1950’s Chic Paper Doll Costume

1950's Chic Paper Doll Costume

I knew I wanted to be a doll. I love looking pretty, fabulous, and of course girly. I played around with being barbie and even a sexy blow up doll, but it seemed to have all been done, so I had to think of something different. So the paper doll theme came to my mind! … Read more

Super Fun Barbie in a Box Costume for Women and Girls

Super Fun Barbie in a Box Costume for Women and Girls

This super fun Barbie in a Box costume was fairly easy and very inexpensive to make, and was an absolute HIT this Halloween! I wore it first to a party, where I won first place in a costume contest, and then it was worn by a friend for a second time where she won a … Read more

Scariest Zombie Ken and Zombie Barbie Couple Costume

Scariest Zombie Ken and Zombie Barbie Couple Costume

This is my husband Matt and I. This was the most fun costume to make and to wear, ever! I have been wanting to do this for a couple years now but always waited until the last minute and didn’t have time. I saw a regular Barbie in a box costume but I thought “this … Read more

Cool Homemade Barbie in a Box Costume

Cool Homemade Barbie in a Box Costume

I needed a Halloween costume and couldn’t think of anything to be. At work my nickname is barbie and so like two days before the party i saw this big box at work and they let me take it home i knew exactly what i was going to do with it. I was going to … Read more

Cool 50’s Barbie in a Box Costume

Cool 50's Barbie in a Box Costume

My daughter wanted a unique and girly costume this year. We wanted to think outside the box, but ended up literally putting her in a box. At first I wasn’t sure if it would work but ended up being a total hit! This year we decided to make barbie in a box 50’s style. We … Read more

Mema Barbie and Papa Ken Couple Costume

Mema Barbie and Papa Ken Couple Costume

My husband and I are Mema and Papa to 3 beautiful grandchildren. We are also referred to as Mema and Papa to all of our friends children and grandchildren as well, so we wanted to create an idea for a child friendly costume. Mema Barbie and Papa Ken jumped unto my mind immediately. We have … Read more

New in the Box G.I. Joe and Barbie Costumes

New in the Box G.I. Joe and Barbie Costumes

I am always looking for new and clever ideas for Halloween. I mean, anyone can buy a costume! But, I like the challenge making a costume brings, and the reactions from friends, families, and neighbors makes it all worth it. Now every Fall everyone starts asking, “What are the kids going to be this year?” … Read more

Coraline-Inspired Creepy Doll Costume

Coraline-Inspired Creepy Doll Costume

I love Halloween; it’s probably my favourite holiday. I agonized over what my costume would be this year. I knew I wanted my costume to be gory, I wasn’t interested in being cute— it was Halloween after all. Three days before Halloween, after a lot of searching, I decided to go as a Coraline-inspired creepy … Read more

“Montana Edition” Barbie and Ken Couple Costume

"Montana Edition" Barbie and Ken Couple Costume

The biggest most important part to the costume is of coarse the Barbie BOXES. *Garment Box- I tried to spray paint the boxes pink but it didnt work well at all so I bought some pink wrapping paper and wrapped the boxes after I cut the hole out. To cut the hole out I just … Read more

Fantastic Barbie and Ken (in the Boxes!) Costumes

Fantastic Barbie and Ken (in the Boxes!) Costumes

Every Halloween at work, we have a costume contest. The students are not allowed to dress up, for safety reasons, but the staff all gets dressed up to compete in a ‘Best Costume Competition.’ The winners have varied from entire groups from movies or t.v. shows, to singular creative character (such as my friend’s bed … Read more

Homemade Seattle Barbie in a Box Halloween Costume

Homemade Seattle Barbie in a Box Halloween Costume

Items Used: Wardrobe box, chrome duct tape, douple sided tape, wrapping paper, spray paint, two small boxes, drawstring, and clothes I already own. How I made it: I cut the box, spray painted with a primer, then with watermelon pink. I bought chrome duct tape to use for the rough edges, wrapped the inside with wrapping … Read more

Coolest DIY Barbie and Ken Couple Costume

Coolest DIY Barbie and Ken Couple Costume

How can you look this cool you ask? Well, let me walk you thru the process. Please note, if you want to make 2 boxes (Barbie AND Ken), buy double of everything. Take a trip to the nearest U-Haul location. Buy a wardrobe box. On your way home from your local U-Haul, swing by Home Depot and … Read more

