Bumblebee Hoodie

Bumblebee Hoodie

I made a hoodie!  I’m pretty proud of finally finishing this project, because it’s been brewing in my brain for several months now.  I’m a super Transformers geek, and really love the original cartoon.  It’s a fairly common fan-tangent to draw your favorite Transformer as a human or dress up as they would, ect.  I came up with an idea for a Bumblebee costume and finally got around to making the hardest part – the hoodie.

I had two goals for the design:

1)      Make the hoodie as representative of the character as possible.  No point in making this if it wasn’t immediately recognizable at Bumblebee, right?

2)      Make the design as street-wearable as possible.  I didn’t want this to look like a costume.  If I wore this outside of a convention, I didn’t want people to think twice about me.

I modeled the pattern after my favorite hoodie.  It’s super comfy.  Then I fit all the black striping in, found knitted fabric for the cuffs and bottom banding and added a zipper.  Simple!  I think without my original sewing boot camp, even though I never finished all my SewMG projects, this would have taken a lot longer.  I even have enough fabric left over for a bumblebee pillow!

To complete the costume, I need shoes, a Autobot logo for my zipper and little yellow horns to put in my hair.  I hope to have some completed cosplay photos after our next convention.

~Allie

Design for a Transformer Bumblebee (G1) hoodie by Allie

Design for a Transformer Bumblebee (G1) hoodie by Allie

Completed hoodie inspired by Transformers Bumblebee (G1) created by Allie
Completed hoodie inspired by Transformers Bumblebee (G1) created by Allie

 

One Response

  1. Gah!!! I love it!!! GREAT work! :D So happy to see you crafting again!

    And don’t sweat not having finished all your original SewMG plans. We ALL have a list of UFOs (UnFinished Objects) that’s much longer than we’d care to admit! ;)