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Little Bulldozer Costume

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Little Bulldozer Costume

Little Bulldozer Costume

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Costume type:  Costumes for Babies
Category:Halloween Costumes

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

A word from Emily, the 'Little Bulldozer' costume creator:

My two year old son is obsessed with all things trucks and construction trucks make the top of that list. When it came time to choose a Halloween costume for him none of the store bought options seemed to fit him so my husband suggested making him a truck costume and I started brainstorming. I created a fun costume that fit his personality and he LOVED for about $10! I started by spray painting a diaper box yellow and then taped it to the shape I needed with yellow duck tape. I painted paper towel tubs black and cut them to make the exhaust and headlights (I added paper muffin cups to make the front of the lights). Black and yellow poster board were used to create the wheels, front grate and digger part (terms not offical lol). I printed the CAT logos from the web and used ribbon to make the straps that held it on. All was put together with a hot glue gun. My son had so much fun wearin this and it was a huge hit around the neighborhood!

Rating: 4.2 of 5. Votes: 32

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#1 comment by Judy Mundle November 1, 2012

How precious. Sure wish I could see him!! Judy

#2 comment by Chris Fullerton November 2, 2012

Great job! What a wonderful mom you are. :)

#3 comment by Mary November 2, 2012

Great job Emily. He looks so cute as a bulldozer

#4 comment by Peggy Fullerton November 2, 2012

Always knew you were artistic,and clevertoo. Great costume.

#5 comment by Jane Schroeder November 3, 2012

Emily very creative and a handsome bulldozer son

#6 comment by Mimi November 5, 2012

The cutest little bulldozer ever!

#7 comment by marty Dempsey November 5, 2012

I love it, he is a real builder!

#8 comment by Ethel Hildebrecht November 5, 2012

Very creative. Should be a winner.

#9 comment by Jessica October 1, 2013

What type of paper is that that you used around the tires (the black accordian paper) - where did you find that?

#10 comment by Emily October 1, 2013

It is bullitin board boarder that I got at a teacher supply store for like $2. It has scalloped edges that I cut off.

#11 comment by Jessica October 18, 2013

Do you happen to remember what spray paint you used for this?

#12 comment by Emily October 18, 2013

No I am sorry. I got some yellow duck tape that wasn't a bright bright yellow but closer to the CAT truck color yellow and then tried to match spray paint can lids to that. I got it at lowes or walmart I am pretty sure. It took a few coats and you could still see the diaper box through the paint a little but it wasn't obvious. I think I had some white paint left over from a previous project and sprayed the box white and then did the yellow if that helps.

#13 comment by stacey August 17, 2014

Can anyone make this for me?

#14 comment by Vicki October 11, 2014

Adorable! What did you use for the circles on the sides to hold the black "track"? And what is the "track" made from?

#15 comment by Nanette October 24, 2014

Emily can you make this for me?

#16 comment by Emily October 24, 2014

I just cut circles out of poster board and cut pieces of the "track" material to use as legs on the back of the circles and used a hot glue gun to glue it all together so it stuck out far enough on the sides to wrap (and glue) the track around it. LOTS of hot glue and patience. :) Anything really to glue between the sides of the box and the circles to make them stick out would work probably.

Nanette I would not have time to do this before Halloween if that is what you are asking...and I'm not sure how it would ship?

#17 comment by Alyssa November 17, 2014

This costume is awesome. How do I replicate it?

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