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7 Movie-Inspired Halloween Costumes Made out of Garbage Cans

Wait, what? You read that right! Since, we at Rubbish Please love Halloween and rubbish, combining them makes perfect sense. These clever Halloween costumes were made using plastic and aluminium garbage cans. The final result really deserves your attention, as you can see a Despicable Me minion costume, an EVE from WALL-E costume and even a frightening samurai Halloween costume. It all started with a garbage can

Eve Halloween Costume Garbage Can


1. EVE

EVE, which is short from Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator, is a female character in the Pixar/Disney movie WALL-E. She is hostile in the beginning of the movie, but after meeting WALL-E, she starts to warm-up and it is no surprise that little girls want to wear an EVE costume on Halloween. All credits for this costume goes to this Instructable where you can find the materials you’ll need to create one.


2. Bender

Bender Halloween Costume Made from Garbage Can


Bending Rodriguez, Sr aka Bender, is one of the most colorful characters in Futurama. He drinks alcohol to recharge his fuel cells, he smokes cigars, he gambles and has 100,000 terabytes of adult movies on his hard drive, maybe that’s why the Bender Halloween costume is a preferred choice for any average man. This costume was made in 2005, but still remains the most sophisticated one. Even his eyes are moving thanks to servo controllers installed within his head. Amazing!

3. R2D2

R2D2 Made From Garbage Can


One of the most beloved Star Wars characters, ever! His name pronounced Artoo-Detoo and those remarkable sounds he makes to communicate with others is something one could not easily forget. You can find more about it and how you can DIY here and surprise your kid with a R2D2 Halloween costume, if he is into Star Wars.

4. A Minion

Despicable Me Minion Costume from Trash Can


Despicable Me was a hit, no one can’t deny that. But the Minions… Well, they started their own movement around the world. The cuteness and stupidity of minions touched me, you and millions other. So, a minion Halloween costume is a logical and understandable choice of the little ones, and the not so little ones. Here, you can learn more about the project and materials.

5. Oscar the Grouch

Oscar the Grouch from Garbage Can


If this Halloween you are feeling grumpy and grouch, take a look at this one – you will love it. Oscar the Grouch, the beloved Sesame Street character, whose only joy is to stay quietly at his place. He thinks that waste is fantastic and he even dedicated a song which shows his emotions that junk sparkles in him. This costume took nearly 50 hours of hard work and more than hundred pounds to come alive. This costume is a great option for grown-up kids who can afford to make it. You can find a quite detailed step-by-step guide and make your own.

6. Buzz Lightyear

Buzz Lightyear Costume from Rubbish Can


Pixar changed the game when Toy Story came out in theaters, back in 1995. They introduced a brand new hero to the world – Buzz Lightyear. Kids fell in love with him and even now you can still hear his catch phrase “To the infinity and beyond!”. Go beyond your capabilities and make a Buzz Lightyear Halloween costume for your kid. More info here.

7. A Samurai

The creator, Dave Johnson, must be a real samurai lover, because he did a fantastic job with his Halloween costume. He would surely scare us if we meet him at night. In this project he used a lot of rubber and the garbage can was cut to make the armor.

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