5 Fun DIY Halloween Costumes for People Who Love Food

updated May 1, 2019
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

What’s your Halloween costume plan?