We weren't able to create costumes for every single character in The Cardboard Kingdom, but we hope these designs will inspire all kinds of cool costume projects!
Each design is a PDF that you can download and print on a normal home printer. You will want some construction paper or thin cardboard (like a cereal box!) as well as a few other tools that are listed in the instructions of each design. Check out this video to see how to make the Mad Scientist's mustache!
All the designs should be made with adult supervision! And even once you finish the design, you should be very cautious wearing the costumes, because many of them have pointy edges that could poke other people!
We have divided the 12 designs into three categories: Easy, Medium, and Difficult. We strongly suggest that you try out some of the simple designs first!
We are also running a COSPLAY CONTEST all summer! All you have to do is share your cool Cardboard Kingdom costumes on social media with the hashtag #theCardboardKCosplay for a chance to win a free book and an original illustration of you in your own costume by CK illustrator Chad Sell! (Please check out the rules above for additional information!)
June's winning contest entry was an original character created by Milo! Check out his costume and my original drawing of it here: