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Airplane Costume

Here is another Halloween Costume in our Homemade Halloween Series. This might be my favorite yet and was really simple to put together. It basically involves cardboard boxes and a trip to the craft store. This costume was requested by Roman but when we went to try it on him he would have none of it. So Moses agreed to be our model (he is at a way more bribe-able age.) See full instructions below!

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Materials Needed: Cardboard Boxes, Paper Towel Roll, Styrofoam Ball, Tape, Tacky Glue, Box Cutter, Straps, Dowels.
For the Costume: Pilot’s CapGoggles, Scarf, Jacket, and Boots.

Step 1:  If you can find a round-ish box even better (we found a helium tank box that worked great) but you could also make a round box or just use a rectangle shaped box. Cut two wing shaped pieces and glue them to the top and the bottom of the box.
Step 2: Cut  holes in the bottom and the top of the box just big enough for the body to step into. Attach wooden dowels at the end of the wings with glue.
Step 3: To make the propeller cut two propeller pieces out of cardboard. Glue them together at the center and cut a hole in them just the size of the paper towel roll. Put the paper towel through the propeller and push the styrofoam ball onto the end. Make a hole in the front of the airplane for the paper towel roll to fit through. Trim the paper towel roll and stick it into the hole.
Step 4: Paint the airplane as desired then attach straps from the front to back to sit on the child’s shoulders.

Credits and our Talented Contributors:
All photography by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day
Art Directed by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Ashley Rose Kirschling
Crafting and Calligraphy by Julie Manwaring at Flourish & Whim
Styling by Caitlin Barker
“Homemade Halloween” Type by Angela Hardison

  1. Sarah

    October 16, 2012

    Awww this ones a winner! I love it! The puffy clouds add a nice touch =)

    – Sarah

  2. LARY@ Inspiration Nook

    October 16, 2012

    OMG! Adorable!!!

  3. Victoria Smith

    October 16, 2012

    you are just amazing! i’m in awe. this is adorable!!

  4. Abbey

    October 16, 2012

    This halloween series is just the best. LOVE the pilot costume!!!

  5. Kate

    October 16, 2012

    This one is my favorite!! SO cute.

  6. Jen

    October 16, 2012

    That is the cutest thing I have ever seen!

  7. Chrissi Holt

    October 16, 2012

    Oh my this is insanely adorable. I love his outfit hahaha very inventive !

    Love Chrissi xo

  8. Lisa

    October 16, 2012

    Moses looks adorable in these colors. All the costumes are lovely and we all agree that you’re a genius 🙂

  9. Connie

    October 16, 2012

    Nicely done!

  10. Lauren

    October 16, 2012

    These costumes are too cute!

  11. rachael

    October 16, 2012

    he looks like he’s enjoying himself! i’m trying to pick my favourite pictures.. probably the last one because of the smile!


  12. Staci @ My Friend Staci

    October 17, 2012

    Ha! He is too adorable in those goggles. I had a cardboard costume once, too. I was a jack-in-the-box!

  13. Erika @Sausage Jar

    October 17, 2012

    I just love these series! So sweet!

  14. Mrs.G

    October 17, 2012

    I love this! Those boots are adorable too…where are they from?

  15. Tara

    October 17, 2012

    I think this is ‘the one’ – love it and I think my two year old will, too!

  16. Sarah the Stylist

    October 24, 2012

    This would make for a fabulous Amelia Earhart costume! So darling 🙂

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