Have you ever ordered a Halloween costume online, but then decided you wanted to be a little more creative with your look? Sometimes, all you need for a better costume is the box it came in.

Check out these 15 awesome Halloween looks made mainly using a cardboard box!

15. Milk & Cookies

Milk and cookies

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If you’re okay with being constantly hungry while you trick-or-treat this year, go as milk and cookies! For easy DIY instructions on how to turn cardboard into everybody’s favorite midnight snack, click here.

14. Box of Wine

Box of Wine

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If you go to a party dressed as a box of wine, you’ll get a few laughs. If you go to a party dressed as a box of wine AND fill it with actual wine, you’re sure to have everyone’s attention. Click here to learn how to turn a cardboard box into a fountain of fun.

13. Leg Lamp & Fragile Box


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You don’t have to be Italian to appreciate when something is fra-gee-lay. Celebrate Christmas in October when you relive everybody’s favorite mispronunciation with this awesome couples costume. Click here to learn more about how it’s done.

12. Chef with Oven

Chef Costume

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With a great costume comes great responsibility. Don’t dress like a chef unless you’re prepared to have your Halloween party’s resident savages begging for you to cook up some brains. Click here to learn more about the transformation from box to stove top.

11. Birkin Bag

Birkin Bag Costume

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Are you looking for the perfect accessory for your latest outfit? How about the most adorable little Birkin Bag? If you’re a mom who prides yourself on style, click here to learn how to give your toddler a costume that benefits both of you!

10. Minecraft Character

Minecraft Costume

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There are few video games that have been more popular in recent years than Minecraft. While this specific example shows you how to turn your son into Steve, these simple instructions can be helpful when considering any character. Click here for more.

9. iPod

iPod Costume

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It may be filled with Disney tunes and songs from Sesame Street, but there’s no denying that this might be the most exclusive iPod out there. Make technology your thing this Halloween by turning any ordinary cardboard box into this popular Apple product. For easy instructions, click here.

8. Juice Box

Juicebox Costume

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You are what you eat, right? Click here to see how different moms turned their children into variations of their favorite fun drinks.

7. Thomas the Tank Engine

Thomas the Tank Engine Costume

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This one isn’t as easy as some others on the list, but with these instructions, a little artistry and a really, really big box, you can turn anyone into everyone’s favorite locomotive. Click here to learn how to change a cardboard box into Thomas.

6. Measuring Tape

Measuring Tape Costume

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Click here if you’re looking for one of the riskiest men’s costumes around this Halloween. Thrifyfun.com has more information on how to turn a cardboard box into measuring tape. Just make sure the length of the tape is believable.

5. Airplane

Airplane Costume

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… A cardboard box! You’ll have one of the most creative costumes around this Halloween when you click here and learn how to turn your box into an airplane. Just remember to put your wings down when walking in crowded rooms.

4. Wall-E

Wall-e Costume

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Turn your cardboard box into the most lovable Disney robot around. Click here for easy instructions on how to make the ordinary extraordinary, and give your child the perfect Wall-E costume this Halloween.

3. Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon Costume

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It’s up, up and away this Halloween when you turn your cardboard box into a hot air balloon. Click here for step-by-step instructions, and make sure you don’t float away.

2. Cabbage Patch Kid

Cabbage Patch Kids Costume

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Everybody had a Cabbage Patch Kid in their youth. If you have an infant or toddler, have them help you relive your youth by decorating any ordinary box in Cabbage Patch fashion. Click here to learn how, and, for adults, you could take this same concept with a Barbie twist!

1. Mailbox

Mailbox Costume

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Special delivery! Confuse your mailman when you turn yourself into a postal box this Halloween. Just make sure you enforce a weight limit on any boxes that might get dropped into the chute. Click here to see more fun images of this creative costume.


If you aren’t looking to put that much effort into your Halloween costume this year just hop on over to Wholesale Halloween Costumes. We’ve got a wide variety of popular costumes to make you the talk of the holiday.