Snack Shack Vending Machine Costume

Snack Shack Vending Machine Costume

Chris (dad) is wearing this. This was something we came up with just trying to come up with a different costume. This was made using 2 boxes, one smaller that fit inside, 3 slinkys, lots of candy and empty soda cans and water bottle caps. Most of this costume is from materials we already had, … Read more

Vending Machine Costume for a Child

Vending Machine Costume for a Child

So I needed a box, the absolute right size box. I drove my minivan around town on recycle day scouring the town for just the right size. I think I brought home about five boxes before I found “the one”. My husband thought I was crazy. I then cut out the arm holes, neck and … Read more

Realistic Vending Machine Costume

Realistic Vending Machine Costume

I could have gone out and bought a costume, but I always encourage my boys to be creative and use their imaginations. We had an extra cardboard box available, and decided to use it for this year’s Halloween costume. After searching the Web for ideas, we decided to create a vending machine. I started off … Read more

Cool Vending Machine Child Costume

Cool Vending Machine Child Costume

My little brother wanted to buy a costume at the Halloween store, but he is very short so all of the costumes didn’t fit him and he got very frustrated. I felt bad so I thought I have to make him something. I started looking around on the Internet for ideas and found this Vending … Read more

Cool Homemade Redbox Costume for a Boy

Cool Homemade Redbox Costume for a Boy

My son Antoine (8) had won the Sartorette Elementary’s harvest festival costume contest in San Jose for the last 3 years in a row. This year was a challenge coming up with an original costume for the contest. While driving by a Red Box I told my wife what about we built the box, we can … Read more

Awesome DIY Vending Machine Costume

Awesome DIY Vending Machine Costume

Every year my son likes to pick a unique object to be for Halloween. Last year he was a mailbox.  In prior years he has been items such as a stoplight, recycling bin and traffic cone.  This year he wanted to be a vending machine.  A lot of times when we go trick or treating … Read more

Awesome Light-Up Vending Machine Costume

Awesome Light-Up Vending Machine Costume

I make a homemade costume every year for Halloween. This year, I decided I wanted to try to make a really epic costume that no one else would be wearing. I love building stuff, and I also love electronics, and things that light up. I wanted to create a unique costume that  incorporated everything in … Read more

Cool Redbox DVD Kiosk Costume

Cool Redbox DVD Kiosk Costume

Each year my work has a halloween costume contest, the last couple years the same colleague had won. I really was determined to make something that would be unique to win. I recently moved, had boxes around my house – so i decided.. why not be a Redbox Kiosk? My boyfriend & I use redbox … Read more

Boy’s Awesome Vending Machine Costume

Boy's Awesome Vending Machine Costume

Our 9 year old son chose to be a vending machine this year for Halloween. It turned out awesome! We used a cardboard box with the 4 flaps extended out on the bottom. The outside box was painted with a black spray paint and we used leftover corner pieces from another box to create supports … Read more

Cool Homemade Cardboard Box Vending Machine Costume

Cool Homemade Cardboard Box Vending Machine Costume

When i asked my son what he would like to be for halloween he said a vending machine with drinks i was like ok well, so i got a lasge box and started cutting out and covered it in black paper and i printed out logos from computer and sings like push and coin return … Read more

Awesome Vending Machine Costume

Coolest Homemade Vending Machine Costume

Last year I wanted to be something unique. I was tired of the same old princess or fairy costume that fabric was so cheap it ribbed as you were trick or treating. So with a little thought me and sister created the costume. All we needed was a card board box my size, black spray … Read more

Homemade Vending Machine Costume that Actually Dispenses Candy

Homemade Vending Machine Costume that Actually Dispenses Candy

Dalaine Nolan as a Vending Machine. This Vending Machine costume is definitely one of a kind.  Our family had a lot of fun making the costume but we also had a lot of trouble with the costume.  The box was a refrigerator box.  It was cut down to the height of  Dalaine.  Brian, Dalaine, and … Read more

