13 Ideas for Halloween "Boxtumes"

A child wearing a Halloween "boxtume" made from a cardboard box.
  • Oct 26, 2020

Looking for inexpensive and creative Halloween costume ideas? Here are 13 ways you can put an old cardboard box to use and make a creative, low-waste “boxtume:”

1. Rubik’s Cube: This is the perfect costume to make if you have a large square box and are feeling crafty! Find the costume here

2. X-Ray: This hilarious and clever new spin on a skeleton costume and is sure to be a hit. Find the costume here

3. Dice: This idea is super simple and works great as a partner costume. Find the costume here.

4. Playing Cards: This costume works great solo or with friends! Find the costume here.

5. Jack in the Box: This costume can work with a variety of sized boxes. Find the costume here.

6. Recycling Bin: Promote recycling while you trick-or-treat! Find the costume here.

7. Traffic Light: If you have a long and narrow cardboard box, this costume is the perfect way to put it to good use! Find the costume here.

8. Wrapped Gift: This is perfect for those who can’t wait to get in the holiday spirit! Find the costume here.

9. USPS Mailbox: Show support for our postal service with this adorable DIY costume! Find the costume here.

10. Hand Sanitizer: This relevant and humorous costume is a great way to remind people to keep their hands clean! Find the costume here.

11. Frankenstein: This is the perfect costume to make with a smaller sized box. Find the costume here.

12. Cowgirl or Cowboy: This two-box costume is a great way to jazz up your western costume! Find the costume here.

13. Barbie or Ken Doll In A Box: If you have a large cardboard box, you should definitely consider this hilarious costume idea! Find the costume here.

These Halloween “boxtumes” are all great ways to get creative without creating a ton of waste. Looking for other ways to reduce your impact on the planet? Sign up for 100% clean, renewable energy today!

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