Throwback Thursday: You'll Love These Cardboard Halloween Costumes

October 31, 2019


It’s Halloween! The jack-o’-lantern is carved, the pounds of candy are purchased — you’re ready to roll! But wait, aren’t you forgetting something? THE COSTUMES! The kids need costumes! Luckily, that’s where cardboard comes in. You’ve still got time to craft one of these adorable DIY ideas. Grab the paint, tape and scissors — let’s get to work! 

Cardboard is a great tool for costumes because it’s incredibly easy to turn into nearly anything you want. Here are some of our favorite cardboard Halloween costumes:

Starting with a costume that takes kids to new heights. The airplane.

A dinosaur. A tiny, adorable dinosaur.

A Transformer, especially Optimus Prime.

This guy’s not playing games. He’s just dressed like one. Look like Pac-Man.

As we always say, it’s easy being green. This dragon, for example. 

This vending machine costume is handing out candy left and right. 

Mr. Robot is ready for Halloween! 

Thomas the Tank Engine is ready for a night on the town. 

A fidget spinner. Because…why not? 

And finally one for man’s best friend.

At Ernest, we love cardboard because it’s incredibly versatile. Not only can you make incredible costumes, but you can make fun projects like cardboard wakesurf boards and cardboard drums!

While all of this is a spooky good time, our real passion is using solutions like corrugated to solve problems for our clients — like we recently did with a retailer of refurbished smart devices . We can help you turn your packaging tricks into treats. Contact us today to get started.