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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!

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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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!

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

Blue Butterfly Wings

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Little Blue Butterfly, 2013
Found cardboard and paper, melon and apple cartons, paper cord, watercolor, pastel chalk, white glue

part of the series:

“Insect Family”

(Inspired by this butterfly puppet by Octodrone that my daughter fell in love with.)