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10 Halloween Costumes You Can Make With a Cardboard Box

Do you want a creative costume for your kid this Halloween? These DIY Cardboard Box Costumes for kids will get your creative juices flowing and show you how easy it is to make a costume that is fun, cheap and unique.

10 Halloween Costumes You Can Make With a Cardboard Box

How to Make A Kids Fry Box Costume from The Project Girl

“I totally have a thing for making halloween costumes. I love how its like a unconventional materials challenge on Project Runway, and you can just velcro and glue gun your way into the final because it doesn’t have to last for more than a night…I hope you like my DIY kid fry costume…”

How To Make A Kids Fry Box Costume

How to Make a MINECRAFT Steve Costume for Less than $10 from Vinobaby’s Voice

“Don’t know about you, but I’m far too cheap to shell out $75 for a cardboard box and a couple of pieces of foam. Solution: make your own!””

How to make a Minecraft Steve Head for less than $10

East and Cheap Rubix Cube Costume from Today’s Mama

“Fast, easy, cheap and pretty dang awesome. That’s hard to beat when it comes to Halloween costumes!”

Easy and Cheap Rubix Cube Costume

Cardboard Box Dinosaur from Adventure in a Box

“It certainly looked like we had a project cut out for the afternoon – a cardboard box dinosaur.”

Cardboard Box Dinosaur

And another DIY Cardboard Dinosaur Costume from Hello, Wonderful that could pass as monster.

“This was a huge hit with my son and he loves his dinosaur costume! It would be awesome fun for pretend play or a dinosaur themed party too.”

DIY Cardboard Dinosaur Costume

American Girl Costume from Dukes & Duchesses

“Lila was so happy with her costume and it won second place in her age category in our neighborhood costume contest.”

American Girl Costume


DIY LEGO Costume from Kids Activities Blog

“Would your LEGO enthusiast love to wear a giant LEGO costume for Halloween this year?”

DIY LEGO Costume

Or,for the dedicated try The LEGO Movie LEGO Costumes from Instructables

“We loved The Lego Movie and wanted to recreate some of our favorite characters. The costumes took a LONG time to create (about 70 hours), but the reactions were priceless.”

The LEGO Movie LEGO Costumes

Cardboard Box Fire Truck Costume from Popsugar

“If you have a lil firefighter on your hands, you can enhance their favorite red hat and fireman’s coat with a custom fire truck made out of eco-friendly materials. A visit to your recycle bin, should garner you a strong cardboard box. “

Cardboard Box Fire Truck Costume

Lemonade and Ice Cream Stands from Love the Day

I’m completely obsessed with the stands and their bright colors.”

Lemonade and Ice Cream Stands

You can see there is a lot that can be done with a box, glue and a little creativity. What other costumes have you made with a cardboard box?

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