One year (2004), I decided to be a castle for Halloween.
GIBBY: Hey, I think it would be cool to be a castle for Halloween.
AMY: What? You are so weird.
CHACHIE: We could make it out of all the cardboard boxes in your garage that you never threw away since I've known you. I'll help you make it for free beer.
AMY: I'll watch. And drink free beer.
After a bunch of strategic thinking (beers) we decided that it would be WAY COOLER if the castle could fit TWO people inside (you know, for pictures). Chachie and I got to work "building" and painting. Several hours later, I had Chachie try it on. We further determined that we needed some windows on the tower that you stand in AND the drawbridge should totally open.
It was truly brilliant structurally speaking. The thing balanced perfectly when one person was inside the box, and we cut a big hole in the bottom for people to stand in there with us. This pic gives kind of a "behind the scenes".
The castle costume was a big hit.
It was kinda hard to sit down in it though.....