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I am so excited to be sharing this homemade Rubik’s Cube costume with you today as part of a series with CRAFT. My husband teaches elementary school and he likes things that someone 10 to 15 years older than he would. He loves to play games and I knew this would be the perfect retro fun costume for him.
Let’s get making this funky costume!
What you will need:
- large square cardboard box (I tried to find one at a grocery store but no luck, so I bought one at The UPS Store. I used a 24 x 24 x 24 sized box).
- black spray paint
- 9 pieces of colored card stock in 5 different colors
- hot glue gun & glue
- scissors or box cutter
To start spray paint the box black. I started going all over then decided to just do the edges. I would recommend this because most of it ends up covered. It will save your finger, mine was dying after trying to spray the entire box.
While the paint is drying. Cut out nine squares of each color. For my 24 x 24 x 24 inch box I divided it into three by three sections, making them each 8 x 8. To leave the black edges, I cut my squares to 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. I then rounded the corners with a corner punch.
The hardest part of this costume is cutting out the head and arm holes. I used a plate to trace the head hole and just free handed the arm square holes. For the arm hole, cut it out where the top middle square will be.
The last thing is to remove the excess flaps at the bottom of the box. I left it on so that the box would be higher of the ground and easier to do everything until this point.You are almost done! Glue down the top flaps using hot glue.
Lay out all nine squares starting on one side. Organize them so they have the same amount of space between each square and make sure they are lined up.
Take each square and glue each square down using hot glue. Repeat with each side. On the top go around the had hole and remove excess from squares that go over the head hole. Leave out the square over each arm hole.
I did my Rubik’s Cube costume pattern so that the Rubik’s Cube was solved, but you could play around with it and mix up the colors.
I loved this costume on my husband. I laughed. It was great! I want to see what his students think on halloween.
He is even such a good sport to model his costume. He was having fun with it throwing out thumb’s up. Now he really wants to learn how to solve a Rubik’s Cube.
What costumes ideas do you have brewing at your house for halloween?
Don’t forget to check out all the other really great costumes here.