some Transformers brought to life by us, a family of cosplayers from the UK. The Super Maians is a familiy of four, Tiago, Sonia, Gui and Connor, and we make real a variety of characters, but our Transformers is our proud flagship now.

Air Raid - Photo by: Darren Rowley Photography
Air Raid - Photo by: Darren Rowley Photography

Bored with the Michael Bay films and the Transformers that look like some junkyard came to life, we decided to go back to the roots of the bots and make them in their Cybertronian glory :D

Air Raid, Arcee, Rodimus and Bumblebee, became real in about 4 months, using only EVA Foam, LEDs, plastic plates, cups and bowls, some wiring and a lot of hot glue and paint the results are very positive!

Arcee - Photo by: Darren Rowley Photography
Arcee - Photo by: Darren Rowley Photography

All of the costumes are fully mobile (some more than others) and already went to a London convention (LSCC) where they performed as planned. Transportation and accommodation represent the biggest issue with them as they are quite big and bulky, so lucky of us as we used to play a lot of tetris.

Rodimus - Photo by: Darren Rowley Photography
Rodimus - Photo by: Darren Rowley Photography

We recommend anyone that wants to start a project like this, to just go for it, get loads of reference photos, resource all the materials that you may need, recycle to save money, go on youtube to learn new techniques.

Practice makes perfection and the more autobots there are the better. ;)

Bumblebee - Photo by: Darren Rowley Photography
Bumblebee - Photo by: Darren Rowley Photography

These Transformers were our second construction into the series, 2 years ago we did some Generation 1 Transformers, Soundwave, Arcee, Rumble and Optimus Prime were born out of crazy thought. You can see a huge improvement from G1 to the new Cybertron.

Transformers G1 - Photo by: Outbreak Photography
Transformers G1 - Photo by: Outbreak Photography

Feel free to check our facebook page for more photos and more of our work, and fingers crossed we can get a Transformers film that will resemble an actual Transformer.

The Super Maians - www.facebook.com/supermaians

Transformers G1 - Sonesh Joshi Photography
Transformers G1 - Sonesh Joshi Photography

Some more photos :)

Bumblebee - Photo by: Darren Rowley Photography
Bumblebee - Photo by: Darren Rowley Photography
Transformers - Photo by: Darren Rowley Photography
Transformers - Photo by: Darren Rowley Photography
Transformers G1 - Photo by: Pinupzania
Transformers G1 - Photo by: Pinupzania
Rodimus & Air Raid -Photo:Darren Rowley Photography
Rodimus & Air Raid -Photo:Darren Rowley Photography
Optimus Prime - Photo by: Outbreak Photography
Optimus Prime - Photo by: Outbreak Photography
Arcee - Photo by: Darren Rowley Photography
Arcee - Photo by: Darren Rowley Photography

Enjoy!

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