Coolest Homemade Redbox Costume

Coolest Homemade Redbox Costume

We considered buying costumes but they were expensive and surprisingly hard to find. So my husband had the great idea that was to make my son’s costume this year the REDBOX. At first I thought that it would not be good enough and would not have enough detail to it. But I can’t tell you how … Read more

Original Homemade Vending Machine Costume

So I decided that I was so tired of all these costumes now days that have no originality that I deceived to make my boys last year. My husband had th

I decided that I was so tired of all these costumes nowadays that have no originality that I deceived to make my boys last year. My husband had the idea for my younger son to be the KFC Man which was super easy since we had an all-white suite that was used just months prior … Read more

Awesome Homemade Vending Machine Costume

Homemade Vending Machine Costume

My daughter decided she wanted a Homemade Vending Machine Costume so we found a big moving box and got started. We cut arm holes and a head hole. Then we spray painted the box black. We covered a vegetable carrying box with aluminum foil and then cut a hole just a little smaller than this … Read more

Coolest Vending Machine Threesome Costume

Coolest Vending Machine Threesome Costume - Christina, Raven, and me (Melissa) on Halloween day

My friends and I were stressing over what to be for Halloween, being Sophomores in high school basically means competing against pretty girls dressed up as “school girls” or “bunny rabbits”. While discussing what we wanted to be, we saw some vending machines, and at that moment, our decision was made. We made our Vending … Read more

Vending Machine Costume

I came up with the idea for this kids Halloween costume after helping fill the vending machine at my work. I used one large box. First thing was to cut arm holes and an opening for her head. I then made a back panel in the box so you could not see my daughter inside … Read more

Vending Machine Costume

While out shopping one day my son and I were trying to come up with original ideas for kids Halloween costumes. We stopped at a vending machine to get a soda and my son thought a vending machine would be one of those original kids Halloween costumes to create. We found a large box and … Read more

Coolest Vending Machine Costume

Homemade M&Ms Vending Machine Costume

I am a HUGE M&M collector. I have an entire room full of M&M items. Everyone tells me it looks like a store. I have M&M candy dispenser, many many pins, magnets, clocks, radios, everything you can image in an M&M. I also have M&M towels sheets pillows, plates, cups, mugs, silverware. M&M items in … Read more

Cool Homemade Vending Machine Costume

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We chose to make a vending machine for my son’s costume. We obviously used a box that fit his size but with the 4 flaps facing forward- these would be easier to cut for the viewing part of the vending area. The outside box was painted with a black gloss paint and black duck tape … Read more

Coolest Homemade Candy Vending Machine Costume

Homemade Candy Vending Machine Costume

The Tuesday before Halloween, my 9 year old son came home from school in tears, saying that his classmates had teased him that his Ninja costume idea for Halloween was “lame”. Not a fan of store-bought costumes, I was happy to ditch the Ninja, re-think and create a whole new idea for the big day … Read more

Coolest Homemade Adult Vending Machine and Quarter Costume

Homemade Adult Vending Machine and Quarter Costume

I was looking online and through magazines last year for couples Halloween costumes. Everything I found had been done a million times and we wanted to be something unique. I found a costume in a magazine of a small child in a vending machine costume with candy stuck all over the front of it with … Read more

Coolest Homemade Vending Machine Costume

Homemade Vending Machine Costume

I saw this idea for a Homemade Vending Machine Costume on this website but there weren’t any detailed instructions so I had to go with what little information I had and some small pictures. My daughter loved it. Everybody said it was the best costume they had ever seen. Items needed: •Box big enough for … Read more

Coolest Homemade Snack Machine Costume

Homemade Snack Machine Costume

We chose to make a Snack Machine Costume for my son’s costume. We used a box that fit his size and a smaller box for the vending window. The outside box was painted with green and sliver paint and duck tape was used for the corner edges. The front half of the costume was a … Read more