Hungry Girl: Trick or Treat! Try These Halloween Costume and Candy Pairings
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Wondering how to pull off the hot Halloween costumes for 2015? I’ve got the scoop, plus the perfect Halloween candy to pair with this year’s costumes! (And, of course, the calorie counts ‘cuz that’s kind of my thing.)
Costume: Left Shark
Candy: Gummy sharks (8 small pieces = around 120 calories)
It feels like Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime performance was ages ago, but Halloween is the perfect opportunity to bring back Leftie! If you haven’t already ordered your official Katy Perry shark gear, just get yourself a pair of powder blue sweats, a matching hoodie, and a white tee. Draw black eyes and a shark mouth on your tee, and you’re good to go…
Find your brightest yellow cardigan, your brightest pink pants, and your most un-jaded grin. HG tip: Salvation Army is a great place to shop for your Kimmy outfit. Just be careful with the jawbreakers – those things are super strong!
You’ll need a friend, a couple of black leotards, and, are those bunny ears? Yup. The twins could also be sporting bunny tails, but there’s no way to know! If you wanna really commit, a couple of blonde bobs are in order.
I spotted the jeans online, but you could always fake it by pinning a rainbow ribbon to your denim. And who doesn’t want an excuse to wear a candy necklace? Just don’t eat your costume too early in the night!
Grab your sleekest (and sparkliest) long black dress, a pair of fancy black gloves, and some hair gel (you’ll need it to coax your hair into that extreme up-do). For props, a champagne bottle and glass are in order. Warning: Get ready for both your costume and candy to be extremely divisive.
BANANA! You know you’ve waiting for a reason to try out the overall trend. Throw on a bright yellow long-sleeve shirt, a pair of goggles, and some functional black gloves. Consider yourself Minioned.
‘Til next time… BOO, I mean, CHEW the right thing!