Authors: ivillage Food
Everyone loves food, right? So all you have to do is dress up as something edible for Halloween this year, and you're good to go? Well, your costume still needs to be pretty awesome to stand out in those crazy-competitive Halloween crowds. We scoured the Internet for the cutest food costumes we could find and turned up some great ideas for kids and adults of all ages -- and even a few pets.
Olaf GradinPlenty of adults and small children try to pull off the hot dog costume -- it’s a Halloween classic. But this kid proves it works better if you’re horizontal, preferably in a stroller. Not to mention if you have a face as insanely cute as this one.
mleeseA pair of fried eggs makes an excellent Halloween costume for a couple, whether you’re a real couple, a couple of siblings or just two people in love with breakfast.
A Chef and His Ingredients
Gloria’s CakesAnother smart idea for a Halloween group costume: This mom dressed up her oldest son as a chef, and his two younger brothers as the food he's going to cook. If only the two little ones knew what they were in for.
thescreamingidThis Halloween costume idea is perfect for kids, because there’s nothing sweeter than fat cheeks and a round little belly making that watermelon nice and plump.
Rachel CorryIt’s an ingenious idea: Transform yourself into a brightly colored fruit or vegetable using easy-to-find, pre-made materials. This artist turned herself into a tomato using just those Chinese lamp forms you can buy at so many stores -- along with green felt for the stem. And a pair of fetching red tights, of course.
KellyGot a low-to-the-ground, long-bodied dog? Your Halloween costume options are endless. This pet owner opted for... a lobster. The dog seems pretty happy about that.
Sean DreilingerHere's a brilliant Halloween costume idea that can work for a single person or a group: After all, when do you ever get just one paper carton when you order Chinese takeout?
Joseph W. NienstedtThis Halloween costume isn't just any old cupcake: It's a cupcake with-- extra-credit alert-- a day-glo wig on top.
An easy-to-execute Halloween food costume that works for any age: All you need are purple balloons and a few green-felt leaves. But you might want to steer clear of those trees and bushes when you're out trick-or-treating.
Chica And JoFor Halloween, this mom turned her kid into a piece of candy corn. Genius. The costume is made by hand, out of orange, yellow, and white fleece; just add a pair of cool yellow shoes like these.
Ciera HolzenthalAh, those retro Halloween candies we love so much. Copy the cotton candy costume on the right with just pillow stuffing, spray paint and cardboard. And a neon-pink wig, naturally.
We're amazed that this dog is still wearing his Halloween costume; most dogs we know would've tried to rip off all those spaghetti strands. Maybe he just doesn't like red sauce. But his pasta and meatballs costume looks pretty delicious to us.
SeamusThe traditional Halloween cake costume is a big, boxy affair, made up of layers upon layers that wrap around the wearer. This updated version is easier to wear: A tutu and hat stand in for the cake, and those vibrant colors make for the most festive icing ever.
Tim DorrIt’s easier than you think to pull off the Duff Man costume for Halloween. The hardest part? Painting all those cans with the Duff logo.