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LEGO Ninjago Costume
How to Make Creative Halloween Costumes
If you are looking for some Halloween inspiration, check out all of these fun and unique costumes made using cardboard boxes. Find everything from costumes that look like cars to outhouses. If you create your own cardboard box costume, remember to snap a picture of it and submit it to be published here.
Check out this costume that was made to look like a Ninjago.
If you would like to make this costume, Creative Mama on a Dime shared these directions.Continue to 2 of 18 below.
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Scooby Doo Mystery Machine Costume
Kelipso used a wagon and cardboard boxes to create this unique costume.
Kelipso shared these instructions for making this costume.Continue to 3 of 18 below.
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If you are looking for a silly and unique Halloween costume, learn how to make this outhouse you can wear.
If you would like to make an outhouse costume, read these suggestions shared by Cheybird.Continue to 4 of 18 below.
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Stefani's Transformer Costumes
A visitor named Stefani explains how she created transformer costumes to go with helmets she found at a rummage sale.
Stephani explains, "I glued the smaller boxes to the sides of the large one. Cut holes for arms/head. I painted the box blue (bumble bee, yellow). Cut out windshield/mirrors from the silver paper. Duct taped the water bottle to paper towel tubes and glue on. Found an old grill basket to use as the grill. We bought the Transformer helmets on sale or at a rummage sale."
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Bumblebee Transformer Costume
Donna Years made this costume for her son and she figured out how to make it so it really transforms.
From Donna, "The above is my sons transformer (bumblebee) costume from Halloween 2009. It really transforms!! The car was made out of cardboard boxes, paper plates, 2 small door hinges, silver tape, colored duct tape, 2 working headlights (push lights for closets @ 10.00 a pair) and lots of spray paint. after a few attempts we were happy with the outcome.
It stays on with the help of an old back... pack that we glued to the roof of the car. This car was a huge hit with kids and adults. We are already planning this years costume and its only July !
My son was 6 y.o. and about 4 ft tall. the car was about 18 inches wide 12 inches high (add 4 inches to the roof height) and about 4 feet long. We played the transformer theme song for him to "transform" to. It was time consuming but the end result was well worth it. "
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Batman and Bat Motorcycle Costume
It is amazing what Bob can do with a cardboard box.
From Bob: "This Batman motorcycle was made from cardboard and duct tape along with Krylon black satin spray paint. I also made the bat utility belt that Batman wears out of cardboard and duct tape. For the tires, I used bubble wrap to make it look like tread. I attached it using spray glue. It has lights, as you see in photo insert. It looks pretty sharp at night, along with orange flasher in the rear of the Bat motorcycle. Suspenders hold... the motorcycle in place around my son's body."
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Battle Damaged Transformer Costume
It took Bob a lot of time to create this unique costume along with plenty of cardboard boxes and duct tape.
"The battle damaged Transformer is my 8 year old step-son, Joshua. For the helmet, I started in August by wrapping a kids work helmet with cardboard, duct tape, and lots of time - lol. The helmet has two lights in the eyes that light up blue. The body was made using cardboard and duct tape and I used Krlyon spray paint on both the helmet and body because Krylon paint dries the... fastest." ~ Bob
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Bisket's Military Costume
Sharon not only made a military vehicle for her puppy, she also made a uniform for him.
Looking for more costume ideas and Halloween projects? Check out these easy costume ideas. You can also browse through my other Halloween articles and find many Halloween crafts, games, recipes, and other activities.Continue to 9 of 18 below.
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Box of Popcorn Costume
Gillian made this costume for her 6-year-old daughter who ended up winning second place in a costume contest.
If you would like to make a box of popcorn costume, read these suggestions.Continue to 10 of 18 below.
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CAT Bulldozer Costume
This unique costume was made by Bob using cardboard boxes, duct tape, and a few other supplies.
You can find Bob's explanation of how he made this costume posted here.
Looking for more costume ideas and Halloween projects? Check out these easy costume ideas! You can also browse through my other Halloween articles and find many Halloween crafts, games, recipes, and other activities.Continue to 11 of 18 below.
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Pick-Up Truck Costume
Discover how to create a unique Halloween costume that looks like a pick-up truck.
Samantha Harris made this costume for her youngest son. It was fashioned to look like his fathers 1975 truck. She made it out of a cardboard box and a handful of other supplies. The bumpers were made out of foil and she used battery powered pumpkin lights in the headlights.Continue to 12 of 18 below.
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Claw Arcade Game Costume
Check out this fun costume, made by Bob in NJ.
Box used a cardboard box and duct tape to build this claw arcade game that is stuffed full of prizes.Continue to 13 of 18 below.
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General Lee Charger Costume
Bob from NJ made this unique costume using cardboard boxes and duct tape.
This costume was made using 3 cardboard boxes. Bob duct taped them together, spray painted them orange, and decorated them with decals.Continue to 14 of 18 below.
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Grave Digger Costume
Samantha made this monster truck costume that even had working headlights.
Samantha Harris made this costume for her oldest son who is a monster truck fan. She made it using primarily cardboard boxes and felt.Continue to 15 of 18 below.
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Hot Air Balloon Costume
Bob made this costume to look like a person riding in a hot air balloon.
This unique costume, made by Bob from NJ, uses a cardboard box as the basket the balloon rider stands in.Continue to 16 of 18 below.
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Pets for Sale Costume
Susan submitted this costume that she made for her 4-year-old daughter.
"This is my daughter Abigail, age 4, all dressed up in a costume I made with lot's of help from your website. The idea was titled pets for sale. She won 1st place in 2 different contests! I thank the person who shared this great idea." ~ SusanContinue to 17 of 18 below.
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Pirates in a Pirate Ship Costume
Bob in NJ used cardboard and other supplies to make this pirate ship costume.
"The pirate ship is a plastic wagon that has 3/4 inch plywood on the deck wrapped by cardboard and duct tape. I cut long lengths of cardboard to make it look like real wood sides and duct taped. Over the top of it the mast is 3-inch pvc and 2-inch cross pvc. The material I had on hand and the rope I rigged made the ship look realistic. My 3 year old son, Jacob, and my 9 month old son, Benjamin, are the pirates... looking for loot." ~ Bob
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A visitor named Jenny Gordon created this cute costume that looks like a popular movie character.
From Jenny: "This is the Wall-e costume that I made for my 3 1/2 year old. He helped me paint the box so he thinks the project is 'really cool'. The picture was taken while I was doing the final touches so the shorts and short sleeve t-shirt will be replaced by a gray sweat shirt, jeans, socks and tennis shoes. He will carry a small red cooler to put his candy in, similar to the one... Wall-e used to put his treasures in. The total cost of the project was about $20 until I saw the Wall-e robot arm at the toy store. Now the costume cost about $30, but now I don't have to worry with making his arms and my son is having a blast with it. It took me two evenings to make it because I wanted to make sure the paint was dry. If you can't sew, it will take you much less time. The foam gives the tracks the 3-d look but you could use the cardboard flaps and make them if you want to cut the cost. Either way it sure beats the $70-$150 if you buy it!"
If you would like to make this costume, Jenny shared the directions here.