4 Food-Inspired Halloween Costumes You Can DIY

If you’re still brainstorming a kid-friendly costume, look no further than your kitchen for inspiration thanks to Food Network Magazine.

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JEFF HARRIS/STUDIO D, Hearst Communications Inc.

Halloween is just around the corner. If you’re still brainstorming a kid-friendly costume, look no further than your kitchen for inspiration! These costumes are all made out of balloons and clothing your kid already owns. Read on for step-by-step instructions on how to make them.

Asparagus (pictured above)
Supplies:
  • Balloon pump
  • 60-inch long green balloons (enough to cover the front of your child)
  • Black permanent marker
  • Green scrapbook paper
  • Heavy-duty double-sided tape
  • Posterboard
  • 1 purple resistance band, cut in half lengthwise
  • Green shirt and green pants
Make It:

Using the pump, inflate the balloons. Draw scales on each balloon with the marker.

For each balloon, cut a 6- to 7-inch football shape from the paper. Draw asparagus crown details on each.

Use the tape to attach a crown to each balloon.

Cut two 1 1/2-inch-wide strips of posterboard long enough to wrap around your kid's torso. Wrap one strip around your kid's chest and the other around the hips; secure with tape. Cover the front half of the strips with tape, and attach the balloons.

Wrap one piece of the resistance band around your kid's chest and the other around the hips; tie to secure. Trim excess.

Photo by: JEFF HARRIS/STUDIO D ©Hearst Communications Inc.

JEFF HARRIS/STUDIO D, Hearst Communications Inc.

Popcorn
Supplies:
  • Balloon pump
  • 60-inch long yellow and white balloons (10 to 15)
  • 5-inch round yellow balloons (4 to 6)
  • Red-and-white-striped fabric
  • Heavy-duty double-sided tape
  • 1-inch-wide white ribbon
  • Headband
  • White shirt and white pants
Make It:

Using the pump, inflate the long balloons about two-thirds full. Bend and twist each one into a cluster of loops to create popcorn shapes. Underinflate the round balloons (these will be the kernels).

Cut the fabric so it reaches from your kid's chest to just below the knees. Fold over the top and bottom edges of the fabric and hem with the tape. Wrap the fabric around your kid, and use the tape to close it in the back.

Cut the ribbon to desired length for straps; tape ends to fabric. Tape the balloon clusters to the top edge of the fabric. Tape the kernels to the clusters and the clusters to each other. Attach two clusters to the headband with tape.

Photo by: JEFF HARRIS/STUDIO D ©Hearst Communications Inc.

JEFF HARRIS/STUDIO D, Hearst Communications Inc.

Apple Tree
Supplies:
  • 5-inch round red balloons (10 to 15)
  • Dark and light green scrapbook paper
  • Glue dots
  • Green hoodie and brown pants
  • Fast-drying fabric glue, such as Fabri-Tac
Make It:

Blow up the balloons.

Cut small football-shaped leaves from the paper. Fold each one down the center, then unfold.

Use glue dots to attach two leaves to each balloon. Dress your kid in the hoodie, then affix the leaves to the fabric with the fabric glue.

Photo by: JEFF HARRIS/STUDIO D ©Hearst Communications Inc.

JEFF HARRIS/STUDIO D, Hearst Communications Inc.

Carmen Miranda
Supplies:
  • 5-inch round yellow (1), orange (1), red (2) and purple (7) balloons
  • Glue dots
  • Green scrapbook paper
  • Small wicker basket
  • Turban-style headband
  • Self-adhesive Velcro strips
  • Colorful shirt, ruffled skirt and necklaces
Make It:

Blow up the balloons. The yellow balloon should be slightly overinflated, the orange should be inflated a normal amount, and the red and purple should be underinflated. Use glue dots to make the bunch of grapes.

Cut out a few leaf shapes, a cherry stem and a pineapple crown from the paper. Use glue dots to attach the stems/leaves to the appropriate balloons. Arrange the balloons in the basket, then use glue dots to hold them in place.

Attach the basket to the headband with the Velcro.

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