14 Creative Ways to Dress Like Food for Halloween

10/15/2014 at 02:54 PM ET

DIY-Croquembouche-Costume
Jeff Mindell

Another year, another Halloween, another bout of “What am I going to wear?”–induced costume stress. Here’s a brilliant solution: Dress up as your favorite food.

With a little effort and a whole lot of hot glue, these costumes — from a doughnut to sushi to a box of wine — can all be created at home. Ready, set, craft!

CROQUEMBOUCHE

For this French pastry tower costume (above), you’ll need coffee filters, tissue paper, a hoop skirt and these instructions.

Cupcake
Courtesy SheKnows

CUPCAKE

This sweet disguise might require you to wear a tub, but at least you get to be the flavor of your choice (dibs on Nutella cupcake!). Get the instructions here.

Sushi
William Yao

SUSHI

Blogger Erica Chung created her Nigiri sushi costume with a pillow, belt and even a wasabi-and-ginger hair piece, with the sole purpose of it being “suitable [for work], cheap and easy.” Get the instructions here.

Birthday Cake
Jeff Mindell

BIRTHDAY CAKE

This festive get-up is essentially just a birthday cake-shaped piñata with you as the candle. Get the instructions here.

Jelly Beans
Santy Gibson

A BAG OF JELLY BEANS

This candy-rific costume takes only minutes to put together, just be careful you don’t get popped. Get the instructions here.

Popcorn
Chelsea Frisbie/Sheknows

POPCORN BOX

This easy popcorn outfit costs less than $30 to make, and you get an excuse to eat popcorn all night. Count us in. Get the instructions here.

Doughnut
Jeff Mindell

DOUGHNUT

You’ll be shocked at how simple this homemade doughnut ensemble is. There’s also a doughnut-hole treat bucket you can make to carry around all of your, er, dough. Get the instructions here.

Sriracha
Courtesy Sarah Hearts

SRIRACHA

Be the hottest condiment at your costume party by going as a Sriracha bottle. Red shirt, rep lipstick, green hat. Done. Get the instructions here.

Grapes
Santy Gibson

BUNCH OF GRAPES

Balloons to the Halloween rescue once again, this time as a cute bunch of grapes. Get the instructions here.

Macaron
Courtesy Studio DIY

FRENCH MACARON

This adorable macaron outfit is a bit more complex, but nothing too crazy — it’s essentially like wearing two homemade seat cushions. The sparkly beret is optional. Get the instructions here.

Cotton Candy
Courtesy Ciera Design Studio

COTTON CANDY

With some pillow stuffing and a can of spray paint, you can magically transform into a pile of spun sugar. Get the instructions here.

Pineapple
Jeff Mindell

PINEAPPLE

Blogger Kelly Lanza of Studio DIY’s pineapple outfit is “the perfect last minute costume that is easy to make, and brings a whole lot of impact,” she says. Any yellow clothes will work. Get the headpiece instructions here.

Strawberry
Jeff Mindell

STRAWBERRY

Got a Halloween partner-in-crime? One of you can dress up as the pineapple above, and the other can rock this strawberry look. You go, crazy fruit bowl! Get the instructions here.

Franzia
Carley Jacobson

A BOX OF WINE

The best part of this costume? You’re a fully functional wine dispenser. The second best part? It costs less than $20 and can be made in a day. Get the instructions here.

—Morgan Gibson

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barb on

A lot of these are terrible. Halloween costumes, especially if done last minute, need to be creative to make up for lack of material effort.

Hmm on

This article makes me think that perhaps adults should quit Halloween.

Anonymous on

The picture of the girl dressed as the box of wine….just doesn’t look right lol

jaegerjewel on

The winebox picture just doesn’t look very polite!!

lukethewitt on

Is this ClickHole?

Ajah on

A lot of these are disturbing. The box of wine is disturbing. I did like the pineapple though…and the grapes weren’t bad.

Anonymous on

I suspect that some fairly creepy guys might dress up as the wine box now. I did see a funny (homemade) costume elsewhere. It was a guy with red hair (ginger hair) and he had loaves of bread attached all over him. He was the Ginger Bread Man. Quite funny.

Walker Haupert on

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