She really delivered.
BuzzFeed News Reporter
Posted on October 28, 2016, at 3:41 p.m. ET
Caron Arnold, an art director at a marketing agency in St. Louis, made it for her office costume contest.
"I had this idea a couple of years ago, and I've thought about making it for a while," she told BuzzFeed News.
Arnold shared the costume on Reddit, where she said it took "about 10 hours and lots of hot glue" to make.
"We usually have a few Amazon Prime boxes in our recycle bin, so I started saving them and asked coworkers to bring me their boxes over the past week," she said.
"I look at lots of reference photos and just start cutting, gluing and piecing it together," she said.
She also gave "major props" to the creator of this Optimus Prime costume tutorial, which she said she drew inspiration from.
Some Redditors' theorized that it was just a marketing stunt, but Arnold said she "[doesn't] work for Amazon, nor are they a client" — she's just a "good customer."
And she's particularly proud of how her Amazon Prime costume turned out.
"The helmet will go on my office bookshelf, next to my Gaga concert hats," she said. "They're my trophies."
Julia Reinstein is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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