Halloween is coming, and with it the plethora of store-bought costumes. When I was growing up, though, my favorite costume was Optimus Prime. It wasn’t anything you bought in the store (which, in the 80’s, was just going to be a garbage bag with the word “Transformers” printed across it, anyways). My dad created a cardboard Optimus for me to wear one Halloween. It wasn’t very accurate to the cartoon, but a lot of love went into it. It’s still my most fondly remembered Halloween costume to this day.