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.

Box o’ Fries

Yum! A fab nod at fast food, this French fry costume is purely adorable. Seriously. It goes from plain ol’ cardboard to cool costume with just a few artsy steps. Get the full how-to from The Project Girl.

photo: Jen Allyson via The Project Girl

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— Erica Loop