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Robots in disguise as Romford boy, 4, transforms into Optimus Prime

PUBLISHED: 16:00 06 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:28 06 March 2017

Romeo Makaveli, age 4 with his Optimus Prime costume, for world book day. Romeo, with his dad Charlie.

Romeo Makaveli, age 4 with his Optimus Prime costume, for world book day. Romeo, with his dad Charlie.

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A dad pulled out all the stops when his son asked him to make an outfit for World Book Day.

Romeo Makaveli, age 4 with his Optimus Prime costume, for world book day. Romeo Makaveli, age 4 with his Optimus Prime costume, for world book day.

Romeo Makaveli, four, asked his dad Charlie, 32, to make him look like Autobots leader, Optimus Prime, from the Transformers franchise.

And when Charlie, a floral designer from Parkside Avenue, Romford, posted a video of his hard work on Facebook it went viral with more than 74,000 views.

“I didn’t think it would be like that,” he said.

“I made it out of cardboard. It took about five days.”

On the day Romeo walked slowly to Parklands Infant School, Havering Road, Romford, as the costume was so large and so people could admire it.

“We had to go through the visitors entrance and he transformed in front of the head [teacher].

“When I picked him up he said my legs are very tired but he stopped on the way home from school to transform in front of everybody. Some of the mums had seen the video.”

Amazingly Charlie has never attempted to make such an outfit.

“It was the first time I pretty much made a costume like that,” he continued.

“There was lots of late nights. I was up at 4am just to make sure it was all ok.”

Young Romeo added: “It was really good, My teachers said they all liked it.”

Roll on Halloween, as Charlie and Romeo already have an outfit planned for then.

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