We decided that a fun costume would be to take a cardboard box and make it look like a clothes washer and then attach a cheap wash basket to the top where my daughter's head was in. We put some pieces of clothing in the basket and had a sock sticking out the door.
We fortunately had a skull toy for some reason that we also used as a dial for the washer.
We also made a fake box of laundry detergent that my daughter could hold in her hand or set on top of the washer.
A Homemade Clothes Washer Halloween Costume like this was nice because the child can dress warm underneath it for our cold Wisconsin Octobers. On the other hand it was a pain if she ever wanted to sit down, someone would have to help her remove the box so she could relax for awhile!
Unfortunately in this picture she isn't smiling! I kept having her take off and put back on the costume while we trying to get it right and she was getting really tired of it! Laughing!
My wee boy, Cooper, is washing machine daft. He knows all the makes and loves looking at them in books etc. We decided to make him a washing machine Halloween costume. We made it from an old vacuum cleaner box(the perfect size for a 3 year old)and made a hole for his head and a hole each side for his arms.
Drew a circle for the washer door and cut it out. We used the plastic lid from my electric steamer for the door. Glued on white paper and drew on the buttons, dial, hose etc. Copied the manufacturers signs and glued them on.(Hoover, Indesit etc) We found an old hose in the garage and secured it on with cable ties. The washing basket was 99p. We cut the bottom out of it and hung some old clothes from it. He was delighted with it. It was so easy to do and only spent 99p on the whole thing. Everything else we had around the house.
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I used a cardboard box for the washer. I covered it in white contact paper and cut holes in the top for the head and front for the window. I used a small white laundry basket on top, cut a hole in it and wired it to the box.
For the window, I used a silver plastic plate, glued scraps of cloth and bubble wrap onto the plate, and glued another clear plastic plate on top of the silver plate. I then inserted the window into the hole cut in front of the washer. I taped the detergent box and bleach bottle to the laundry basket.
My 5-yr-old son won 1st place in his age group at our community’s Halloween costume contest for his Washer Costume.