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Garbage Truck Costume

Garbage Truck - Candy Management Dept

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Costume type:  Costumes for Boys
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for boys entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Patricia, the 'Garbage Truck' costume creator:

My son Samuel loves garbage trucks and asked to have a costume. Since obviously one couldn't be purchased, we looked online and he saw some similar to this. I added and changed things as I went along. This costume is made from cardboard boxes with styrofoam wheels and lots of spray paint. I put a basket in the back to serve as the "trash compartment" and the costume is held up with suspenders. He has small garbage cans that are pen and pencil holders that he used as his trick or treat bucket and then would "dump" the candy in the basket behind him. It also has working headlights.

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#1 comment by Leah Gagliardo September 9, 2014

I love all these homemade garbage truck costumes. Does anyone know where I could buy one already made? Or buy used one? My son is obsessed and he refuses to even contemplate something else but I could never make something so creative. Help!!!

#2 comment by Lisa October 15, 2015

I'd like to buy this from you????

#3 comment by Paul B August 13, 2016

does this site share build instructions or just photos?

#4 comment by Patricia August 13, 2016


These are the instructions I followed for the main body of the truck above. You can. You can modify it as you wish. One thing I found was a small issue is the weight can get heavy with long wear time. Might try to use thinner cardboard. Good Luck!

#5 comment by Jen M. October 4, 2016

Patricia, Thank you so much for sharing where you found the pattern for the trash truck! I have been searching endlessly for one nice person to share a pattern or diagram or ANY way in which to make a trash truck (or ANY truck for that matter). My son is 2 & 1/2 and wants to be a truck for Halloween. I figured buying one was not an option so I wanted to start early with making one for himn. THANK YOU!

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