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A guide to building your own Boxtrolls costume


With Halloween just weeks away, now is the best time to start working on making your kids Halloween costumes. After seeing “The Boxtrolls,” my son decided that he wanted to be a Boxtroll for Halloween.

Together we worked to create a Boxtrolls costume using recycled cardboard from our neighbors who just moved and our local grocery store. Laika, the studio who made “The Boxtrolls,” put together a fun step-by-step instructional video to share with your kids on how to build your own Boxtrolls costume.

Supplies needed:

  • Recycled boxes
  • Packing tape
  • Markers
  • Scissors or Xacto knife
  • Spray paint
  • Your imagination


Have fun getting creative with your kids making their own Boxtrolls costume. Don’t forget to see “The Boxtrolls” that is in theaters now!

About “The Boxtrolls”
A family event movie from the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.
Directors: Anthony Staachi and Graham Annable

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