Kids Halloween Costume Ideas: How to make a Garbage Man, and more!

[14 Oct 2009 | By | 7 Comment(s) | 29,743 views ]

I’ve been posting cute kids costumes over at the Dabbled Facebook page, and inviting readers to join in, and Lisa posted this one. I thought it was so cute we just had to share it with everyone.

Lisa made this Garbage Man/Truck costume, and I think she did an awesome job. As she points out, the same principles could be used for a fire truck (with fireman costume), tow truck, or whatever your little boy would like!

The little garbage man with the real neighborhood version

The little garbage man with the real neighborhood version

According to Lisa, she made this with: Two cardboard boxes, six paper plates, some paint and some ribbon. And, notice the matching hats for extra credit! She used two of those “puck lights” on the front for headlights (and had two little red flashing lights for taillights on the back), adding authenticity and safety at night…  And check out the cool dumpster candy container, too!

Thanks so much to Lisa for sharing it with us!

garbage man - rear view

garbage man - rear view

garbage man - dumpster candy container

garbage man - dumpster candy container

garbage man - dumpster candy open

garbage man - dumpster candy open

More ideas (some with tutorials) for kids/family costumes:

Got your own cool costume ideas?  Share them!

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7 Comment(s) »

  • Lana Stewart [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    this halloween costume is four kinds of awesome http://bit.ly/1a2i8B

  • ErikDavis [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    need more Halloween ideas? why not dress your kid up as a garbage truck? http://bit.ly/AL25F

  • Heather - Dollar Store Crafts [] :

    I love the garbage truck costume!!! My sons would LOVE that. How awesome that he was photographed with the real garbage man, too!!

  • Carmel [] :

    I think this costume is absolutely adorable!! Where’d you find the hat??

  • Dot [] (author) :

    You’d have to ask the reader who submitted it.. If you’re on Facebook, it’s about 10 posts down on the Dabbled page right now:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dabbled

  • Catherine McCord [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    My son's DREAM halloween costume! http://tinyurl.com/yzfu72v

  • thalia  [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    @puspitajewel LOL, kocak banget! jadi truck… http://tinyurl.com/yzfu72v // @almaviva @CittaPermata