If you are sitting around with nothing much to do then pull out your felt markers or washable paints, a pair of scissors, and your sense of humor. One of these homemade Halloween cardboard box costume ideas may just be the ideal one for you.
We all know that kids and cats like to play with cardboard boxes but things can get really interesting when adults start coming up with Halloween costume ideas for those same boxes.
It really is a recipe for something wonderfully cute. Adults can do some crazy things when they get their hands on a box or two. Some of these homemade costumes are sweet, others are pure genius, and most are just plain old Halloween silliness at its finest.
Boxes are Not Just for Cats. People Love Them Too
Squares and rectangles are all around us. They are everywhere and they are a super idea for a homemade Halloween costume. So look around your house and see what you can come up with.
Dice are square and a dice Halloween costume would be cute. You can purchase it already made or you can make one yourself out of a square box. You can go out trick or treating as a single fuzzy dice or as a pair of stacked dice. It is completely up to you. It is an outfit that is sure to surprise more than a few folks
Another easy costume is a Sponge Bob square pants. He's square, he's box shaped, so what could be simpler? This one is just too easy.
Thinking of rectangles then how about a colorful crayon box costume. Cute, colorful, and sure to be a hit is a Crayola Crayon box. You can purchase it already made or pull out your colored paints and create your own cardboard version.
A pine box coffin is another great idea for a costume and all you really need is a large rectangular box. A vampire in his coffin costume can be quite easily designed. If you are designing your own coffin costume you can either have armholes or keep your arms inside. You decide because you are the one who will be wearing it. Hmmm? Would a refrigerator box work for that? Don't have the right size box you can tape a few smaller boxes together to suit your need.
There are a Lot of Food Products That Come in Boxes
Dressed like food you may get a little bit of a munchie attack but fortunately if it is Halloween then you may find some treats to nibble on so this shouldn't be too much of an issue. Oh yum.
Don't forget the milk. A rectangle shape box would make a nice nutritious box of milk outfit for Halloween. Just pull out your large rectangular cardboard box and start designing your own.
Cut two arm holes about 1/4 of the way down and just above and in between them cut out a hole for your face to peek through. Now paint your box white and write MILK in big black letters on the front and back.
This pattern works for virtually any square or rectangular food product. Just change your colors and the words you paint onto the outside of your box.
If you ever thought that your Mini Wheats cereal was so delicious you wanted to crawl right inside the box well now you can. A cereal box is a great idea for a cardboard box costume. There are so many great cereals to choose from. Which is your favorite?
Get in the box and be positively yummy. Sometimes you have to step outside of the box and other times you have to step into it. These costumes are a prime example of why you would want to crawl inside a cardboard box. What a delicious way to spend Halloween.
A Relatively Simple Homemade Rubik's Cube Costume
Square, Triangle, or Rectangle and You Can Build it!
Wrestle that box away from your pet. If your costume idea is for an item that is square, triangle, or rectangular in shape then it can be turned into a Halloween costume. You could even build yourself an "In the doghouse" costume with it.
A Rubik's box costume is cute too. The beauty of this costume is that you can situation the cube anywhere on your body. Minecraft costumes also work on this same principle. Robot? Easy as pie to build kids do it all the time!
You just need a few simple tools, a few free hours, and a whole lot of creativity. You are only limited by the designs your imagination can create so go wild. Look around your house to figure out a few square items that you might be able to make.
If it is a Square or a Rectangular Then it Looks Like a Box
Cardboard box toaster costume.
Stereo Boombox costume?
Person in a house or out house costume.
In the Doghouse costume?
Teabag or box of tea costume.
Candy box costume.
Chocolate bar costume.
Computer Screen? Why not?
Feeling Super Creative? Make Yourself a Transformer Costume
Play Safe Halloween Night
1. For their safety always keep your pet indoors on Halloween night.
2. Insure that anyone going out after dark wears light color or reflective clothing.
3. Carry a flashlight so you can see where you are walking.
4. Always go out trick or treating in a group or accompanied by an adult.
5. Check your candy before you consume it. Throw away any packages which are ripped, open, or have a puncture mark.
6. Use LED lights to replace candles in your pumpkins and especially if young children will be walking near them. A long costume can easily drift onto the pumpkin and catch a candle's light. Play safe.
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