Environmentally Friendly Costume Ideas
The vast majority of us have some old packaging material or at the very least, some extra cardboard boxes laying around the house. With Halloween right around the corner, there has never been a better time to repurpose those materials in a fun, unique way. We’ve come up with three group and family costume ideas to transform these packaging materials into costumes that’ll have everyone on your block wishing they hadn’t bought their outfits!
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Do you have toddlers or young children? Get the whole family involved with this delectable costume of campfire s’mores to bring on the nostalgia of camping. This outfit only requires a few supplies and it’s as easy to make, as it is to eat. If you have a few boxes and some paint laying around the house, you’re ready to get started!
First, paint the Hershey’s bar with some brown and silver paint, allowing it time to dry. To make the graham crackers, all you need is a cardboard box, scissors, and a black marker. Fold the box in half and draw on the cracker markings with black marker. Then, cut a hole for your head in the center of the box and make sure it fits! Last but not least, the marshmallow. Put on an all-white outfit, stuff it with wadded up paper balls to give yourself that “fluffy” effect, and there you have it! You’ve got all the ingredients to make a favorite camping treat and a delicious Halloween costume that will leave people wanting s’more.
Night at the Movies
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Popcorn and movie tickets make the perfect costume for couples or for children. Repurpose any cardboard boxes and packing peanuts you may have to create costumes both moviegoers and Netflix bingers will find adorable. If you’re an avid crafter, the most you may need to do is go buy white, red, black, and yellow paint. Or, if you don’t have a crafty bone in your body, a printer can also get the job done. For a fun personal touch, customize the ticket with your name or your favorite movie.
Think outside the “box” by taking this ensemble one step further with a group of friends by adding an Icee or some boxed movie candy to the mix and using the same cardboard technique. The possibilities are endless with this theme!
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Do you ever feel like you’ve drunk so much coffee you might turn into one? We are here to turn that theory into a reality this Halloween. For all of our caffeine addicts out there, this homemade Starbucks costume will have you craving a creamy frappuccino all night long! Turn this look into a group or siblings costume by assigning each person to be either the tall, grande, or venti cups; or, mix and match with iced and hot!
To create the cup, bend a piece of cardboard to form a loop and secure it well with packing or duct tape. Paint the top and bottom of the cup with white paint, leaving a brown strip in the center to resemble the notorious Starbuck sleeve. Print a picture of the logo off the internet and pop that on the center of the sleeve. The whipped cream swirls can be made several different ways, which is up to your discretion – just see what you have at home to reuse! The last step is the infamous green straw. Using the cardboard from an old paper towel roll, paint it green, secure it to your cup and voilà!
Make your outfit unique to you and unleash your creativity! Other packaging items that you can use to create your Halloween costume are plastic, bubble wrap, shrink film and industrial tape. Don’t feel boxed into one idea – get inventive this year! Happy Halloween from PPOIC!
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