Halloween is just a little more than a week away, and if you haven’t put much thought into your costume yet, you could be a little behind the curve. Fortunately, for children of the 1980s, the site 80sTees.com has some retro toy-themed costumes that could be as simple as pulling on a hoodie.
The Optimus Prime hoodie does a good job of conveying the basic look of the Autobot leader, and if you have to run out from your Halloween party to pick up something at the convenience store, just unzipping and pulling off the hood has you again looking like a normal person. (A normal person who really likes trucks, maybe.) For comparison, here’s Optimus Prime as he appeared in the “Transformers” cartoon.
If your tastes run a little more villainous, the Soundwave hoodie provides similar costume coverage.
Here’s how Soundwave compares to his cartoon counterpart.
Bonus points if you carry some cassette tapes in your pockets to throw at people while saying “Ravage, attack!”
The Voltron hoodie is a little less costume-y, though it should be recognizable to fans of the property. Non-fans might just think it’s from an obscure European sports team.
A giant sword or hands made of lion-heads would add to the ensemble if you wish to accessorize.
The final costume provided for review by 80sTees.com is probably the most accurate to the original comics, toys and animated series. It’s a costume for bad-girl Baroness from “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.”
This one is a little more effort to get on than the hoodies, but captures the cartoon likeness well. See below for the animated Baroness.
For more on costume options, check out NewsOK’s previous Halloween coverage: