Funny homemade Halloween costume ideas are great fun. You can save big bucks and have lots of fun being creative at the same time for Halloween 2011. Plus, cardboard can make lots of different costumes.
Being creative with art supplies and crafts takes patience and determination. It takes some commitment and effort but the resulting Halloween costume is always something to remember and you can honestly tell people, “I made it myself.” Here are some ideas for do-it-yourself funny costume ideas.
1. Make a Robot Costume with Cardboard and Aluminum Foil
Robot costumes are always fun because you don’t need very much at all. Just find a box that can fit over the chest and stomach of your child. Then cut out a hole on the top for the head and holes on the sides of the box for the arms. Lastly, tape or glue the aluminum foil on all sides of the exterior of the robot costume.
2. Make an “Occupy Wall Street” Costume for 2011
The “Occupy Wall Street” and other similar groups around the country are doing serious things to bring attention to the financial inequity in the United States. You can support this movement by committing yourself to raising money or candy for your local “Occupation” group. The costume idea for this is to create a sandwich cardboard sign that you can wear. You take a big piece of cardboard for your front and one for the back, and on the top of each you attach string or rope to attach both pieces and then hang them over your shoulders. Make sure you write something inspirational on both sides and promise everyone you meet that you will donate any money or candy you get to your local cause.
3. Captain America Shield for the Captain America Costume
If money is tight, consider making your own homemade DIY Captain America shield. All you need is a big piece of cardboard in the shape of a circle. Then paint red and white circle rings on the cardboard and a big white star in the middle. On the inside you can use some rope and duct tape to make a handle. For the rest of the costume, dress the person up in lots of red and blue clothing like Captain America.
4. Thor Costume with Thor Hammer
The “Thor” movie was very popular this year. You can make a quick and easy Thor Halloween costume for 2011. First, you need a big piece of red cloth for his cape. Then add dark pants and boots. Lastly, and most importantly, you will need Thor’s hammer. Find a small box and wrap it in aluminum foil. Then attach a thick stick or small pole through the box and use duct tape to make sure it is secure.
Consider making these funny and creative homemade Halloween costumes out of cardboard. You will enjoy the process of being creative at making something funny and memorable with these ideas. Have an exciting and safe Halloween in 2011.