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MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Homemade Halloween box costumes

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Using boxes for Halloween costumes isn't a new idea, but we've come a long way from the ones we grew up on.

The guys at Two Men and  A Truck are "box experts". With one box and $5, General Manager Stephen Milne and his crew set off to create a Lego costume.

“I'm on the lower end of the totem pole in the crafty world.” said Milne.

They cut off the top flaps and tucked the bottom ones under. They try spray paint, but don't like the results because "it doesn't provide a consistent shade.” So, they use poster board, cut it to fit the box and spray glue to make it stick.

“Then we got an X-Acto blade, which I would say is highly important. If you stick a scissor or knife in there you're not going to get a clean edge.” Milne explained.

Clear plastic storage containers are spray painted red outside.

“Hot glue the actual top to the box. Then you can take your container and attach it on there,” said Milne.

They print the Lego logo, cut and paste it, and the Lego costume is complete.

With two boxes, they also were able to create a John Deere tractor for next to nothing. They connected the two boxes using a full-heat super glue. Same principles as the Lego, colored poster board cut and glued, this time using several colors and shapes for detail. Plus printed logos from the internet.

“The two lights on the front, they have a sticker on the back. We got those at the dollar store," said Milne.

Screwdrivers create the perfect holes for the straps.

“We have bungee cords we use in our trucks, you can get these at any hardware store and we attached the bungee cords with hooks,”said Milne, who made the whole thing for only $5. “If you do make your costume, even if it's not perfect, the memory's a little more special.”

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