Some people use Halloween as an excuse to dress up as something slightly scandalous or downright scary. Us? Well, we will basically only consider a costume if it's vaguely food-related.
We made these costumes a few years ago for a party we were throwing, and they still totally hold up.
All of them were designed to be relatively easy (and not too expensive) to make. None require more than a quick trip to the fabric or hardware store for some super-basic equipment. Take a look.
1. Sriracha Jumped the Shark
It's true: Sriracha has reached maximum cultural saturation. The condiment now flavors everything from potato chips to ice cream. You can be this totally ubiquitous hot sauce with a couple of yards of inexpensive faux leather, a paint pen, and an inflatable shark. Not feeling very crafty? You can also buy an already made Sriracha T-shirt because, well, the condiment has jumped the shark.
See the steps: A Sriracha Jumped the Shark Costume for Halloween
2. Captain Kale
Faster than a speeding Magic Bullet, more powerful than a stand mixer, he's one of the founding members of the League of Super Foods. He's Captain Kale! He's a superhero who can kick free radical butt and support healthy brain development. And you can be him — with a little bit of fabric and some sewing.
Become a superhero: A Captain Kale Costume for Halloween
3. Quinoa Woman
While your friends dress up as Wonder Woman, you can be a more original Quinoa Woman! She's an earthy feminine goddess member of the League of Super Foods. All you need is some burlap, cardboard, and a whole lotta pom-pom trim.
Pull off the transformation: A Quinoa Woman Costume for Halloween
4. A Funfetti Mug Cake
What's trendier than a mug cake? A Funetti mug cake! You'll need a shower curtain and two feet of plumbing tubing. Beyond that, this costume is actually incredibly easy to pull off. And you don't even need a microwave!
Get the no-bake directions: A Funfetti Mug Cake Costume for Halloween
5. A Trader Joe-Bot
Are you a Trader Joe's fan? Here's a costume you can knock out really easily. Just save up some packaging and build your own Trader Joe-Bot, a humanoid protocol droid that offers everything from quick meals to flowers to free samples hidden in his chest panel.
Start building: A Trader Joe-Bot Costume for Halloween
What's your Halloween costume plan?