Best Halloween Costume Ever.

This is it! Our first EVER creative challenge on The Cardboard Collective!

I hope I can energize all of you cardboard creatives out there to come up with a truly fantastic cardboard Halloween costume this year!

Here’s how it works.

2012 Cardboard Costume Contest

1.  Create a cardboard costume that fits into one of 5 categories.

  • Kids
  • DIY (100% kid made)
  • Adults 13 and over
  • Hybrid (50-75% cardboard)
  • Bicycle Costume

2. Starting October 1st, 2012 you can upload your pictures to the Flickr pool. Include in the comments section which category you would like to participate in.  If you don’t use Flickr shoot me an email with permission to upload your photos at

3. The whole point of making a costume is to get all dressed up and parade around, so don’t forget to spread the word on your blog, facebook, instagram, pinterest, tumblr and twitter account by plunking down the #cdbdcc hashtag or link to the Cardboard Costume Challenge and inviting the people you know.

5. Check back on November 1st, 2012 for final results and galleries of the most inspiring costumes and hey, maybe you’ll even win something cool from our sponsor MakeDo Japan!

Ready to get Started?

Head over to check out some truly inspiring cardboard costumes and get lots of ideas here: Cardboard Costumes Pinterest board

I’ll be posting tutorials every week filled with new ideas for working with cardboard as well as give you a glimpse at our own costumes in progress. I’ll also be introducing you to our amazing judges throughout the month.

I’m so honored to be sponsored by the coolest cardboard toy ever!

Don’t forget to grab your badge here:

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12 thoughts on “Best Halloween Costume Ever.

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  3. hello! we spoke at the asij cardboard event with the make do pieces.
    the costume competition is great and i love the wolf. our kids just finished their costume and we are getting the photos uploaded. is it too late to submit them?
    thank you for putting the contest on!

    • No not at all! I’m going to make a cut off of Nov. 2 to allow for people to entering from different timezones around the world. So glad you could enter!

  4. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over
    again. Anyhow, just wanted to say great blog!

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