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Kids PAC MAN Halloween Costume

This DIY PAC MAN Halloween costume is sure to stand out when your kid is trick or treating! Cheap to make, and fun to put together.
Active Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs
Keyword: kids halloween costume, no sew halloween costume, pac man costume
Yield: 1 PAC MAN costume
Author: Jen Pinkston


  • Cardboard
  • Roll of cheap duct tape
  • Bag of Glue Sticks
  • Spray Paint black, yellow, pink, blue, orange, red & blue
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Exacto Knife/Box Cutter
  • Ruler
  • Straight Edge
  • Hula Hoop or other large circle to trace
  • Projector if possible for the ghosts


Instructions for PAC-MAN:

  • Use a hula hoop or other large circular object as a template to trace the circle for PAC-MAMeasure the diameter to figure out the true center, then create an accurate size mouth by drawing out the triangle from there.
  • For the arm hole, trace the duct tape circle, but you could try other plates or saucers to see what works best, depending on the size of your child. Once you have traced the circles, cut them out carefully with an exacto knife.
  • For the connecting center, measure from shoulder to shoulder (on this cutie pie it was 10.") and then add ½" - 1" of wiggle room.  Cut your connecting center so the cardboard is horizontal.  This way it can roll and take shape.
  • Once you have your center cut, roll it up so it will take shape easier.  Next make a line ½"  on each side.  Take a blade and make cuts up to that line, bending inward as you go. It also helps to score this line from top to bottom (cut, but not all the way through) so the edges bend easier and make for a cleaner fold/line.
  • Begin your assembly.  We hot glued and duct taped the pieces together.
  • The mouth section should be made of stiffer card board, so measure and cut that separately.
  • Once all of the assembly is complete, it's time to paint!  I used spray paint for the ease & quickness of it.
  • Leave the black mouth pieces unassembled and spray paint those separately.  You can add these once the entire yellow piece is painted and dry.

Instructions for Ghosts:

  • I found a picture of the ghosts online and used a projector to trace out the shape in cardboard.
  • Cut them out and then spray paint the cardboard.
  • The eyes were done with paper cut outs that we printed.


Tip: We got all of the cardboard for free at Smart & Final, but any bulk item store
should have it. (Costco) Usually there will be some slip sheets in the
metal box bins or between the water pallets but you just have to ask.