Halloween is creeping up on us. It’s time to start thinking about costumes! If you’re stumped on what to wear to an upcoming Halloween party or if you’re still thinking about a trick-or-trick getup for your kid, may we suggest a car theme?
Car Halloween costumes are some of the easiest to DIY. We’ve scoured the Web for auto and traffic-related ideas for costumes you can put together, and a few store-bought options as well.
Car Costume: Your trick-or-treater will love “driving” around the neighborhood on Halloween in their custom set of wheels. A car can also take an already great costume to the next level. Look outside the (cardboard) box. Fashion the templates linked below the photos into any vehicle you desire, whether it’s Barbie’s pink convertible, an ice cream truck, a race car or a firetruck.
Extra crafty parents like the ones above, may try building their car Halloween costume around a wagon or push car.
Not so crafty? Have no fear; a store-bought wearable Batmobile is here (at Target).
Accompanying adults that want to join in on the fun can complete the theme by dressing as the “road.” Wearing all-black, simply place yellow tape down the length of the outfit for street divider lines.
Race Car Driver: All you need to make this costume is a tracksuit and some creative flare. Checkered tape down the arms and legs of the suit, a cap and a checkered flag, complete the look.
If you would rather buy, Walmart offers a good selection of racing costumes and The Disney Store has a light up racer jumpsuit featuring the characters from Cars. For something more legit, costumes of several official driver uniforms are available on the NASCAR website for both kids and adults.
Traffic Light: What could be cooler (or safer) than a costume that lights up? Painted tap lights almost look as if they were made to be makeshift traffic lights! Follow the link under the photo above for full instructions on how to make this eye-catching, unique and super-affordable costume.
All of the DIY kid’s costumes can be super-sized for adults, but here’s some more inspiration for your last-minute Halloween party plans.
Crash Test Dummy: On the list of scary things (both literally and because of their job), crash test dummies are close to the top! This store-bought costume is a definite head-turner.
Auto Mechanic: Dirty up a jumpsuit with black “oil” stains and add a name tag or patch. A short sleeved denim shirt and jeans will also work. Use a wrench or another tool as a prop. The jumpsuit gives off a Michael Myers vibe from the “Halloween” horror franchise, which you can run with and add bloody stains and makeup for an “auto mechanic from hell” character—not like the mechanics at our AAA Approved Auto Repair shops!
For The Whole Family/Group Costumes
Traffic Signs: Stop traffic as a group of road signs. Stop, Yield, Speed Limit—all are easy to recreate with cardboard, printouts, stencils, tape and paint. Take a cue from the photo above and add a traffic cop or crossing guard to oversee the group. To be the Pedestrian Crossing sign, simply wear all black; affix arm loops onto the yellow cardboard sign and wear like a backpack.
Traffic Cones: Traffic cones are a clever group costume. Though easy to DIY with felt, cardboard cutouts or a combination of both (duct tape makes for an excellent reflector), there are also a number of traffic cone costumes available for purchase, like this one on Amazon. Kids dressed as traffic cones are especially cute to pair with construction workers.
Which of is your favorite car Halloween costume? Would you try any? Tell us in the comments!