Fashionista Barbie and Ken Couple Costume

Fashionista Barbie and Ken Couple Costume

Creating the perfect Barbie & Ken costume was quite a challenge for two people with different creative sides. I’m the visionary/creator mastermind and my husband is the builder. I call him the over builder because he has a tendency to put way too much testosterone into my creative ideas!  I found the outfits at a … Read more

Coolest Homemade Pee Wee Herman Doll In The Box Costume

Coolest Homemade Pee Wee Herman Doll In The Box Costume

First off all my name is Jacky and I am a graphic designer/artist. I am a huge Pee Wee Herman fan! I wanted to think outside the”box” and come up with a fun interesting way to do Pee Wee Herman. I thought of, well, why not the Pee Wee Herman doll? So that is what … Read more

Coolest Homemade American Girl Doll in a Box Costume

Coolest Homemade American Girl Doll in a Box Costume

I got a wardrobe box from Uhaul and painted it maroon. I added AG stars on the side and cut out “American girl” and my daughter’s name with card stock. A cricut machine would have made this part much easier.  Took a large bowl and traced a circle on the box where the head should … Read more

Homemade Sports Ken and Barbie In Box Costume

Homemade Sports Ken and Barbie In Box Costume

Shopping list: Clear masking tape Two boxes 8 meters of pink wrapping paper 5 meters of yellow wrapping paper 1 meter of purple wrapping paper 2 sheets of white cardboard 1 sheet of red cardboard Pink rhinestones Glue Rope Outfits: BARBIE Blue tights and singlet Pink belt Pink flats Pink scrunchie Colorful leg earners Pink … Read more

Coolest Drunk Barbie Halloween Costume

Coolest Drunk Barbie Halloween Costume

I thought outside of the box to make a costume that ironically I be in a box! I went out and bought a closet-moving box from a moving store, then I cut out a hole in the front to mimic a Barbie box. I place pink wrapping paper all around the box and used plenty … Read more

Life-Size Toddler Barbie in the Box Costumes

Life-Size Toddler Barbie in the Box Costumes

I love Barbies. So this year we decided to make the life size Barbie in the Box.  My youngest daughter Liberty, insisted on being her favorite one, Princess Barbie. So it was my pleasure to try and make it happen. The best part about this adventure was the help from my whole family.  It was so awesome … Read more

Malibu Barbie and Ken Couple Costume

Malibu Barbie and Ken Couple Costume: I wanted a cool costume this year but one that wouldn't break the bank.  Costumes are quite pricey!  My husband and I like to go as a couple so I ha

I wanted a cool costume this year but one that wouldn’t break the bank.  Costumes are quite pricey!  My husband and I like to go as a couple so I had originally decided we’d be tourists.  BUT, I then had the wild idea that we could be Ken and Barbie, better yet, MALIBU Ken and … Read more

Original American Girl Doll Julie Costume for a Girl

Original American Girl Doll Julie Costume for a Girl: My daughter wanted to be the American Girl Doll Julie for Halloween.  I thought it would be cute to have her inside the box.  The first thing I did

My daughter wanted to be the American Girl Doll Julie for Halloween.  I thought it would be cute to have her inside the box.  The first thing I did was go to FedEx to find a box (I was thrilled I found one proportionate to the original AG Doll Box).  I painted the base color … Read more

Coolest Luke Skywalker Collectible Action Figure in a Box Costume

Luke Skywalker Collector Action Figure in Original BoxI purchased this Luke Skywalker costume last year and then decided to update it for anot

Luke Skywalker Collector Action Figure in Original Box I purchased this Luke Skywalker costume last year and then decided to update it for another years use. That’s when I came up with the idea for a collectible toy box.  It was a big hit and lots of fun. My son was definately the hit at the … Read more

Hands-Free Barbie and Ken in a Box Couple Costume

Last year, my boyfriend and I went as Barbie and Ken in a box. I wanted to do something unique, and although we saw another Barbie and Ken at a party

Last year, my boyfriend and I went in a Barbie and Ken in a box couple costume. I wanted to do something unique, and although we saw another Barbie and Ken at a party we went to, they quickly took their boxes off after seeing ours. Ken and I went to a few bars, and … Read more