Low Waste Hallowe’en Costumes for Kids

paper skeleton

It’s a real struggle to find ideas for spooky low-waste Hallowe’en costumes, especially if you’ve very fussy kids! So to save you hours of research time here are some of my favs, including this stylish paper skeleton by architect Marie-Laure Pham. Read on for some more clever, low-impact Halloween costumes.

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There’s nothing that can’t be made from cardboard, like this stylish knight costume. You can find a tutorial for a cardboard knight costume on this website.

Lego Costume

or how about a humble Lego brick costume made from a cardboard box?

or a Mrs and Mr Lego costume?

Or a cute cardboard box dinosaur from Hello, Wonderful?

Or scuba divers with plastic soda bottles for air-tanks?

Or a crazy but fun taco costume? The tutorial suggests using felt but you could make it just as easily with card to keep the environmental impact down.

I love these clever pac man costumes from Li’l Buck’s Creations

And this sweet lollipop costume from Oh Happy Day

square minecraft mask

If you’ve a minecraft fan in the house – and let’s face it who doesn’t – these Minecraft character heads are a synch to make. You can download the printable template for some Minecraft masks,

Lama costume anyone? Here’s a cute one from Mer Mag

Or would you prefer a snail costume from Oh Happy Day?

boy in fidget spinner costume

Another idea from Oh Happy Day is this simple but effective fidget spinner costume.

This is actually a costume on sale by Wallmart but I imagine anyone with an ounce of craftiness in them could make this ‘Rock Paper Scissors’ costume themselves. All you need is three kids to wear it!

If none of these costumes tickle your fancy check out this article on the Coolest Ever Homemade Costumes for more ideas.

I’ve lots more Sustainable Hallowe’en ideas on the website, just click the link.


Published by Elaine Butler

I am a circular design consultant helping manfacturers prepare for the circular economy

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