Learn how to make an easy Rubik’s Cube Costume using a cardboard box, spray paint, and cardstock paper! This costume is easy but turns out so cool!
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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. This costume is a perfect retro throwback historical costume. All you need is the right size of cardboard boxes and this costume will work for kids or adult costumes.
This costume is perfect for 80’s lovers, nerds, and anyone who wants to DIY their costume with no sewing, and only a few supplies that are easy to gather. So let’s get making this funky costume!
- 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
Other supplies that might be helpful: black duct tape or black electrical tape, construction paper instead of cardstock, Spray adhesive, and add black gloves to complete the look.
Rubik’s Cube Costume Tutorial
Painting the Box
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 instead of painting the whole box black. 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 inches x 8 inches. To leave the black edges, I cut my squares to 7 1/2 inches x 7 1/2 inches. I then rounded the corners with a round corner punch.
The hardest part of this costume is cutting out the head and arm holes on the side of the box. 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 using a box cutter. 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.
Another option would be to cut off the top and bottom of the box and add shoulder straps. Then just add the squares on the sides of the box, instead of the sides and top.
You are almost done! Glue down the top flaps using hot glue. Be sure to use a good amount to ensure the top of the Rubik’s Cube Suit attached.
Adding the colorful squares:
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 or spray adhesive. 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. Use the same colors on each side for the appearance of a solved cube. If you prefer mix up the colors in an unsolved cute pattern instead. Either way this turns out as one of my most favorite creative halloween costumes.
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 how this turned out, when I saw it on I just laughed. It was great! I want to see what his students think on halloween.
I loved how this turned out, when I saw it on I just laughed. It was great! This would be a fun family costume idea too! Everyone could be a different state of solved Rubik’s Cube Costumes.
I just wish I actually knew how to solve a Rubiks cube super fast!
What costumes ideas do you have brewing at your house for halloween?
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