As travel fanatics we look to include travel in every aspect of our life. So when Amazon reached out to partner with us to create Boxtumes low-cost costumes made from upcycled boxes – this Halloween and I asked my girls what they wanted, I wasn’t surprised when they picked a flight attendant and a pilot. This was my first time making boxtumes and I think I did pretty well, if I say so myself! Enjoy these two easy- to- make travel themed Halloween boxtumes!
First, you’ll need to gather your supplies, but both costumes require the same 4 simple ones; Amazon Prime boxes, tape, spray paint color of your choice, and a box cutter or scissors.
Travel Themed Halloween Costumes: Flight Attendant Doll and Box
My oldest loves dolls so to keep the travel themed costume idea she requested to be a flight attendant doll. I just needed one large Amazon box for her costume. You’ll first need to tape the flaps together to elongate the height of the box.
Then you’ll want to cut out the front of the box where “the doll” will show. I know my box is spray painted already but that’s because I realized a little too late it was a waste of spray paint to spray the section I’d be cutting out. Did I mention this was my first DIY? I’ll do better next time!
Since she wanted her box neon pink, I painted the box white first and then pink. I didn’t have to do this with the purple since it’s darker than the box but any color lighter than the box needs a primer. Adding this step makes the color pop much more and requires less spray paint.
Once it’s spray painted and dried you’ll need to cut out a circle on each side for your child to put their arms through. Then you can write whatever you want on the front of your box and voila!
The last step is to get dressed up as your doll and put go in the box! This costume takes no more than an hour to make.
Travel Themed Halloween Costumes: Airplane and Pilot
For my little one’s travel themed Halloween boxtume she wanted to be a pilot in her very own airplane. Her Boxtume needed two Amazon boxes, a small one and a large one. The small one was used for the body of the plane, where my little pilot stood. I cut the top flaps off but depending on the height of your child you may or may not have to do this. I then tapped the bottom flaps together.
Next, I used the large box to cut two long panels for the wings (see below). I cut out a hole in the middle of the panel on the top and bottom so my daughter could still stand in it the small box.
Then I used the large box to cut out a circle and propellers, taping the circle down on the front of the small box.
Once assembled, it was time to take this project outside to spray paint. I painted the entire plane white, while painting the propellers purple as requested by my daughter. I also added purple stripes to the top of the wings. It was now time to dress my little pilot up and let her fly the friendly skies.
My daughters were so happy with their travel themed Halloween Boxtumes. Using boxes meant I only needed to purchase the spray paint which cost me $22 for four cans. For super fast growing kids who can never wear a costume more than once I’d say this is a win! Did you find this article helpful? Please share it!
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