This doll in the box costume my daughter and I made last year for her. We used an old baby type costume(baby dress and bonnet)to start with. She wore this outfit and we added rosy cheeks and a piece of string for people to pull and then she would say "mama".
We took an old box I had gotten with stuffing in it. We cut out the bottom of box and cut all but one of the flaps on the top of the box. This flap served as the lid to toy box. I took two small pieces of cardboard and cut them to look like the hinges for the box lid, this also help keep the lid up right or open. I glued them to the box lid and box itself.
We took white paint and painted entire box. It took about two coat because of the writing on box. We then took some old craft alphabet letters and glued them here and there all around the box. We took some more paint and put "Jessy's toy box" on the front. She put the box over her and we figured how high/low she wanted it and then I took some yarn and made straps to go from the front of box over shoulders to back of box. I just stapled the yarn to the front and back of box.
I took some old toys (couple of stuffed animals, plastic snake etc) and glue,stapled however I could to the top of the box and hanging over the side to look like toys coming out of a toy box. Put it all together and you have a baby doll in a toy box.
Last year I finally convinced my boyfriend to dress up for Halloween. He said that he would wear whatever costume I wanted him to wear as long as I made it for him.
Well, the surprise was on him. I started off by getting large boxes and Barbie ads from Toy's R Us. I then went to a paint store around the corner from my house and bought small bottles of red and blue paint, a small can of white paint, and a paintbrush. When I got home I mixed my colours and I painted and decorated my boxes the way that I wanted. I then cut large holes in the front of the box leaving a border of cardboard around all of the sides. I also cut four slits into the back of each box.
I looped a rope through the the top two holes and a belt through the bottom two. I tied arm loops so that I could wear the box like a backpack and I used the belt around my waist to keep the box upright. I went through my closet to find a suitable outfit for myself and I told my boyfriend to wear something nice.
Although it was hard to fit the costumes into the cab and into the club, I think that they turned out great. The bonus was that our friends could find us in a matter of seconds.
I took a wardrobe box and spray painted it pink. I hot glued glitter and snowflakes, wrapped packaging saran all around the box and borrowed a neighbor's daughter's prom dress. I was a Barbie in box costume.
I wrote "inclusive holiday Barbie 2006" at the bottom of the box.