22 DIY Food Halloween Costume Ideas For 2016

This Halloween you are going to go all out. You've been researching for days and haven't really settled on a theme. Until now. This article will be brimming with food Halloween costume ideas for 2016 that you can use and show off as October rolls around. Be ready to inspire the crowd with your ornate attention to puns, details, and accessories.

If pop-culture trends are an indication of what will be the hit costume this holiday season, pizza rat and Pokemon will be on everyone's minds. So why not go a totally different route and really focus on something people have overlooked for centuries? Food. You know, that thing we all have to eat in order to stay alive! What can possible be better than food? A food Halloween costume, that's what.

So get ready to bust out some colorful cloth and a glue gun. You are about to become a one-woman Thanksgiving day feast. Come prepared to receive envious stares from onlookers. While some struggle to lug around a paper-maché Deadmau5 headpiece, you'll be over in your corner acting like the beautiful grapes that you are. It's your time to shine as you present your picnic costume to the adoring partygoers. Green eggs and ham will take on a whole new meaning with you at the helm. So get ready, and get inspired! Your kitchen counter/pantry might just be the best place to start looking for ideas.

1. Grapes

If you have no budget and just want to make sure that your costume is on point, this can be the solution for you!

Purple T-Shirt, $10, Lands End | Purple Balloons, $5, Amazon |

What You'll Need: A purple t-shirt is the basis for this outfit. Blow up some purple balloons ($4.99, Amazon) into roughly the same sizes, and stick them all around yourself. If you want to be even more clever, you can not blow them up half-way and claim to be old grapes.

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2. Picnic

Why bother picking just one type of food to be this Halloween, when you can come as an entire genre of food?!

Pattern Cloth, $45, Bloomingdales | Basket, $53, Overstock | Kids Dish Set, $32, Cymax

What You'll Need: You will need to find a piece of pattern cloth either at your local crafts store or online. Cut a small hole for your head to peek through and drape the material on your body. Carry around a basket with assorted Tupperware inside. Finally, complete the look like gluing or sticking plastic forks and plates to the material.

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3. Green Eggs and Ham

A childhood favorite and a pretty easy costume to make last minute.

Ham 4 Ham T-Shirt, $40, Bloomingdales | Green Concealer, $9, Etsy | Double Egg Holder, $14, Liberty

What You'll Need: You can obviously just buy a Dr. Seuss shirt and claim that it's Green Eggs and Ham related, but where is the fun in that?! Instead you should buy a shirt that has the words ham (shout-out for the Hamilton fans out there!) written on it and dye some eggs using green markers or even a green concealer. Then carry the two eggs around in a custom egg crate.

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4. Pigs In A Blanket

This can be a very cute couple's costume, or something you and a friend can come as together.

Pig Nose, $4, Amazon | Pig Ears, $8, Amazon | Pink Throw Blanket, $32, Zinc Door

What You'll Need: You and your friend can dawn pig ears and pig noses so that people know what you're going for. Then find a cheep throw blanket or something from your closet that you don't mind getting dirty and walk around in it around your shoulders.

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5. Baker

Skip trying to be a food and go straight for the source of the action — become The Baker.

Chef Hat, $6, Amazon | Rolling Pin, $29, Etsy | Apron, $25, Uncommon Goods

What You'll Need: Every baker starts off with a dope chef hat. Carry around a rolling pin and complete the look with an apron. The finish touch would be smattering a little flour on your face and clothes. Add Crocs if you feel the need to be authentic.

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6. Salt & Pepper

This is a perfect couples costume for those who love food. What goes better together than salt and pepper?

Black T-Shirt, $8, Hollister | White T-Shirt, $32, Yoins | Letter P, $1, BCBG | Letter S, $5, Fossil

What You'll Need: You and your partner will need to buy a black t-shirt and a white t-shirt. Then you can just stick giant letters 'P' and 'S' to the front.

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7. Pizza

There is only one way to dress up as pizza this Halloween — you must become pizza. Top to bottom.

Pizza Shirt, $7, Pink Queen | Pizza Pants, $54, Etsy | Pizza Peel, $25, Improvements Catalogue

What You'll Need: You can go with just wearing and old pizza box as a costume, but if you don't want to smell horribly, you should go the extra mile. Find a pizza shirt and matching pizza pants. You will become the pizza instead of just wearing it as a costume. Carry a pizza peel and ask people to serve you up.

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8. Cheese Whiz-ard

Your magical powers will be handing out Baby Bell cheese to party guests. It will cast the most powerful spell of all — admiration.

Robe, $13, Amazon | Wizard Hat, $8, Very | Cheese Stickers, $6, Zazzle

What You'll Need: You will first need to become a wizard. Don a beautiful flowing robe and a wizard hat. Then adorn the robe is cheese stickers and hand out cheese at the party.

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9. A Loaf Of Bread

This will be the only time you will be proud to be a loaf.

