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Forklift Halloween Costumes You’ve Got to See to Believe

Halloween is an opportunity to get creative. Each year, people dress up as their favorite pop culture icons, celebrities, and characters. Career costumes are equally as popular. If you’re hoping to stand out in the crowd this year, ditch the stereotypical nurse or firefighter outfit and wear a forklift Halloween costume instead!

Forklift Halloween Costume Inspiration

If you’re not sure where to start when putting together your forklift Halloween costume, look no further. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite looks. Whether you recreate these costumes in precise detail or just borrow certain elements, you’re sure to make a splash at your holiday parties.

Forklift Suspenders

Flickr user Kevin Smith uploaded this fun forklift Halloween costume idea. He pairs a painted cardboard box with suspenders for an easy warehouse inspired outfit. Of course, no such costume would be complete without the proper PPE. A hard hat, eye goggles, and high visibility fabrics can really elevate your look to the next level. 

forklift halloween costume

Forklift Costume Idea. Photo Credit: Flickr

Full Body Forklift

The employees at Better Engineering are behind this hilarious forklift Halloween costume. Like similar costumes, this version makes the most out of painted cardboard, affixing a giant box around the wearer. What makes this costume so memorable are the large forklift tines affixed to the front of the box. Who knew poster tubes could be so versatile for spooky season? 

forklift halloween costume

Photo Credit: Better Engineering

Forklift Costume for Kids

Perhaps the cutest forklift Halloween costume we’ve seen anywhere, this version is perfect for little ones. Pinterest user Chelsea Montgomery Gonzalez’s son Ben dons another painted cardboard box with suspenders, but this time our operator is actively moving cargo. The box loaded on the forklift tines adds a lot to the costume, and serves to remind everyone just how important lift operators are in the delivery of goods and products around the world. 

forklift costume Halloween for kids

Forklift Halloween Costume For Kids. Photo Credit: Pinterest

Gusto the Forklift

Did you know that a professional forklift mascot costume exists? Gusto the Forklift was built by Olympus Group for Toyota Industries, and he’s a great source of inspiration for your forklift Halloween costume. Featuring movable forks, rotating lights, and horn sound effects, Gusto is as adorable as he is fascinating. While recreating this exact look could be a challenge for the average Trick or Treater, the cartoon eyes and silly smile may be worth incorporating in your own costume. 

Gusto the Forklift costume

Photo Credit: Olympus Group

Safety Training for Forklift Operators

While you might not need any official training to don a forklift Halloween costume, actual forklift operators must get certified before they begin using these machines in the workplace. At, we make it simple for employees to get the education they need to safely and efficiently complete their duties. Our online OSHA compliant forklift certification training features everything you need to know about the safe operation of these incredible machines. In about an hour’s time, you can get up to speed on the latest operational best practices and safety tips necessary for driving a forklift. It’s never been more affordable or convenient to get certified. Learn more or sign up by clicking here or dialing 888-278-8896 today.

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