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Halloween Costumes from a Box

Nantucket Gate Blog, Tacoma, WA  Transform an ordinary cardboard box into one of these fun, clever, and creative Halloween costumes.

October has arrived here in Tacoma, WA which means Halloween is coming up soon. Dressing up is arguably the best part about Halloween, oh and the free candy of course! No need to spend a fortune on a costume you are only going to wear once. Our Nantucket Blog has some great ideas for inexpensive costumes that you can make from a cardboard box! Check out these creative costumes that transform an ordinary cardboard box into something extraordinary.


A Juice Box

This costume is both adorable and simple to make. Use a cardboard box, wrapping paper, colored foam paper, and a plumbing tube for the straw and ta-da! Who wouldn’t want to be a giant juice box for Halloween?


Vending Machine

With a number of different sized cardboard boxes, some spray paint, a few slinkies, some glue, a piece of plexi-glass, and some candy you could be a vending machine for Halloween!


Optimus Prime

From The Transformers, Optimus Prime is the leader of the Autobots and has the ability to disguise himself into a big rig truck at will. This costume takes a lot of supplies and planning, but the result is well worth the effort!


Hot Air Balloon Rider

Cut the bottom out of a cardboard box to make it into the basket, attach some helium balloons to your basket, and add a few decorative touches. Or follow this tutorial from About Style to turn yourself into the flying house from Disney Pixar’s movie UP!


Chinese Takeout

Do you love Chinese food? With a medium sized white (or painted white) packing box, some red paint, a headband, some pipe cleaners, and a pair of chopsticks you can become Chinese takeout!


Zoltar The Fortune Teller

Featured in the 1988 movie BIG starring Tom Hanks, Zoltar is a fortune telling machine that once money is deposited into, it dispenses a card that tells the person’s future. With a cardboard box, some scissors, glue, tape, paint, a fake beard, and a cool hat you can become the future-seeing Zoltar. Make cards to hand out with written futures on them for added fun.


What cool costumes have you made from a cardboard box? Share them with us in the comments. Thanks for reading and have a fun and safe Halloween at your Nantucket Gate apartment.