For the past three years my kids have been asking to be Minecraft for Halloween. We usually have a family theme each year, so I usually can convince them to do something else. Well this year we aren’t doing a family theme, so I let them have their Minecraft costumes. They picked a creeper, Steve and a zombie. They were easy to make and the best thing about them is they only cost $5 each to make, woohoo!! The heads are about $20 each so and they aren’t nearly as cool as these ones :). I ended up making them a mask, a hat and a treat box (since they always seem to want a prop, I figured they might as well have a functional prop).
I bought lots of foam board at the dollar store. I used my cutting board and a knife to cut them.
For the eyes, I cut holes at the eyes and then used a black and blue mesh fabric. I put it behind the hole inside the head and glued and taped it inside the head.
For the shirts I just used regular boys’ shirts. To save some money, I found some white shirts at the dollar store and used some Rit Dye that I had left over from another project to dye the Steve and Zombie shirts (and because I wanted them to be the perfect blue).
And that’s it for the mask costume. They were really easy to make! Here is Steve.
Once I had made the masks I realized that at our church’s trunk or treat they don’t allow people to wear masks and without the head of the costume, it’s a pretty boring costume. So I came up with another way to make them, so instead of being a mask, they are a hat. I did it all the exact same way but instead of cutting them 10×10, I cut them 7.5 x 7.5 inches (8 x 8 inches for my 10 year old).
As I was making costumes my kids asked if I would make them weapons and props. Like my son wanted a sword or a pic axe. I end up making them weapons and then half way through trick or treating I end up holding them, not so fun. So I decided to make their weapons/props functional, I make them treat “boxes” instead of treat bags. I made the boxes the same way with the foam board as I did the heads, and I cut them 8 x 8 inches. For added structure and support (I didn’t want all the weight of the candy to be put onto the bottom piece) I glued in some felt into the middle of them. The bottom piece is a full piece of felt, so the sides of the fabric are glued to the sides and the bottom of the box.
Here is the hat version. I love that you get to see their cute faces.
Check out these Minecraft ideas:
Crafting Table with Book Ends
Large Decor Signs
Foam Pickaxe and Sword
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