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Lego Man Costume for Halloween

Lego Man Costume for Halloween

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Boys love Lego! This ingenious costume turns two plain old cardboard boxes into a real "toy story." Find more ideas in our Halloween costume gallery.


  • Measuring tape
  • Utility knife
  • Large cardboard box (child's shoulder width)
  • Margarine containers or plastic cups
  • Pencil
  • Hot glue gun
  • Small shallow box (that fits your child's head)
  • Spray paint
  • Baseball cap
  • Double-sided tape
  • Gloves
  • Sweatsuit
  • Sneakers


Lego Man - Step 1

1. To make the body: Measure the circumference of your child's head, then, using a untility knife, cut a head opening in the top of the box approximately 2 inches from the front edge. Cut an armhole on each side of the box near the top front corner. Have your child try the box on so you can make any adjustments.

Lego Man - Step 2

2. Now lay the box flat, front-side up, and arrange the margarine containers. Using the pencil, trace around each one. Using the hot glue gun, apply glue around the lip of the container, then press it in place. Repeat for the five other containers.

Lego Man - Step 3

3. Glue an additional container upside down on top of the smaller box. In a well-ventilated area, spray-paint both boxes.

4. To make the hat: Have your child put a baseball cap on backward, then apply double-sided tape to the top of the cap. Fit the box on top of the cap so that the box just covers the bottom edge of the back of the hat.


Make sure the box is narrow enough to let your child's arms hang down -- or they will get tired from carrying the weight of all that sugary loot.


Like real LEGOs, this costume can be made in different configurations, depending on the size of the boxes and the cups you use. Here, we've shown the costume created with margarine tubs so it looks like one king-size LEGO piece. In another original version, you might glue on 35 small drinking cups, then delineate eight "bricks" using a black marker.