I love box costumes – growing up I had several and I thought it’d be fun to recreate one – the DIY Dice Costume! This one is so fun to do with siblings or a friend.
This costume is so doable! With just a few supplies, you can have it put together in no time!
I was even able to dig up an old photo – my friend and I were dice together, circa 1989 – I couldn’t seem to find a photo of us together, but here’s me:
DIY Dice Costume
–Box, preferably square, large enough to wear
–black cardstock paper
–scissors, glue stick, paper plates
First, paint your box. I tried using spray paint and that was a fail. Using regular paint and brushing it on worked MUCH better. It took two coats to get good coverage of white over the decals on the box.
Once dry, put the top of the box together (if not already). Using a circle template (I used a paper plate), trace a circle onto the middle top of the box. Cut out of the box. This will be where the head goes through.
Using a smaller template (I again used a paper place, just smaller in size), trace a circle on the black paper and cut along the lines. These will make your dots.
Attach the dots to your box. I used a glue stick to glue the dots into place. Keep in mind that on any dice, the opposite sides add up to 7. So the top is 1 (the head hole), which means the bottom is 6 – but since that’s where the legs come out, there won’t be a 6 on your dice. Put 2 opposite of 5 and then 3 opposite of 4.
Next up is cutting the arm holes. I made sure to cut right through the center of the dot. The arm hole was smaller than the dot.
Here’s a view of what the arm hole looks like when being worn:
And that’s all there is to it!! Wear a black long-sleeved tee and black pants and add the box, and the kiddos are good to go! Super fun and easy DIY Dice Costume:
Kids Costume Ideas from others:
TMNT, Ninja Costume, Cupcake, Little Mermaid, Sharkboy Lavagirl, Monsters, Star Wars, Mummy, Skeleton, Mrs. Frizzle
Jyl Pattee says
How fun that you recreated a costume that you wore as a child. Love that they are a pair of dice too. This is so creative.
Super cute costumes, super cute kids!
Aanya Singhganiya says
Life is all about how you see things around you and put your creativity on anything. I remember how I used to make cardboard homes in my childhood. Thanks for sharing!
I had no idea that the opposite sides of the dice added up to seven! obviously I haven’t paid attention 😁