By Chloe Mar
PHOENIX – Household supplies and contact cement go a long way for the Arizona Autobots. It’s a group of Transformer enthusiasts cosplaying as their favorite characters. The aim to meet once a week to build their incredible suits to wear at fun events around the Valley like Ace Comic Con and Fan Fusion.
It takes weeks and sometimes months to build the suits because they’re super detailed down to the bots’ facial expressions. Those details add to the transformation that goes beyond appearances. Member Cortney Richard explains how her cosplay gives her anonminity allowing her to let loose, be silly and truly become a belvoed character.
You can meet the AZ Autobots at Phoenix Fan Fusion. Which happens to be member Ashlynn Emery’s favorite part. She says seeing a child’s face light up or run up to hug her leg is the sweetest thing.