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Garbage Man with Truck - Homemade costumes for boys

Garbage man in training

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Photo #1 - Garbage man in training Photo #2 - Garbage Truck Costume Photo #3 - Front of Garbage Truck Costume Photo #4 - Rear of Garbage Truck Photo #5 - Comparing Garbage Trucks Photo #6 - Garbage Truck Side View Photo #7 - Garbage Truck Costume with working lights Photo #8 - Garbage Truck Costume- working tail lights Photo #9 - Garbage Truck- lined costume where child stands Photo #10 - Happy Garbage Man Costume- two thumbs up!
Costume type:  Costumes for Boys
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for boys entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Stacy, the 'Garbage Man with Truck' costume creator:

Brayden is our Garbage Man. He repeatedly said he wanted to be a garbage man. I couldn't locate a costume anywhere so had to resort to a template that I found online. It started with 4x4 sheets of cardboard. It's held together primarily with hot glue and some duct tape. There are many coats of paint on the exterior with batting lining the hole where he stands, Velcro straps, reflective tape, reflectors, styrofoam wheels painted black, medicine top bottles for rims, working head lights and tail lights and a mini dumpster on top of the cab for candy. We adopted the WM logo but changed it underneath to read "Candy Management Services - Think Sweet!" To finish off Brayden's costume is an orange shirt with a reflective V-vest. Priceless!

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#1 comment by Stacy Dodson October 17, 2012

Brayden is just tickled with his costume. He was well worth the effort to make this happen.

#2 comment by Marge Crowe October 17, 2012

I know how hard you worked on this. It looks fantastic. I can't wait for Brayden to show it off Trick or Treating.

#3 comment by Linda September 16, 2013

This is soooo awesome! My son is obsessed with the garbage trucks so I'm now lookin into making one for him. Would you be able to give me details on how you went about constructing this?

#4 comment by tiffanie R September 16, 2013

Can you possibly give instructions on how you made this - or are you willing to make another and sell/ship????

#5 comment by Stacy Dodson September 18, 2013

Yes, I actually posted it to Craigslist last week. If you're interested in buyin it, let me know. It had $70 in materials and about 43 hours of time in it so I was asking $100 but if you make me an offer - I will let you know

#6 comment by tiffanie richardson September 18, 2013

I am very interested!!

tiffanie [at] tristarmtg.com

#7 comment by Laura September 18, 2013

You should put it on eBay! then we could all bid on it! I'm interested as well :)

#8 comment by Linda September 19, 2013

I would soooo buy it now!

#9 comment by Stacy Dodson September 19, 2013

I'm reposting it on ebay. I had to measure it for the dimensions so that the shipping could be estimated.

#10 comment by Tiffanie September 19, 2013

Can you post link to the listing once you post?

#11 comment by S Dodson September 19, 2013

Ebay Link

#12 comment by Stacy Dodson September 19, 2013

I tried to post a link and it didn't come over. If you go on to the eBay website and search;
Garbage Truck Halloween Costume 2013
it should be the first costume to pop up.

#13 comment by Laura September 19, 2013

Your link worked!

#14 comment by Tiffanie September 19, 2013

Yes it did - Thank you! I may actually attempt to do one on my own......

#15 comment by Stacy Dodson September 20, 2013

I tried finding the blueprints online to post the link but haven't located them yet. They were actually pictures of the drawings of the blue prints which showed the measurements and where to score the cardboard to make it bend properly. The guys must have been an engineer because everything was about precision to make it look more than just a box with paint on it. Good luck in your project.

#16 comment by Tatum September 29, 2013

Wow! This is the most AMAZING costume ever. You are so talented and creative. So bummed to have missed the eBay sale. Any chance you are interested in making another so that I can buy it before Halloween? ;)

#17 comment by Stacy Dodson September 30, 2013

It takes about 45 hours here and there to make and I don't have that kind of time right now. I can send you the pictures of how I made it and the blueprints. If you don't have time to make it, maybe the local high school shop class would be interested in the task. email me and I will send you the prints. lordsprovisions[at]aol.com

#18 comment by Melissa October 5, 2013

Hi Stacey! Would you consider making another garbage truck costume? That costume is impressive and I wish I could make it myself. My son would be over the moon if he had one like that. Thank you

#19 comment by Stacy Dodson October 5, 2013

Hi Melissa,
Thank you for the compliments. It took about 43 hrs total to make and I did it by myself- no help from hubby.

I don't have time to make it but can send you the blueprints if you want to give it a try or ask the local high school shop class if they are up for the project. My email is in comment # 17.

#20 comment by Stacy Dodson October 6, 2013

Hi all- my eBay buyer's son doesn't want to wear the costume. She said she's going to repost it. When I hear more, I will let you know.

#21 comment by Andrea October 21, 2013

Any chance the costume is reposted yet. I didn't see any follow up comments after oct 6th

#22 comment by Stacy Dodson October 22, 2013

She already resold it. Sorry.

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