A Sriracha Jumped the Shark Costume for Halloween

(Image credit: Alexis Buryk)

Sriracha has reached maximum cultural saturation. He now flavors everything from potato chips to ice cream, and is even headed to Taco Bell. So he’s getting a bit worried about how to keep your affection. What does he have to do next to retain his place as hipster condiment of choice? Jump a shark? So be it.

You can be this obnoxiously ubiquitous condiment with a couple of yards of inexpensive faux leather, a paint pen, and, of course, an inflatable shark.

(Image credit: Alexis Buryk)

This is one of our whole team’s favorites in this series of Halloween costumes for food-lovers — I mean, Sriracha has certainly jumped the shark, yes?

All of these costumes are designed to be relatively easy (and not too expensive) to make. None require more than a quick trip to the fabric or hardware store, and some super basic equipment.

How To Make a Sriracha Jumped the Shark Halloween Costume

What You Need


2 yards red faux leather Black Sharpie or permanent marker White Sharpie or oil paint pen Cardboard, for hat Green paint

Inflatable shark toy


Basic sewing equipment


  1. Create the bottle shape: Roll the red faux leather into an inside out tube. Stitch it closed but stop stitching about 4 inches before you reach the top of the tube. Cut out neck and arm holes like above. Also cut the tops of the shoulders at a slight angle. Stitch the shoulders closed.
  2. Print a picture of the Sriracha label: Find an image of the Sriracha label online or take a picture of an actual bottle label. Print it out and tape it onto the costume.
  3. Outline the Sriracha label through the paper: Draw with a Sharpie on the image pressing hard so that the ink soaks through to the faux leather.
  4. Trace over the label design with a white paint pen: Go over the black ink with a white oil paint pen.
  5. Create the bottle top hat: Cut a rectangle piece of corrugated cardboard long enough to fit around your head. Peel off one layer of the cardboard to expose the corrugated center. Wrap around your head and tape the inside. Cut a circular piece of cardboard for the top and a cone for the tip. Glue together. Paint green.

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