Red Velvet Worm, Crossing Signal and the Golden Gate Bridge!

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You”ll never believe these costumes sent from a parallel cardboard universe. Interactive lights, secret candy chutes and functioning game pieces. Yeah!

What impresses me most, is the smiles of a family that “makes” together. From hair-brained idea to triumphant march on Halloween night, you can tell they enjoyed the whole process.

I hope you will be as inspired as I was by the favorite cardboard projects that costume meisters Rosie and Ben have created over the years. They sent me these pictures of their costumes for the Cardboard Costume Challenge.

Viva la Halloween!

   1. Anglerfish. Complete with hinged mouth that opens and closes, push light eyes and an internal switch for the overhead light.
2.  Red Candle. Contains an internal switch so friends can “blow” out the candle.
 
3.  Crosswalk.  Contains switch from “walk” to “don’t walk.”  So fun!
4.  Tropical Pitcher Plant.  Fly hat for a finishing touch.  Includes chute to drop in candy!
5.  Calculator.  “hello!”
6.  Velvet Worm.  Yes, very obscure.  Silly string was used for “slime glands.”
7.  Black Widow and Fly
 
8.  Connect 4.  Yes, the game actually works.  We donated it to a local school after Halloween.
9.  Golden Gate Bridge.  A hinge connects the road in the middle but we mostly stayed unconnected!

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2015 Cardboard Costume Parade!

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Matt Lentini Ren and Stimpy costumesMatt and Nicole Lentini Matador and Bull cardboard costumesMatt and Nicole Lentini Matador and Bull costumes

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!