Cardboard Fire Truck Costume

Cardboard Fire Truck Costume

Cardboard Fire Truck Costume

So, cialis sales capsule if you haven’t caught on yet, best viagra patient I’m a super lazy craft-er. That’s why I love no-sew DIY costumes – I’m a big fan of using a box and a little imagination. And if you’re lazy like me, online here’s a couple of SUPER fast and last minute costume ideas that use supplies you may already have on hand.

Cardboard Fire Truck Costume

Cardboard Fire Truck Costume

Cardboard Fire Truck Costume

Felix is obsessed with fire trucks (or, as he like to call them, “wee-oo wee-oos”). So, instead of forcing him to wear a Life Aquatic costume (like I originally intended) I did the “good mom” thing and made him something he’d like…unfortunately…he was terrified of this “wee-oo wee-oo.” Oh well, I tried. The fire truck is made up of a diaper box, recycled cardboard, paint, duct tape and a couple of toilet paper rolls for the lights. And, of course, I had to give that little truck a face. Duh!

To go with the fire truck, Pete wanted to be a burning building. For his costume I used a giant paper compost bag and tape. I think it’s seriously adorable.

Cardboard Fire Truck Costume

Cardboard Fire Truck Costume

Cardboard Fire Truck Costume

I know, I know, it looks like a 12 year old boy made these costumes…but isn’t that kind of the best? I’ve always loved the very “homemade” look for Halloween costumes – they make me giggle. AND I’m not just saying that because…well look at mine…but they make me so happy. Now, hopefully I can make my costume in time for Saturday. I’m going to be a fireman’s hose.

I can’t wait to see everyone’s costumes this year! If you made your own please tag us on Instagram @ohlovelybows…that would be the best, thanks!

Peace and Love,

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  • Reply Teresa October 29, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Joyelle! These are amazing.

    • Reply Joyelle October 30, 2015 at 8:55 am

      Oh, thanks Teresa! ☺️😘

  • Reply Stephanie Wise November 17, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Just had to take a look at your blog and start following it in the future. I saw a guest post from Cori Anne on another blog. The post immediately caught my eye! Ok, I was interested in the topic, but I was more intrigued by the name. Love it! Of course, my third daughter’s name is Cora Anne!

    • Reply Joyelle November 17, 2015 at 8:08 am

      Thanks, Stephanie! Welcome! We’re glad you found us. :)

  • Reply Jacqui October 29, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Did you find plain bags or cut them, turn them and tape them back together?

    • Reply Cori Anne November 2, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      Hi! this may be too late a reply, but it’s a plain bag. i’m sure you could simply turn a compostable bag inside out, so no need for cutting!! xo

  • Reply Caroline June 20, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Maybe I missed it, but what are those straps made out of and how did you attach them to the box? Please and thanks!!

    • Reply Cori Anne July 24, 2017 at 9:38 pm

      Hi! I know this is late for a response, but we aren’t actively blogging anymore…the straps are made with duct tape and are simply attached with staples underneath. Hope that helps!

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