I made this Homemade Fed-Ex Princess Costume for my 6 year old daughter. I made it entirely from Fed-Ex shipping envelopes, Fed-Ex boxes, Fed-ex shipping labels and bubble wrap.
For the "evening gown" top I cut a large Fed-Ex box in a scalloped pattern to fit my daughter, leaving the back cut vertically down the middle to enable easy-in and out. I used the shipping labels to create a closure and applied more when removing and putting top back on, convenience!!
The "ball gown" skirt I made from the Fed-Ex envelopes (stuffed with the bubble wrap), layering them brick style with a bubble wrap layer between each row (I made approx. 4 rows to make skirt floor-length on my 6 year old). She stepped into the skirt (which should stand alone when finished) and used the shipping labels to use a closure and ensure tight fit around her waist.
Finally for fun I made her a Fed-Ex purse from a large Fed-Ex envelope with a bubble wrap strap, a Fed-Ex tiara cut from Fed-ex box, a bubble wrap Princess Sash adorned with the shipping labels, and finally an Xl Fed-ex box cut and used as a trick or treat bag!!
We received so many compliments and she also won EVERY costume contest she attended and this costume was super easy to make and recycle friendly. We went to local Fed-Ex retailer and had most envelopes and boxes donated.
Total cost of entire costume-- $10.00
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This tool box costume idea came to me because at the time I worked in a repair shop. I used two computer boxes as a start, but any durable box would do. They are attached using zip-ties. I cut out the holes for the drawers, arms, head, and the entire bottom for walking. I fashioned the drawers out of keyboard boxes.
Next, the whole thing was primed and painted. This took several days and coats. Now came the fun part. I spent a couple weeks searching out stickers, logos, decals, and anything else one would find on a mechanic's treasure chest. I put the drawers in and loosely faceted them with zip-ties as well, so that they would pull out (to a point. Each had some type of tool in them. There were handles where you would normally find them on a tool box, only my son used them to help hold the costume when he walked. If he squatted down, the lid would close, and many people would think a box was sitting in front of them.
This is not our costume for this year, but when it was finished, he won two first place prizes in our town's costume contests. It turned a lot of heads, and was a blast to make!
I made this Mailbox Costume for my 10 year old daughter who insisted on being a USPS blue mailbox. I used blue poster board and duct taped it together using blue duct tape, made a handle out of metallic silver pipe cleaners and downloaded pictures of the USPS logo, and drop times signs, printed them on sticker paper and stuck them to the box.
Then my daughter wore the costume outside to wait for her brother to get off of the bus from school. The bus driver wanted to know when the mailbox was installed on the street.