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Gotta Make It: Creative Halloween Costumes October 19, 2007

Filed under: Gotta Make It,Halloween — inspiremecrafts @ 8:06 pm

“Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.”  – Shakespeare, Macbeth

I’m always looking for some creative and funny halloween costume ideas and if you’re here you obviously are too! So without further ado (is that right?), here are some ideas that you can do with a plain ole cardboard box.  Some are for kids or adults and others are just for the “big kids”.

MOVIE THEATRE POPCORN COSTUME

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     MATERIALS:  long carboard box (wardrobe one would be good), white/red/black paint, glue, yellow tissue paper.
       TO DO:  cut hole for head and arms in box and leave the bottom out for your legs.  Paint the box using the 
                       picture above as inspiration. Then crinkle up the yellow tissue paper and attach to the shoulders of your  
                       costume.

CRAYOLA CRAYON BOX COSTUME

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          MATERIALS:   Large cardboard box, paint in all the primary colors
          TO DO:  cut hole in box for head and arms and leave bottom out for legs.  Use the photo of a Crayola box like the
                         one above to paint the cardboard box similar
         VARIATIONS:  for a family a parent can be the Crayola box and the kids can be the crayons.  See my post at 
                         http://inspiremecrafts.wordpress.com/2007/10/15/gotta-make-it-crayon-costume/ on how to make
                         the crayon costume. 

GOD’S GIFT TO WOMEN COSTUME
        
MATERIALS:  cardboard box, romantic wrapping paper, big bow or ribbon to make bow, cardstock paper (color 
                                    coordinating with wrapping paper of course), tape, large stickers/stencils/or marker

         TO DO:  cut hole for head and arms in box and leave bottom out for legs.  Wrap the box with the wrapping paper. 
                         Take the large bow or make one and put it on the front of the box.  Using the cardstock paper write, use
                         the computer, or use stickers to say “FROM:  GOD       TO:  WOMEN”.     Paste the ‘tag’ to the box near 
                         the bow.  
         VARIATIONS:  If you wanted to do this with your significant other, you could put their name in the “TO” spot. 

MAMMOGRAM COSTUME

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        MATERIALS:  small cardboard box, stickers/marker, foil, paint
         TO  DO:  This costume is just going to go over the man’s head and rest on his shoulders so the box doesn’t 
                          need to be too large.    Leave the bottom of the box out so it just slips over the head.  Cut out 
                          the front of the box in the shape as it appears in the photo.  Then paint the box or cover in foil.
                          Use markers or stickers to write “FREE MAMMOGRAMS” on the top and “PLACE BREASTS
                           HERE” on bottom.  Then find a white lab coat and you are set to go!
         VARIATIONS:  If you want to do this with your loved one, your significant other can dress up as a busty 
                                       nurse.

MORE IDEAS:
      Rubik’s Cube
      Domino Piece
      “I’m In the Dog House”  (create dog looking house with box  and paint)
      Pair of Dice
      Lego
      Robot
     

Have any ideas you would like to share?  We would love to hear them at inspiremecrafts@yahoo.com  or on our comments!
    

                        

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