DIY Halloween Costume Ideas Using Moving Boxes

If you’re moving in late summer or early fall, there are many things you can do to repurpose moving boxes, but not many are more fun than making a DIY Halloween costume. With a quick search you can find thousands of ideas, but here are some of our favorites.

Tetris group moving box costume

We created this for our own Suddath® team, and this is what we used:

  • 40 medium-sized moving boxes
  • Colored craft paper (any solid colored paper will do)
  • Black tape
  • Packing tape
  • Spray adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Friends (you’ll need help building and cutting)

To get a snug fit when stacking boxes, cut the box lids opposite of each other as you piece them together and use packing tape to increase stability. After your shapes are created, use spray adhesive to stick colored paper to the boxes, and then use black tape to divide sections to create a Tetris look.

Other boxy Halloween costumes

  • Minecraft or SIMS characters
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • A Lego piece
  • Rubik’s cube
  • A doll in its box
  • Bubblegum dispenser

The possibilities are unlimited, particularly with an internet full of ideas—both topical and retro. So if you plan to move in the months before Halloween, set aside some moving boxes for DIY costume fun.