2015 Cardboard Costume Parade!

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Ren, Stimpy and Log costumes by Matt Lentini and Matador and Bull costumes by Matt and Nicole Lentini

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“Wild Things and Max” bicycle-friendly costumes sent by Sarah

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Frank-Ein-Stein  and Fox Head by Betsy A. Riley

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Mosquito costume by Rebecca at Lepetitearbre

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Robot costume by Manon Doran see more pictures at her blog Une Dahlia en Westfalia

Do you have photos to send? I’ll keep updating this post. I would love to see your photos and the one-of-a-kind costume you made this year!

These costumes are pure cardboard magic. Thanks to everyone that sent photos and Happy Halloween 2015!

Monarch Caterpillar from Cardboard

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Cardboard Monarch Caterpillar Costume by Amber

Made from recycled materials and recyclable

cardboard, Japanese paper rice bags, white glue, staples, thread, steel-toothed zipper, caster wheels, acrylic paint

Cardboard Costumes!

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Snowy Owl by Lynn Towill

L. Towill’s “Snowy Owl”

 

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M. Doran’s cardboard peg horse  http://unedaliaenwestfalia.wordpress.com/

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J. deGroot’s cardboard stag

Wow! These are some of the incredible costumes that blog readers sent. Cardboard used in a variety of ways, and utilizing the natural tones and textures of the material. Outstanding!

A Visit from the Purple Unicorn

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Mac Huynh, Writer: Unicorn, Photo by Patricia Chang for Racked

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Malorie Lucich McGee, Tech Communications: Cereal Killer, Photo by Patricia Chang for Racked

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Ben Chiaramonte, Brand Designer: Wolf of Wall Street, Photo by Patricia Chang for Racked

Our Cardboard Costumes Pinterest board was recently featured on The Pinterest Handmade Halloween Hub. Some Pinterest staffers even made their own costumes inspired by some on the board, including our own Cardboard and Newsprint Unicorn Costume, (top) which looks even better in purple, I think.

Cardboard and Newsprint Unicorn Costume by The Cardboard Collective

Cardboard Creatures & a Pinata too!

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I had a great time with all the kids and parents that came to the mask-making workshop. Their creativity transformed a pile of cardboard and paper recyclables into a fun menagerie of hats, masks, wigs and mythical creatures. I also loved sharing my family’s long time tradition of making pinatas (this time in cardboard) with so many families who had no idea what pinatas were.

Thanks to everyone who helped with clean-up, spreading the word through email, my very kind friends who translated for me, and to everyone who came out on such a beautiful day to enjoy the fun of making and celebrating together.

Mask-Making Workshop

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Cardboard Collective mask-making workshop in Tokyo, October 24, 2014

In cooperation with Play Park Kujira Yama ( a weekly pop-up adventure playground in Tokyo) I’ll be leading a Halloween mask-making workshop culminating with a cardboard pinata we’ll decorate the day of the event. Oide!

Who: preschool and elementary aged children and their parents

What: recyclable Halloween hat and mask making

Where: Koganei Musashino Park next to Kujira Yama

When: Friday, October 24th, 2014 from 2pm – 4:30pm

Please bring some light weight cardboard, a stapler and scissors (with your name on them) and okashi/snacks to fill  our pinata!

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