10 Halloween Costumes Made with Moving Boxes

So you’re finally settling in after your move. Everything is almost back in working order right in time for the weather to start cooling off. The kids are back in school and can’t wait for Halloween. But what do you do with all these cardboard boxes? Well, use them to make cool Halloween costumes!

Here’s some inspiration for costumes that incorporate cardboard boxes:

  1. Hot Air Balloon


Tie some balloons to the top of your cardboard basket and you’ve got your very own hot air ballon!

2. Choo Choo Train


This one skips all the trouble of trying to get your toddler to wear face paint or a mask. And I mean really, who doesn’t love a cute kid dressed as a little train.

3. Nude Sims Character


This one is not for the faint of heart, but it will certainly get some laughs at your Halloween party.

4. Lego Person


All you really need for this one is a couple boxes, glue, some spray paint, and a handful of paper bowls!

5. Tetris


Depending on the number of people you have, you may need a sizable amount of uniform boxes for this one. Just tape them together with some black tape (and maybe some extra glue) and cut holes for the head and feet.

6. Nerds


What’s Halloween without candy? This costume merges everything you love about the holiday into one. Find a friend, and grab two boxes. One of you gets to be purple (grape), and one of you gets to be strawberry (pink). Make sure you paint the boxes together so the letters line up when you stand together!

7. X-Ray Machine


This X-Ray Machine costume makes the skeletons a little less scary. Cut holes for the head, arms and legs, and paint the box black. Then draw your bones on the front. Have some fun with what’s in your stomach ;).

8. Spongebob Squarepants


You may need a good bit of artistic talent to pull this one off, but if you’ve got it, props to you!

9. Mouse with Cheese

What’s a mouse without his cheese? All you have to do for this is get some yellow spray paint and cut holes in your box.

10. The Claw


Probably the most labor intensive of all the costumes on this list, you might want to hurry if you’re going to build this before Halloween. If you want to go for it though, you could bring your kid’s favorite arcade game to life!

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