DIY Box costumes

22 Killer Halloween Costumes you Can Make with a Box


A box and a little blue paint makes this creepy mailbox.

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Classic T-Rex Halloween box costume is perfect for dinosaur lovers the world over.


Lego Blocks require a cardboard box and some cream cheese or yogurt tubs.

Hot air balloon

Up! Super cute idea and a great way to recycle an old cardboard box. This great Up! Costume is sure to be a huge hit.


A vending machine is a great way to upcycle an old box!


For fans of the Rubik’s cube, this box costume is a classic.

Thomas train

Use an old cardboard box to make this cute Thomas the Train engine costume for Halloween.


The classic robot is a super fun DIY Halloween costume to make.


Zoltan the Fortune Teller is a great box costume, especially if you make little fortunes to hand out to trick or treaters.

Star Wars

The Han Solo carbonite Halloween costume is easy to make. Just use an old pair of pants, a shirt and gloves to form the frozen Hans.


Create a claw game Halloween costume by cutting a window in an old cardboard box. Add old toys or dollar store finds and make a claw from tin foil.

Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime takes some planning and careful recycled cardboard collection, but it does make an epic Halloween costume!

sponge bob

Sponge Bob box costume is a fun and easy DIY Halloween costume to make.

Slot machine

This slot machine cardboard box costume us a fun way to upcycle your old moving boxes.


This Tetris cardboard box DIY Halloween costume is a great group effort.


X-ray machines cardboard box Halloween costume.


The Star Wars Walker costume requires a cardboard box, some silver paint and a lot of coordination.


Nikki is an author and writer specializing in green living ideas and tips, adventure travel, upcycling, and all things eco-friendly. She's traveled the globe, swum with sharks and been bitten by a lion (fact). She lives in a tiny town with a fat cat and a very bad dog.

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  3. Bob

    Those are some sweet, homemade costumes! My nine-year-old wanted to go as Steve from Minecraft this year, and it was pretty easy to fabricate his costume with cardboard. It cost next to nothing to make, looks great, and was a cool way to reuse come old cardboard boxes.

  4. Nikki Fotheringham Post author

    Thanks Bob! Let us see a pic of how your costume turns out – and many kudos for the homemade costume!

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