Published on October 29th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Halloween costume – Toxic barrel of waste

Just a few more days before Halloween and if you’re desperate for a costume, this is a quick and easy one from Rebecca.

“My oldest son’s Halloween costume this year is an Ikea hack. He’s going as a barrel of toxic waste. We made this from an Ikea Dimpa hamper. We cut head and arm holes, and painted it up.”

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6 Responses to Halloween costume – Toxic barrel of waste

  1. B. Durbin says:

    When my brother was a barrel of toxic waste, it was cardboard. It had a little pop-up flap that said “The EPS was here.” It also was painted to look rather leaky.

    This looks so much easier! What a great idea for cylindrical shapes.

  2. Anonymous says:

    the zombie idea is pretty good :P

  3. laxman says:

    Hello everyone i am completely new to this forum.
    Interested in learning many new things. Hope we all will share our
    knowledge and talk about different concepts in this blog.

  4. Sharon says:

    That’s funny :) It’s such a unique costume idea for older kids who don’t want to be batman or disney’s cinderella anymore!

  5. Ken Brady says:

    When I was ten-years-old I went as a barrel of toxic waste. I am beyond glad to see that the tradition lives on.

  6. Tien says:

    Hahaha! That’s awesome. You should paint him like a zombie – as if the toxic waste made him come back from the dead.

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