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Eiffel Tower Costume

This Eiffel Tower Costume is really simple and you probably have everything you need to make it at home right now. You could even add battery operated lights to make it sparkle if you wanted to get fancy. (This little costume makes me miss my old apartment.) You can see all of our Homemade Halloween series right here.

Keep reading for full instructions and photos.

Materials Needed: Large Cardboard Box, Box Cutter, Tape, Tin Foil, Tacky Glue

Step 1: Find a picture of the Eiffel Tower that you like and draw it on the box. Make the bottom of the Eiffel Tower the same width as the shoulders of the person wearing it.  It is important that the Eiffel Tower is symmetrical so that when you tape it together it isn’t crooked. Cut out four pieces.
Step 2: Tape the corners together by bending the pieces so they meet at the top.
Step 3:  Cut out a square the same size as the base of the Eiffel Tower and cut out 4 strips to tape to each side. Cut out a hole for the head.
Step 4: Cover both pieces in foil and glue the Eiffel Tower to the base with tacky glue. Et voila! You’ve got yourself an Eiffel Tower Costume.

Credits and our Talented Contributors:
All photography by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Photography for Oh Happy Day
Art Directed by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Ashley Rose Kirschling
Styling by Milan Shimono Lee
“Homemade Halloween” Type by Angela Hardison
Thanks to little E for modeling.

  1. c'est moi

    October 15, 2012

    Love this! This might be The One for more daughter this year.

  2. Maria @ Cheeky Pink Tulip

    October 15, 2012

    Hah! With the baguette and the beret if someone were to ask her at a party what she’s dressed as she can say ‘France’.

    Maria xx

  3. whitney @ thecurtiscasa

    October 15, 2012

    How precious… I think I might make an adult version of this 🙂

  4. Tamara's Blend

    October 15, 2012

    Haha this is SO cute, I might think about it as a costume for myself. 😉 Thanks for sharing!

  5. Et tu, tutu?

    October 15, 2012

    This cracks me up. How cute!


  6. Mary

    October 15, 2012

    OMG that is the cutest!!!! Wish I had a little one just so I could put them in that costume : )

  7. Elizabeth

    October 15, 2012

    That is tres magnifique!! I was the Eiffel Tower for Halloween back in 2005.

  8. Sarah

    October 15, 2012

    Oh my how cute!!!!! And what a cute little model too!!!! Bravo!

    – Sarah

  9. nicole

    October 15, 2012

    This is an adorable idea but it’s hard to imagine a child wearing something like this for more than a photo-op moment. It’s seems a little unruly for trick-or-treating.

  10. Kate

    October 15, 2012

    All of these costume ideas are totally cute from an adults perspective, I just don’t see how another kid would appreciate it though. Like every 5 year old knows who Spiderman is but Frida Khalo is just a colorfully dressed person with bad eyebrows. Or the cute french way this little girl is dressed is totally lost on most 5 year olds. I can see possibly a few knowing what the Eiffel tower is and even less knowing where it is, and then comes the question “why are you wearing it on your head?”

  11. Wanda

    October 15, 2012

    wow, i love it. makes me miss paris as well. i used to live in the marais for a while <3

  12. Marie

    October 15, 2012

    This is way too cute! I’m loving this series 🙂

  13. teresa

    October 15, 2012

    Adorable! and so creative!

  14. ALison

    October 15, 2012

    So adorable!

  15. bappaditya

    October 15, 2012

  16. Cho

    October 15, 2012

    Adorable! The little model is so adorable, the eiffel tower is adorable!

  17. Leecy

    October 15, 2012

    OMG this is awesome. Making this right now with my Eiffel Tower obsessed 3 year old!!!

  18. Mary

    October 15, 2012

    Okay, this is so cute I might just dress up like this for Halloween – and I’m not a kid! I love this!

  19. Jessica

    October 15, 2012

    These costumes that you have been posting are adorable. I almost don’t want to share so I can stash these for myself. But I will be cool and share em anyways.
    I especially love this cute eiffel- tower costume.

  20. mmmmm

    October 15, 2012

    The child cannot see his/her feet while walking. That would be a beyond tragic fall if he/she trips and falls forward, that cardboard is right at their neck. This idea needs a safer solution.

  21. Paige

    October 16, 2012

    Adorable. It’s sweet it is a recognizable costume with the Eiffel Tower on or not. Creative and innovative.

  22. Victoria Smith

    October 16, 2012

    this one too! wow!!! so cute!

  23. melissa

    October 16, 2012

    so cute. it is however, one of those I’d have to “make” my daughter wear as most of the little girls I know would not choose this kind of thing for their Halloween costume. I think it’s adorable though.

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