Last minute DIY Halloween costumes made from boxes

Halloween is only 4 days away, and you are out of ideas for a great, unique costume.  Leave it to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® to have your back!

We have created some fun, quick, and inexpensive DIY costumes made from moving boxes to dress you and the whole family for the festive evening.

Presidential Candidate Stand

With the presidential img_9044election a major buzz in the media, why not be a nominee yourself!  This is a very simple costume that can even be made the day of Halloween.

Step 1:  Use a dish box because it holds a more rectangular shape.  Cut the top of in a slant toward the back of the box.

Step 2: Spray paint the box blackdemocrat-stand-6

Step 3:  Print out the party symbol of choice (unless you are very artistic and want to draw it) and use spray adhesive to attach it to the box.

Step 4: Using either glue or tape attach a black pipe cleaner with a black craft pom pom attached to the end.

Step 5:  Glue straps to hold the box on your shoulders.



This is one of the most unique costumes, and any coin can be made with a little artistic flare.

Step 1: Flatten the box and cut out a circle and drew the letters to prepare for cutout

Step 2:  Carefully cut out the letters

Step 3:  Spray paint the large circle and letters seperately

Step 4: Glue letters on to the circle and cut area for the circle to fit snugly onto the shoulder

Step 5:  Use fabric spray paint for the clothing and matching metallic makeup for your face.

Simple as that!

Rubik’s cube

This couple did an amazing job with the classic Rubik’s cube costume!  Follow the link here to find out how to make this the perfect costume!  Rubiks-Cube-Halloween-Costume-at-thebensonstreet.com_

Depending on the age of the person wearing the costume we recommend a using a small box for young children, a medium for females, and a large box for men.

Nerd’s box

This is one of our favorite duo costumes!  It is bright, colorful, and incredibly easy to recreate! The Nerds box  does take a little more time than some of the other costumes because there is a little more painting involved.  We suggest using medium-size boxes for this costume.

Step 1:  Cut the top and bottom out of both boxes.f14301d3c63826f3d9fd36f03ead7aab

Step 2:  Spray paint one box purple and one pink.

Step 3:  Put the boxes together to draw and paint the Nerds logo and design.  You can get as creative as you would like with this.  Just make it fun.

Step 4: Glue straps on for the boxes to sit one your shoulders.

Step 4: Add extra flare by wearing the same color as the boxes and funny glasses.

This is a great costume for couples or best friends!

Raisin Boxes

You can’t get much cuter than a box of raisins!  This is another very simple costume that will get a tremendous amount of attention while trick-or-treating! If you find yourself without a bonnet, you can simply use a red scarf!


Step 1: Find a small taller box and spray paint it red

Step 2: Cut out the front and arm holes on each side for your child

Step 3: search online for the “Sun-Maid” logo.  Print it out, and cut it out (we recommend using a craft knife).

Step 4:  Use spray adhesive

to attach the lettering to the bottom of the box

Step 5:  Add the bonnet or scarf and have fun!

For more great ideas involving moving boxes, check out our Pinterest page!

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