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.

Perfectly Pac-Man

It’s totally tubular dude. This throw-back to the '80s is still current enough to keep your kids knowing they’re completely cool. Add in a few pieces of pixelated fruit and you’re good to go. Get the details on this awesome arcade art activity at The Effortless Chic.

photo: Jen Pinkston via The Effortless Chic

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— Erica Loop