When coming up with homemade costume ideas for Halloween, you may try to go with something different than the usual costumes. You can easily come up with something different by using a cardboard box! There are quite a few costumes that can be made with cardboard box and a few other supplies.
If you are looking for a Halloween costume that will stand out from the others, then here are a few cardboard costume ideas for Halloween. Of course you will need to cut holes for your arms, legs, and head, so make sure the box is big and comfortable! Children will need help from an adult with their costume, as there will be cutting and painting involved.
This idea will take a cardboard box and wrapping paper. You can even add a bow and label if you would like. Wrap the box up just as you would around Christmas. Place the label on the front and the bow where it can be seen. You can even wear red and green clothing under the box.
Food In An Oven.
For this idea, you want to paint the box silver, black, or white to act as the oven. Cut the front of the box so you can open and close it like an oven. Then you can glue or tape in a pop up picture of food that bakes in an oven (such as pie, cake, bread, etc.) or toy food (which you can purchase at the dollar store) into the box. If you cannot glue anything on the inside of the box, then do not cut the box at all. You can always paint a picture of food in an oven on the front of the box instead.
This is a pretty simple costume to make. You just paint the cardboard box white, light gray, or light blue. You can also carry around a cup with a straw in it to give everyone a hint that you are dressed up as an iced cube.
For this cardboard costume idea, paint the cardboard box silver or gray. You can wear a gray shirt, pants, and gloves. Create a hat out of gray or silver construction paper or aluminum foil. If you want, you can even use gray Halloween face paint or makeup to paint your face.
Paint the cardboard box black, brown, or silver (or gray). You can paint on the knobs and buttons to the front and sides. Another way to add the knobs and buttons would be to paint and glue bottle caps and buttons (for sewing or crafts) to the cardboard box. Print out a photo of a television show or movie (or cut it out of the TV guide or a magazine) and glue it to the front of the television set to make it look like the television set is on.
These are just a few the many cardboard costume ideas for Halloween you can consider when making your own Halloween costume. It may take a little time to create your cardboard Halloween costume, but the process can still be a lot of fun. When you are done, you will have a Halloween costume that will be different and inexpensive! You can be as creative as you like and have fun with your Halloween costume. Happy Halloween!