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

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!