In the middle of September, a California-based mom contacted the redbox team to see if there were any materials that could be sent her daughter Nadia, in order to help in her redbox kiosk Halloween costume-building effort. What a great idea, huh? Now that the big day is drawing near, we wanted to check in with Nadia to see how things are going. She received redbox stickers, promo codes and temporary tattoos, as well as a redbox backpack to help haul around all of her trick-or-treating loot.
Hi, Nadia! Everyone is excited to hear about your costume. But first, a few background questions! Do you remember when you and your family first started using redbox?
We first used redbox in Maui while we were on vacation there this summer. The movie service at the Westin was $5 a day and we saw a redbox inside Lahaina Market/Food Land and decided to give it a try.
Where is the kiosk you go to the most now that you’re back home?
We usually go to the one at Lucky’s [a supermarket chain in California] since it is on our way home and outside of the store, so it does not matter what time we go.
Me and my sister work it because it is fun to use and we like the touch screen.
Why do you like redbox?
I like the movies because they have a great selection, easy to find, and you can return them to any redbox location. We would like to rent one here in California and take it on the plane and return it to the one in Maui when we go next.
That would be fun! Wanna take me with you next time you head to Hawaii? (Just kidding… kind of.) So now I’m curious to know how you came up with the idea of going as a redbox kiosk for Halloween?
We were at a sushi restaurant and we were talking about Halloween costumes and my mom suggested that I be a redbox and I liked the idea. I like redbox and I thought other kids would like to see this costume.
How did you make your redbox kiosk costume?
My dad, sister, and myself painted it red and we had to build it so it had handles inside and it was not too heavy. I wanted all the signs to make it look real. My favorite sign is “Hablo español” since that is unique. My sister made the credit-card swiper out of duct tape and empty roll of paper towel.
I am going to school early and I will sit in the middle of the playground and when people start to come to school I will pretend to dispense movies. I am going to our school carnival with it also.
Do you have anything special planned to do or say when people come up to you when you’re in your costume?
I would like to give out the free movies to students randomly. I will dispense those out when they come to look at the redbox.
Wow, you are going to be everyone’s best friend that day! We’re going to check back in with you after Halloween to see how everything went both at school and during your trick-or-treating excursion, OK? But for now, a few final (fun!) questions. Here’s the first: what’s your favorite movie?
The Karate Kid with Jaden Smith, and The Smurfs.
And finally, do you have a favorite actor and actress?
I think I am the best actress! I am making my own little movies, my sister and I are producing short films. Oh, and thank you so much for sending me all the items.
No problem, Nadia! And who knows, we might have just scored the first-ever interview with a future Academy Award-winning film producer, so it’s the least we could do! We look forward to chatting with you again after Halloween. In the meantime, have fun and thank you for being such a big redbox fan.
If so, be sure to send a picture of yourself to “costume AT redbox DOT com” (clink on the link to send an email directly from this site) and your photo might be featured in a blog post we’re planning to run on Halloween!