Suddenly the sunscreen has all but disappeared from the grocery stores aisles, and now it’s being replaced by … Halloween candy? Yep. It’s that time of year. The weather has that autumn chill, everything is pumpkin flavored and the kids are buzzing with costume ideas. Instead of breaking your budget on a store-bought costume, why not reuse what you have at home? With a little crafty inspiration and your child’s imagination, you can create cardboard box costumes that will definitely make for a happy Halloween. Check out our favorite ideas below.

Fly the Friendly Skies

You’ve seen Disney’s Planes something like a trillion times. And now your child wants to play one of the roles. For Halloween, that is. Don’t worry about finding a ready-made L’il Dipper costume at the mall (or online). Check out this cardboard box version from Desert Chica.

photo: courtesy Desert Chica

Which one of these is your favorite? Share with us in a Comment below!

— Erica Loop