Brown Shirt, $18, With Chic | Thick Bread Slices, $5, Japan Center | Moraccan Bread Basket, $19, Trouva

What You'll Need: You'll need to buy a brown shirt and stick bread slices to it. It will make for a good snack later. You can also adorn your head with a bread bowl for an added piece.

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10. Brawny Man

Now you can be the man on the paper towels used to wipe food stains.

Red Plaid Shirt, $20, Aeropostale | Blue Jeans, $40, H&M

What You'll Need: This look is very simple. You will need a red plaid shirt ($19.99, Aeropostale) that most of us already have, and a pair of blue jeans ($39.99, H&M). You can tuck the shirt into the jeans and add a fake beard using eyeliner or eyeshadow.

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11. Ginger Bread Woman

This fan favorite can be yours with a little creativity.

Brown Dress, $15, WearAll | Brown Boots, $40, Shoe Center | Green Bowtie, $22, Belk

What You'll Need: An all brown outfit is the first thing you will need. That's the base. A brown dress and brown boots with be your little gingerbread body. You will then add a green bow tie to finish off the clothing items you'll need. Use make up to draw your mouth and black eyeliner to create little button eyes.

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12. Sushi

This delicious food treat can be your costume this October.

Sushi Socks, $6, Belk | Sushi Shirt, $13, H&M | Sushi Bag, $9, YesStyle

What You'll Need: Luckily, everyone already makes clothes with sushi on it, so you can just shop around. Sushi socks and a sushi shirt can be your base. Carrying around a little bag with sushi on it can be the deal sealer.

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13. Deviled Egg

A pun is always funny.

Egg Shirt, $30, ASOS | Devil Costume Set, $13, Amazon

What You'll Need: You will need to buy a shirt with eggs on it and add a devil costume set into the mix. Boom! It's that easy.

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14. Jelly Beans

The best part about this costume is that is it be super cheap.

Transparent Garbage bag, $25, Overstock | Colored Balloons, $5, Trouva

What You'll Need: Buy a semi transparent garbage bag and cut three holes for your head and arms. Fill it with different colored balloons and tie off the bottom so they cannot spill out.

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15. Morton Salt Girl

This iconic salt mascot is everyone's favorite. Especially with that umbrella.

Yellow Dress, $30, AOS | Yellow Umbrella, $15, Amazon | Yellow Shoes, $15, Amazon

What You'll Need: To look like the Morton Salt Girl you will need a yellow dress and a yellow umbrella. Yellow shoes are also a must. Then just carry the salt around for reference. Also make sure that you aren't actually spilling the salt everywhere like her.

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16. Cotton Candy Girl

This little girl stole everyone's hearts online. We love her. You can become her.

Yellow Trench Coat, $39, Target | Cotton candy Wig, $40, Etsy

What You'll Need: You'll need a yellow trench coat. That's the main piece of clothing you will need for this. Then you can either carry around cotton candy around or wear a cotton candy wig.

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17. French Fries

The most delicious American snack will be your costume savior.

French Fry Leggings, $40, Etsy | French Fry T-Shirt, $26, New Chic

What You'll Need: You'll need to buy a pair of leggings with french fries on them. Your legs will be potatoes. Then add a shirt with fries on them.

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18. Pineapple

This tropical fruit is going to be the hit on any party.

Pineapple Hat, $8, New Chic | Pineapple Shirt, $7, Choies | Green Pants, $13, Amazon | Pineapple Earrings, $11, PopMap

What You'll Need: The key to this costume is to become the fruit that you are representing. That means wearing a pineapple hat and pineapple shirt. Then you can wear green pants as a representation of earth and pineapple earrings because they are super cute.

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19. Sriracha

If my roommate is any kind of indication, Sriracha is basically the only thing people want around them.

Red Pants, $27, Amazon | Sriracha T-Shirt, $10, Amazon |

What You'll Need: Red pants will become the bottom half of the bottle. You can also get a t-shirt with the design printed on it. Luckily the Target costume already comes with a green beanie to represent the nozzle on the bottle.

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20. Strawberry

You can always go for just color blocked clothing to represent your strawberry look. I suggest finding clothing that can work instead.

Strawberry Hat, $4, New Chic | Strawberries Patten Shirt, $9 Make Me Chic | Strawberry Leggings, $40, Etsy | Strawberry Earrings, $2, YesStyle

What You'll Need: A cute strawberry hat can be the start of the costume. It should have a green bit on top to show that you are a "growing" fruit. A patterned shirt with strawberries on it can be the base and strawberry leggings can be the bottom. Strawberry earrings are optional.

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21. Blood Sausage

Okay, maybe going full Ramsay Bolton isn't your style. But the joke is still there.

Red Shirt, $22, Pink Queen | Knit Hotdog Pencil Case, $18, Estella | Hand Painted Phone Case, $60, Casetify

What You'll Need: The base of this costume will be a red shirt symbolizing blood. Then you have your pick of accessories. You can go with a phone case covered in hotdogs or just a knitted hotdog pencil case.

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