Original Halloween Costume Ideas – Photos and Tips

Take a look at these original Halloween costume ideas submitted to our annual Halloween Costume Contest. You’ll also find loads of homemade costume ideas and DIY Halloween costume inspiration.

Mover costume by Steven C., Manalapan, NJ

Original Halloween Costume Ideas - Photos and Tips

I made this original Halloween costume about 10 years ago. The illusion of this original Halloween costume is what makes it great.

I’ve had people stare at the costume for a few minutes trying to figure it out. I once brought it to the mall for a contest and people just stopped in their tracks to look at it.

To build this original Halloween costume I started by buying an extra large size workers’ uniform. I purchased a mask from a costume store and sewed it on to the top of a shirt. I then stuffed the entire upper torso of the uniform. The bottom was left open so that I could put my legs in.

I built a backpack into the uniform so that I can wear the costume over my shoulders. I used a regular moving box and cut out the back half of it. This part fits snugly against my waist.

I stuffed old jean legs and put them through holes cut out on the front of the box. I then stuffed it with old newspaper. After putting the “backpack” portion on me, I then attach the mover’s hands to the box with wire that I have running through the inside of the gloves.

Once it’s all together, it weighs about 20lbs and is heavy to lug around. But it is quite a sight to see it in person.

Total Spent: $50


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