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Welcome to Cardboard Costume Challenge 2017!

It’s all about inspiration, the exchange of ideas, and the excitement of making something by hand.

There are no contests.

No prizes.

No endorsements.

No sponsorships.

Just look around on the site, Pinterest Board, and around the web and challenge yourself to make your costume from cardboard, and whatever other scraps you can find.

If you would like to share your costume, send us a picture and we’ll post it.

We’ve already started to receive some costumes for 2017.

Have a look at the AWESOME, creative and inspiring cardboard costumes below!

Cardboard train costume by Alex Nadeau

Busy Bee by Camille www.thecardboardcollective.com

Busy Bee costume by Camille

 

 

Busy Bee by Camille www.thecardboardcollective.com

Busy Bee costume by Camille

Busy Bee by Camille www.thecardboardcollective.com

Busy Bee costume by Camille

 

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Paper Toad Costume

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Paper Toad Costume by Amber

Made from recycled materials & recyclable

Cardboard, egg cartons, expandable packing paper, Japanese paper rice bags, thread, acrylic paint, watercolor paint, white glue, staples

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

A Visit from the Purple Unicorn

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Mac Huynh, Writer: Unicorn, 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

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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