Is your kid a foodie in the making? They’ll love these ideas for the best healthy food Halloween costumes. This food costume roundup will get your creativity flowing and might make you a little hungry. Does your child want to dress up as pasta, sushi, or another favorite food? We have links to DIY costume instructions here. Do-it-yourself instructions range from easy to difficult!
I thought I’d diverge from recipes today, because I keep seeing great healthy food Halloween costumes and I want to share. Costume making can be a fun family activity, so why not give it a go this year? I no longer have small children, but I hope that these healthy food costume ideas help someone else out.
“Healthy” is a bit of a loaded term because it means different things to different people. What is healthy for a friend or family member may not be what is healthy for you. In this article, “healthy” simply refers to whole foods, not items like cakes, cookies, or candy.
Speaking of candy, I came across this picture of a candy vending machine costume that we made in 2011. I’m glad this is a healthy food costume roundup, because I cannot remember the details of how we made this anymore. I believe that it involved a box, lots of black duct tape, foil, pieces of plastic Slinky, and cotton-stuffed candy wrappers.
Oh, and a kid. Haha (Note: photos of said kid are shared with his permission.)
We still have the vending machine sitting in the garage, even though no one in my house can fit into it anymore. I guess if we ever need a vending machine prop, we are all set. But enough about that, let’s get on with the healthier food costume options!
Look at this cuteness. If you head over to Cutest Homemade Costumes, you can get directions for turning yourself or a loved one into a sushi roll. Don’t forget the soy sauce trick-or-treat bag!
The author noted that this costume might be better suited for older kids since it is so bulky. Read more here.
Healthy Salad Costume
Veggie-lovers, dietitians, and healthy foodies rejoice! This handsome little fellow wanted to be a salad for Halloween. He ended up with a well-done homemade costume.
Unfortunately, the Cutest Homemade Costumes website does not provide explicit instructions for this one. I believe I see green tissue paper, paperboard peppers, cheese sponges, and tomato balloons. Get a closer look and learn the backstory of this super salad here.
Coordinated family costumes for the win! How about everyone dress up as their favorite pasta shape for Halloween?
If you want directions for making this fabulous farfalle and radiant ravioli, you can get the instructions here.
Italian Meal Costume
If being a single food item for Halloween is not enough for you, how about dressing up as a whole meal instead? This table setting can be adapted to the food of your choice if spaghetti and meatballs are not your thing. Fill your table with vegetarian foods, something keto, or whatever floats your boat.
This site is in French, so you will have to translate it to English if you want this costume’s DIY instructions. Find the heading for “Resto Italien” (“Italian restaurant”) to get what you’re looking for. Read more here.
Purple Grapes Costume
This was my son’s costume from 2010; it was both easy and inexpensive to make. I’ve seen other renditions of this costume online, but I like to think we were one of the early versions. I’ll tell you how we made it right now!
Get a purple hooded sweatsuit and use a safety pin to attach a grape stem and leaves to the hood. The stem is brown felt while the leaves are made of green felt and pipe cleaners.
Get a large piece of purple felt and sew it into the shape of a sleeveless sheath dress. The easiest way to do this is to fold the felt in half width-wise, cut a hole for the head, and sew two seams: one each from underarm to the base. Cut straight up the back and glue on a Velcro closure; this is how you’ll get the costume on and off.
The last step is to blow up a bunch of purple balloons and safety pin them onto the “dress.” It takes a lot of air to blow up that many balloons, so I recommend enlisting a family member to help.
You can change the color of the sweatsuit and balloons if you’d prefer to be a bunch of green grapes. Stick with the purple grapes if you want to be higher in resveratrol. Haha
I hope that you enjoyed the “recipes” for healthy food Halloween costumes in today’s bonus post.