Throwback Thursday: Cardboard Halloween Costumes You'll Love

October 26, 2017


It’s almost 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 got the whole weekend to craft one of these adorable DIY ideas. Grab the paint, tape and scissors – let’s get to work! 

Halloween is just a few weeks away, so it’s time to start planning this year’s costume. Not only is Halloween a great time for tricks, treats, and tooth decay, it’s always a fun time to get creative and try to outdo the wit and whimsy of your friends and their families.

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. (Have you seen all of the other cardboard Transformers?)

This guy’s not playing games. He’s just dressed like one. Look like PacMan.

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 Train 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 surfboards and cardboard snowboards!

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 flower retailer. We can help you turn your packaging tricks into treats. Contact us today to get started.