My son wanted to be a Mini Cooper just like his Gramps' car. He wore it to school, and "parked" it in the classroom. He was beeping and honking and having a great time.The costume was a huge hit on Halloween night!
My husband and I, made the costume from found items at home: cardboard box pool noodle masking tape (lots and lots) papier mache (for strength) paint pink foam insulation
We purchased 2 small mirrors and a can of spray paint. Total cost: $8.
It did take us 4 nights total to build, and in the future, we will plan ahead and begin earlier (we've said this before...)
We used lots of reference photos, and worked only when our son was sleeping. (It would have taken 8 nights to build!)
This car is very strong, because it was reinforced with papier mache, it will be passed on, and I am sure that at least 2 other neighborhood kids will be a Mini Cooper in future Halloweens.
Our Nine year old son came up with the idea for this Car Engine Costume and the whole family kind of ran with it. We started with a large box donated by a local store, next we laid out the arm and head holes to fit his size. We used plastic water bottles for the water neck and on the fuel pump. Smaller boxes for the valve covers, fuel pump, and the bottoms of coffee cans for the pulleys, old gift wrap tubes for the headers.
We did our best to recreate each engine part as accurately as possible. We painted each part and used a variety of tapes glues to connect each part to the main engine block. We had an actual used air cleaner so we attached that to an old ball cap and it worked perfectly on his head. Then we added some old engine decals from the tool box and we were off to school.
It was a fun family project. Total cost was $3.98 for the can of orange spray paint for the main piece.
Our four year old son Matthew loves old cars. His Papa owns two antique cars, and Matthew loves working on them and riding in them... so for Halloween, there was no talking him out of his idea to go as Papa's Model T.
The homemade Model T Car Halloween costume is made from cardboard boxes, adhesives, duct tape, and poster board. Glow sticks make the headlights shine, and a homemade "candy fuel" gas can collects the Halloween candy.
The shoulder straps are pieces of seat belt strapping. The spare tire on the back has a personalized 'Matthew' license plate.
Construction of the homemade Model T Car Halloween costume took several hours spread over a little less than 2 weeks. The car costume’s dimensions very closely match those of the actual car. This costume was a big hit in the neighborhood this year, and it will be displayed next fall at the Old Car Festival next to the real Model T.
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Started out as a pull up box, a pack of stickers and some taplights. I used makeup wedges to put behind the lights to wedge them pointing down at an angle so that when he was trick or treating he wouldn't blind fellow trick or treaters.
The wheels on the Car Halloween costume are made out of box lids from a craft store and the "hubcaps" are made out of candy cups that I found in the cake isle flattened. I also used a personalized bike license plate for the rear. He wore it like suspenders and we had a ton of compliments. Enjoy!