If you think appliances are just a part of your daily routine, think again. These everyday work horses can take center stage as creative Halloween costumes on the big night. What are some DIY Halloween appliance costume ideas? From a running refrigerator to a washer and dryer ensemble, these crafty costumes are sure to seal the show.

Appliance Costume Ideas That Are a Halloween Hit

What makes appliance costumes the perfect Halloween solution? Even a DIY novice can use recyclable materials and simple supplies to create a unique and budget-friendly costume. Here’s how to turn our favorite appliance costume ideas into a trick-or-treating triumph!

Running Refrigerator Costume

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Is your refrigerator running? When you’re on a candy quest, the answer is always yes. To keep a spring in your step, choose a rectangular box that doesn’t restrict your leg movement. Painting the box white or silver and securing an electrical cord to the back adds some realistic flair. Lastly, use black electrical tape to outline the doors and personalize your refrigerator running costume with some memorable magnets.

Supply list:

  • Rectangular appliance box
  • Black electrical tape
  • White or silver paint
  • Electrical cord
  • Magnets

Microwave Costume

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If your little one loves pushing buttons (literally and figuratively) appliance costume ideas aren’t any easier than a microwave. Cut a square in the middle of a rectangular waist-length box and place plastic wrap inside the opening to create a microwave door. With a little black or silver paint and some markers to draw buttons, your impatient trick or treater will be ready in no time.

Supply list:

  • Rectangular appliance box
  • Plastic wrap
  • Black or silver paint
  • Markers

Washer & Dryer Group Costume

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Falling short of ideas for group Halloween costumes? A washer, dryer and laundry basket is easy to assemble for a group of three. Two square boxes painted white transform into a washer and dryer after drawing on buttons and cutting holes for arms, legs and heads. Two round, clear plastic tray covers double as washer and dryer doors when secured with tape.

Meanwhile, cut out the bottom of a plastic laundry basket and use rope to loop it around the shoulders or waist. Secure several pieces of laundry, dryer sheets and a box of detergent to the basket and this costume is street-ready.

Supply list:

  • 2 large square boxes
  • 1 plastic laundry basket
  • White paint
  • 2 clear plastic tray covers
  • Small clothing, dryer sheets or detergent packages

Bun in the Oven Costume

bun in the oven costume
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An expectant mom can expect a lot of laughs with this simple bun in the oven costume. Cut a hole in a large, square appliance box and tape a picture of a baking bun inside. Use paint and markers to transform the box into a range, complete with a digital control panel that displays Baby’s due date. Finally, secure a dish towel or oven mitts to the side and hang the box comfortably over the shoulders with rope.

Supply list:

  • 1 large, square appliance box
  • Paint
  • Markers
  • Dishtowel and oven mitts

Whether you’re a mom-to-be or a group of three, these appliance costume ideas make trick or treating extra fun. From all of us at Appliance & A/C Parts Today, have a safe and Happy Halloween!

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