Introduction: Littlest Marty McFly and His Delorean Push Car

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It all started with a red puffy vest Cooper already had and a side comment from my husband about Marty McFly in late September. I’ve always loved Back to the Future, and love cars since I was little and grew up going to car shows with my Dad; what better way to tote my 1yr old son around on Halloween than in a transformed $25 Step2 push car I bought off of the kidsale alias at work? So, I spent a few weekends and nights in October recreating the iconic DeLorean with cardboard, tape, paint, and a little help with some EL lighting from my husband, Jeremy. The perfect costume for Cooper’s first Halloween!

What's funny is that I hated Halloween as a child, primarily because I was shy and never wanted to draw attention to myself (if you haven't noticed I have since stopped caring about this ;)). So while I have always loved creating things I actually remember being a 'boy' for 5 years in a row, wearing my brother's clothes and a hat to school. If you want to not stand out on Halloween, dress as a 'kid' ;) Now I can live vicariously through my son, making him an epic costume each year :)


PeckLauros (author)2012-10-28


Mostlymade (author)2012-10-28

That face he's making with the green striped shirt on? Yeah, that's exactly the face I made when I saw this. I absolutely love this, well done!

seamster (author)2012-10-27

I'm sorry everybody else... but this is the most awesome thing I've seen on here in a long time. So cool!

Stephiny (author)2016-10-15

I don't understand!? I bought the premium package to be able to download step, by step guides as to how to make this! I am not seeing instructions anywhere. Am I doing it wrong or are they just not here and I wasted my money?!

imt made it! (author)2015-07-22

HI! i made my version too! my daughter participated in a cosplay contest at ANIMEX2015 at Monterrey Mexico, she wins the 1st place n_n im proud of it. It took me 3 weeks at night to build this DeLorean moded baby car. Please feel free to see more pictures at: ... Cheers!!

Jloughlin23 (author)imt2016-08-27

what did you use for the mirrors?

LAPoppy (author)2015-10-18


TracyH28 (author)2015-10-16

Hi Cory! I've been in love with this costume since finding in and really want to try and recreate it for my son. I even payed for the instructables pro account but still cant find the instructions. Am I just not looking i the right spot?

Jewelzw7 (author)2015-09-05

where are the instructions for this cardboard push car? I would love to make it but the instructions are not here. Thanks

Hello! I'm curious to know if you were ever able to find the instructions. I'm hoping to make this as well.

Hi Kristen – unfortunately no luck on any of the instructions.

ncibrian (author)2015-08-24

Really cute, but where are the instructions?

MattE5 (author)2015-06-02

Hi Cory! I've been in love with this ever since I first saw it! Did you build a frame around the car before you added the cardboard? I'm building something similar for my French Bulldog for Halloween. You inspired me :)

rochelle.krampota made it! (author)2014-11-08

So like you I had a vest and was like he could be Marty McFly!!! I had the Step2 push car. I had to search online for a DeLorean photo. BAM! Yours popped up. I looked at it for a few days and was like I could do that. Took me a little over a month to complete it as I could only work on it during the day. I did add the flux capacitor on the push handle. It's not as good looking as yours, but we got tons of comments on it. I even went as Doc Brown. So glad I came across your instructable otherwise my little dude might not have went as anything!

that's fantastic Rochelle, thanks for sharing :)

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Blackice504 (author)2014-10-21

I am very upset by this as the car has no flux cap this is part of the time circuit and therefore your son can not go back in time, also you will not be able to push it 88MP/h.....its very very sad....

Nar just joking nice work.

NamedJohnny (author)2014-10-20

ok, when I'll have a kid, I'm doing this!

garry.gardner.18 (author)2014-10-03

love it it's a great build and cute

makemeister (author)2014-05-29


gabbix (author)2013-10-22

Wow! Im in my 7 week pregnant so Ill plan this for next year! BTTF is my favorite movie ever! Congrats! It turned out AWESOME !!!!

megaduty (author)2013-10-22

This is boss!!

surnburn90 (author)2013-09-26

Best. Parents. Ever.

mrcaderly (author)2013-09-21

Very, very, very awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Tuna_Hacker_101 (author)2013-09-19

I wish that I had a kid, just so that I could make this for him. I absolutely love it and, will make it one day. Thank you for the post.

donkeyknee (author)2013-07-18

Thats wonderful

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-11-14

So, so adorable! You added in so many great details :D

SLCVeganista (author)2012-11-14

Fantastic :)

poofrabbit (author)2012-11-13

Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!

Mr. Noack (author)2012-11-07

This is pretty Fantabulous! If I could go back in time, I'd build it too!

Awww man that is so adorable!!!!!!

Lionverse (author)2012-11-03

Coolest kid in the world!! Awesome job!

The Gingham Ginger (author)2012-11-01

So jealous of that kid!!!

Mythbuster Kid (author)2012-10-30

Awsome! I am going to make one to put on my go-cart.

zap1998 (author)2012-10-30

I love that he is wearing his "life preserver." That is attention to detail.

vikthor1172 (author)2012-10-28

great idea. isn't 88mph kinda fast for a stroller though? ; )

jteets (author)2012-10-28

I love it, and it looks great. Halloween takes on a whole new dimension once you have kids. The only problem is trying to figure out how to out-do yourself next year!

jerjod (author)2012-10-28

Love it!

solipsism (author)2012-10-28

gonna do a big one now

n1cod3mus (author)2012-10-27


jessyratfink (author)2012-10-26

Oh, it's perfect! Look at that handsome little guy! :D

All the details are just amazing - I love the back of the Delorean.

Ernext (author)jessyratfink2012-10-26

Amaaazing an incredibly cute congratulations

J-Five (author)Ernext2012-10-27

I Agree he is SO CUTE!!!!!!

jdwaynes1980 (author)2012-10-27

This is absolutely amazing. My #1 movie of all time. Lucky kid!

kristylynn84 (author)2012-10-27

that is so adorable :)

Loxotron25 (author)2012-10-26

what weight at a toy? The child long carried?

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