DIY Halloween costumes for foodies


Ok, procrastinating foodies: It's way too late to order this Chinese takeout pinup gal online.

You've got just three days to assemble something yourself, but fortunately, The Hot Dish is here to help. Here are 5 easy food-themed costumes that you can make at home, or use as inspiration for other edible party wear.


The website appears to have the largest collection of DIY food-themed costumes. The Hot Dish especially dug this super simple (and cheap) Franzia box made by enlarging the graphics from the boxed wine and pasting them on an adult-size box. As an added bonus, you get to drink the wine, or provided you figure out how to build the real box into your costume, dispense it to your friends! (Also, check out this presh kid dressed as a cellophane-wrapped hard candy.)

Michelle from and her gal-pals dressed up as super-cute sushi. Wear an all-white outfit for the rice, then add a fish or egg colored pillow, tied on with a piece of green fabric to represent the nori band.

The showcased these two sweeties, a cupcake (which looks kinda hard to make) and cotton candy. While it'd probably be far less gross to simulate the flossy candy wig with spray-painted quilt batting, we like the idea of using the real thing so others can rip off hunks of your costume and snack.

itemprop offered this almost-too-easy gem: baby Nicholas, age 6 1/2 months, plopped right into a carved pumpkin. Tots adorbs--though we really hope he's wearing a diaper!'s 5 Dollar Costumes unearthed this cheap-ass winner: a pizza delivery guy who's offering more than just a hot pie. The shallow boxes don't provide a whole lot of coverage for the backside...and the cardboard clamp cant' be so comfy up front, either.