Coolest and Cheapest DIY Claw Machine Costume In Town

DIY Claw Machine Costume

My son ran up to me and said “MOM! I want to be a claw machine for Halloween”. I gave him quite the look and then thought in my head “that would be really cool, I can do it!” We searched on Pinterest for ideas but I wanted it to look his own – not … Read more

Cool Pet Dog Crane Machine Costume

Cool Pet Dog Crane Machine Costume

Abigail’s insanely obsessed dog mom Sarah insisted she enter Abbie in a pet parade contest. It was a ‘go big or go home’ mentality when it came to what Abbie would dress up as. She wanted a costume that she could contain Abbie to a wagon so that she wouldn’t get tangled or fraternize with … Read more

Cool Homemade Crane Machine Costume – The Claw

Cool Homemade Crane Machine Costume - The Claw

My costume came about because my son asked specifically for a claw machine costume. We had made a homemade costume last year, and everyone loved it! I think he wanted something different that everyone would once again love. We started off by getting a big box from my husbands job. Then we went to the … Read more

The Stove Box Claw Machine Costume

The Stove Box Claw Machine Costume

I had the idea to make this costume because wherever I go with my family, I love playing the claw machine games that they have at stores or restaurants. I wanted to make a claw costume where I was one of the stuffed animals in the machine. After the idea, I got to work. First, … Read more

The CLAW Machine Costume

The CLAW Machine Costume

Stefany is wearing the costume. I saw a video of a kid stuck in a machine and thought hmm i can make one of those. This was 1 large box, paint, clear vinyl and lots of stuffed animals. I cut 3 sides out on the large box and taped the clear vinyl on the inside. … Read more

Claw Machine Costume – Clawing my Way to the Top

Claw Machine Costume - Clawing my Way to the Top

I love doing large DIY costumes each year for Halloween. I think they’re way more fun and creative than a store bought costume. Plus, I love the added challenge of trying to figure out how to make my vision a reality. Last year I created a gumball machine costume and wanted to continue with a similar … Read more

Interactive Arcade Game Couples Costume

Interactive Arcade Game Couples Costume

We went to my sister’s house on Halloween night, where the street gets hundreds of Trick or Treaters, all the neighbors are out on their porches blasting Halloween music, it’s the kind of crowded, festive streets you see in the movies. We had a constant line for hours of children and teenagers (and a few … Read more

Award Winning DIY Stuffed Animal Claw Machine Costume

Award Winning DIY Stuffed Animal Claw Machine Costume

How did you come up with this costume idea? My daughter Natalie is 7 years old and just loves playing the stuffed animal claw game so she decided that was what she wanted to be for Halloween. Items included are as follows: 2 extra large home depot boxes 3 black spray paint 3 gorilla black … Read more

Cool and Realistic Arcade Games Group Theme

Cool and Realistic Arcade Games Group Theme

My friends and I do a group theme every year and this year we settled on going as an arcade. These costumes took about 20-30 hours apiece and were well worth the time and effort! We won two costume contests and had a lot of fun. All the costumes are made from dollar store foam … Read more

Homemade Baby Stuck in an Arcade Game Stroller Costume

Homemade Baby Stuck in an Arcade Game Stroller Costume

I had the idea to make a costume for my daughter based around my daughter’s stroller rather than having to carry her around all night, but I wanted something I had never seen before and I kept brainstorming and came up with absolutely nothing. The idea for her costume actually came to me when I … Read more

Cool Claw Machine Costume for a Girl

Cool Claw Machine Costume for a Girl

This costume was inspired by my daughter’s love for the crane game with stuffed animals inside. We decided to make the machine as a Halloween costume. We took an ordinary cardboard box and cut out the windows accordingly. We then made a panel for the joystick out of a shoe box and added a backpack … Read more

Beckie’s Cool Claw Machine Costume

Beckie's Cool Claw Machine Costume

My Claw Machine costume didn’t cost my family a single penny to make. On Wednesday, after I had decided that I wanted to be a Claw Machine, I found two toilet paper rolls and some tape in my house. I cut and rolled one of the rolls in order to make the “stick of the … Read more

