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Make your own 'boxtumes' this Halloween

Posted at 6:57 AM, Oct 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 10:01:32-04

BOISE, Idaho — If you're in a last-minute pinch this Halloween, we've got tips to help you get ready for the festivities with some creative 'boxtumes.'

Moving boxes make the perfect material for people who love the DIY aspect of Halloween. They're also a way to flex your creative muscle on a budget and get children involved in making their own costume.

Boxes can be the jumping off point for a variety of designs like a dinosaur, flower pot or mermaid costume. Other outside-of-the-box ideas you can create: a bubble bath, a unicorn, and even something for man's best friend: a mer-dog!

Two Men and a Truck has boxes of all sizes to help you get started on that last-minute Halloween garb. Other household or project items can also be used to finish off your costume like pillow stuffing, spray paint, and felt or construction paper.

Right now, Two Men and a Truck Boise has a special event happening as the days get cooler. They're hosting Truckload of Warmth 2019 to benefit the Boise Rescue Mission. Donation boxes are set up all around the Treasure Valley so you can give back to those in need.

Donations being accepted include new or gently used cold weather essentials such as coats, hats, gloves, and scarves. Drop-off points can be found at Dillabaugh's Flooring America in Nampa and Boise, Comb's Car Corral, Stellula, Frederickson Health, and Upright Chiropractic in Boise, and Brighton in Meridian. For more information, click here.