If you’ve been less than pleased with the current state of the Transformers film franchise, give this fan short a look. Generation 1, a 13 minute live action romp, uses practical and in camera effects and is all about costuming. The latter is due to the fact that cosplayers were involved in production. The Arizona Autobots cosplay group makes costumes inspired by the Transformers armor featured in the animated series. They’ve been around for two years, constructing their costumes from cardboard and EVA foam. Director Lior Molcho was inspired by their work when he encountered them at a convention and reached out to the group (it consists of 30 members) to craft the short.
You can read an interview about the construction of the suits at Make
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