When I asked my 3-year-old son what he wanted to dress up as this Halloween, he said with confidence, “A racing car driver!” So I thought, ok this should be easy. I’ll just get a costume at Target or on Amazon and we’re set. Jumpsuit—check. Helmet—check. I thought I was done but to my surprise when my little firecracker tried on his new racing car driver costume, his next question was, “Where’s my car?” I LOL’d because he was right—how could I forget the car! So, I scoured the internet for boxcar costume ideas and found this No-Hassle Racecar Box Halloween Costume.
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I love this Box Car Halloween Costume because there’s no cutting and taping cardboard boxes together hoping for something that resembles a race car. I found it from Oriental Trading Company for only $14 and it’s so quick and easy to put together, you’ll be done with it in no time. You can paint it yourself or let your child color it for fun.
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This car comes with 2 precut holes on the side to hold it up. But for extra stability and to ensure my 3-year-old wouldn’t have to hold it up all night because let’s face it, it probably won’t last more than 30 minutes, I added ribbon shoulder straps. Poke 2 holes in the front windshield and 2 holes in the back of the car, pull the ribbon through the holes and tie knots on the inside.
Throw on a pair of pants, tee shirt, and baseball hat or check out this cute Little Tykes race car driver costume which also comes with a helmet. You can find it at Walmart or one similar on Amazon for $20.
No-Hassle Racecar Box Halloween Costume Materials Needed:
- Acrylic paint, markers, or crayons
- 3-4′ Satin ribbon
- Race Car Driver Costume
- Color Your Own Race Car Box Costume
- Hole punch
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Bonus Candy Holder:
I taped a shoe box to the inside of my No-Hassle Racecar Box Halloween Costume for a convenient candy holder. But don’t forget a backup bag or pumpkin when your tot decides to ditch his boxcar—if they’re under 4, odds are it’s happening. Just have fun and get a few good pictures before they rip it off!
What do you think about my No-Hassle Racecar Box Halloween Costume? Would you try it? Do you like to make Halloween costumes? Share your comments below.
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Meagan is in her mid-thirties and has been married for almost 10 years. She is a proud boy mom, happily navigating her way through the toddler years. She met her husband 20 years ago in high school; they got married 10 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. Meagan currently helps run a family business with her parents and sister, while blogging about her life and taking care of her three-year-old son full time (at work)!
When she isn’t chasing her son around and constantly picking up Matchbox cars, she enjoys spending time with her family on a beach anywhere. She also loves decorating and organizing her home, delving into fun DIY projects, bargain shopping, and eating at unique restaurants. She also loves Barbecue anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.