If your move happens to fall around Halloween (or have old moving material lying around), there’s no need to buy a new costume—you have the foundation for an easy, creative DIY costume right under your roof! With a cardboard box or some bubble wrap, you’re not only recycling (go green, right?), but you’ll be a hit at the party.
• A pair of dice. Paint a box white with the appropriate number of black circles on each side. It’s a classic couples costume. (Bonus: Cover with plush white fabric from the craft store and go as fuzzy dice!)
• A bubble-wrap jellyfish. Martha Stewart provides a step-by-step tutorial for this unique get-up. Guaranteed, you’ll be the only bubble-wrap jellyfish at the party!
• Legos. Dress your kids (or if you’re feeling nostalgic, yourself) as their favorite color of Legos. Cut arm and head holes in the box, and then paint it with a high-gloss spray paint. Attach small, round painted boxes to the front and you’re done!
• iPod or iPhone. Your favorite Apple gadget is a new twist on the trusty box costume. Simply paint your box black or the color of your iPod, add a screen and the control circle in a contrasting color, and then lastly add an Apple on the screen as the finishing touch.
Have you used a box or other moving materials for a Halloween costume? Share your best ideas!