Homemade Crane Game Costume

Homemade Crane Game Costume

I have always loved making things with cardboard and duct tape. I made my own slippers and my own flip flops. I made a suit of armor complete with sword and shield. So making a crane game costume out of boxes and duct tape was a natural! I used two boxes, covered them with duct … Read more

Cool Claw Machine DIY Costume

Cool Claw Machine DIY Costume

This Claw Machine costume is so simple. Get a big Cardboard box, and slice seam with exacto so box is fully open and lying flat. Next,  remove ‘tv screen’ size panels from 2 sides and front. Tape clear cello wrap cut to size on inside of openings. On back panel behind head I put aluminum … Read more

Cool Homemade Costume Idea: Claw Machine

Cool Homemade Costume Idea: Claw Machine

I made this costume for a 2011 Halloween party and everyone loved it!  It took about six hours to make and cost less than $100. The claw machine costume is made out of a large cardboard box as the frame and then wood trim purchased from a home store.  Construction paper, poster board and bulletin … Read more

Girl’s Halloween Claw Machine Costume

Girl's Halloween Claw Machine Costume

My 8 year old daughter decided that to be a claw machine for Halloween this year. This is one of her favorite games to play and it turned out awesome. We started off with a big rectangle box. We cut out the windows and spray painted it black, but you could choose any color. We … Read more

Coolest Claw Machine DIY Halloween Costume

Coolest Claw Machine DIY Halloween Costume

When my daughter told me that this would be her last year trick or treating it broke my heart. I knew right then that we had to make it the best one yet. We sat down and talked about what she wanted to be. She has had some awesome costumes in the past. She has … Read more

Cool Homemade Lobster Zone Claw Machine Costume

Cool Homemade Lobster Zone Claw Machine Costume

I work in a bar/restaurant and the bar has a game called Lobster Zone. It’s a claw machine, but instead of trying to win a stuffed animal, you try to win a real live lobster, and if you succeed the kitchen will cook it for you. Patrons of the bar go nuts over this tank, … Read more

Coolest DIY Claw Machine Arcade Game Costume

Coolest DIY Claw Machine Arcade Game Costume

I made my 9 year old son a claw machine costume for Halloween last year. The costume was called “The Claw”, a crane machine with stuffed animals in it. I started off with a big rectangle box, I painted it black, but you could choose any color. I glued in some stretchable straps inside to … Read more

Cool Homemade Claw Machine Costume for a Boy

Cool Homemade Claw Machine Costume for a Boy

This is my son Landon. He plays the claw machines a lot! We make videos playing the claw machine and we put them on Youtube! We have over 1.6 million views on our channel! He got the idea for this costume because he has his own candy claw machine in his room and wanted to … Read more

Super-Easy and Cheap Costume Idea for a Child: The Claw Machine

Super-Easy and Cheap Costume Idea for a Child: The Claw Machine

We needed a costume for a party and wanted to do something creative, rather than just buying a costume. We thought about making a “Claw” or “Crane Game”. We basically just cut out the front and arm holes, then spray painted the box. Painted some details on the front and added some cheap, old stuffed … Read more

Awesome Homemade Costume Idea: The Claw Machine

Awesome Homemade Costume Idea: The Claw Machine

This is one of those costumes that started small and quickly escalated into something larger than life.  My daughter wanted to be a Claw machine for Halloween.  After looking at various picture on internet I decided that it would be too heavy for her to carry around on her shoulders all day, so I decided … Read more

Kara’s Krazy Klaw Machine Kostume!

Kara's Krazy Klaw Machine Kostume!

My daughter always has outrageous costume ideas, and starts planning usually a year in advance. Well, this year she had decided to be one of those arcade claw machines and of course, her wish is my command! She has chosen some interesting characters, but I had a feeling we were in for some hard work … Read more

Cool DIY Claw Machine Halloween Costume

My 7 year old son loves to play the claw game! He wins a prize every time. He even prefers his allowance to be in quarters so that he can play. So wh

My 7 year old son loves to play the Claw game! He wins a prize every time. He even prefers his allowance to be in quarters so that he can play. So when asked what do you wanna be for Halloween this year, he said inside the Claw Machine! So we decided to make it … Read more