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9 Food-Themed Pet Costumes for Halloween

9 Food-Themed Pet Costumes for Halloween

Take a look at these tasty finds for your furry friends

What dog doesn't love bacon?

When Halloween rolls around, the streets will be swarmed with pint-sized goblins, witches, and vampires. Across the country, little ones will dress up and knock on doors to receive their candy, and parents will snap photos with each new costumed friend that arrives. Those who have four-legged children don’t have to miss out on the fun this spooky season: your little friend can get in on the fun, too!

Deciding what to dress your loyal companion up as can be a little challenging. While you know they would look adorable in a frilly tutu or dressed as a little witch, most likely those frilly costumes will last a grand total of 10 minutes on their little fluffy bodies. You want to be sure that your pet is comfortable while they are looking cute in their food costume.

Keep your pet warm and adorable with a fun food-themed costume. Most of the ones available out there are simple and easy to get on. Your furry friend will look dashing as a sizzling piece of bacon or irresistibly sweet as a miniature cupcake. Plus, what pet doesn’t love table food? Dress your dog up in one these cute food-themed costume finds and your little pooch will look good enough to eat!

This article was originally published on September 18, 2013.


4 Food-Inspired Halloween Costumes You Can DIY

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

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.

  • 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

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.

  • 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

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.


9 Food-Themed Pet Costumes for Halloween - Recipes

Halloween is a great time for children. They get to dress up as superheros, fairy princess, or what ever they like. It’s also a time where they are allowed to eat tons of candy and not get in trouble. Thankfully there are some fun health food crafts that are great for children. Sneak some healthy food into this Halloween without your children even realizing it! There 8 fun kids snacks are easy and fun to make, and you won’t feel guilty about them either!

1. Baked Potato Skin Ghosts

2. Orange Jack O’Lanterns

3. Ghost Banana-Pops

4. Eyeball Jellies

5. Hot Dog Mummies

6. Kitty Cat Sandwiches

7. Apple Monster

8. Ear Wax Snacks

If you want to know the best cupcake shop in any major city in America, just ask Angela. This girl knows her sweets, and she isn't shy about letting you know that your german chocolate cake needs more chocolate. If you want to find Angela on any given day, she's probably looking up reviews to decide where to grab lunch, or in her downtime, binge-watching the latest 'it-series' on Netflix.


Sweet meringue makes these light as air treats that can be piped into whatever bone-like shape you want. Try creating a whole skeleton for a boneyard of fun this Halloween.

If you want to know the best cupcake shop in any major city in America, just ask Angela. This girl knows her sweets, and she isn't shy about letting you know that your german chocolate cake needs more chocolate. If you want to find Angela on any given day, she's probably looking up reviews to decide where to grab lunch, or in her downtime, binge-watching the latest 'it-series' on Netflix.


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Caramel Apples

A deep, rich caramel makes for a classic shiny apple. Toppings (like mini chocolate candies, shredded coconut, crushed cookies or chopped nuts) make them extra special.

Witch Finger Cookies

You won't be able to keep your hands off these creepy butter cookies &mdash even though a dip in raspberry jam makes them look like a pile of detached fingers!

Black Magic Cake

Chicken Pumpkins

How do you make chicken bites look like little pumpkins? The trick to this savory treat is a few strategic (but straightforward) knife cuts. The nuggets are soaked in buttermilk, then coated in Cheddar-cracker breadcrumbs and stuffed with mozzarella for the ultimate chicken and cheese experience.

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Brain

Spook your friends and serve a delicious brain on Halloween. This no-bake strawberry cheesecake made in a plastic mold looks hauntingly real. Top it with fruit syrup "blood" and you've got the scariest dessert in town.

Blueberry Mummy Muffins

Packed with blueberries and loaded with cream cheese frosting, these mummy muffins are the perfect Halloween party treat.

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

This adorable take on a pumpkin-shaped cheese ball gets its bright orange coloring from ground-up cheese puffs and its stem from a bell pepper.

Spooky Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

Frankenshake and Bride of Frankenshake

His and hers Halloween shakes (one mint, one vanilla) are made in a single batch, then dressed up for the holiday in this ultimate trick-or-treat.

Apple Spiderweb Pops

Fresh fruit awaits you in these chocolate-dipped webbed treats. Thick slices of tart apple stand in for candy.

Mac-o'-Lantern and Cheese Bowls

An orange bell pepper &mdash carved and ready for Halloween &mdash becomes an edible bowl for creamy mac and cheese.

Berry Eyeball Punch

All eyes (har har) will be on the punch bowl when this scary concoction is part of the spread. Pair blueberries and sweet lychees to make the edible eyeballs.

Crispy Treat Witch's Hat

Get crafty with this edible witch's hat: chocolate-flavored rice cereal, green food coloring and edible gold dust transform ordinary crispy rice treats into a sweet Halloween centerpiece.

Cake Eyeballs

Did you ever get the feeling that someone (or something) is watching you? It could be these fun Halloween treats!

Bloody Pancakes

Don't worry: No pancakes were harmed in the making of this recipe. A drizzle of sweet strawberry sauce creates the gruesome yet delicious effect.

Halloween Deviled Tea Eggs

Making these spider web-inspired treats is easier than you think. After you hard-boil and cool your eggs, lightly crack their shells all over. That way, when you soak them in the savory soy sauce mixture, a little bit of color can seep in.

Crispy Phyllo Wrapped Hot Dog Mummies

No need to be too meticulous when wrapping these spooky versions of pigs in blankets the raggedy look suits the mummy theme to a "tee."

Candy Corn Cheese Tower

Tap into your inner sculptor and make some edible Halloween art with cheese -- three different kinds to be exact! Cheddar, goat cheese and a red wine and paprika-brushed Monterey Jack represent those iconic candy corn colors.

Poison Apple Punch

One look at this apple cider-based punch's red hue and it's love at first sight. Finish each glass with a wormy apple &mdash a gummy worm and an apple slice, that is &mdash that's sure to delight guests.

Spider Web Guacamole

This webbed guacamole is a super-easy way to make a themed appetizer for your next Halloween party. Mexican crema (or sour cream) is used for the web and black olives make an edible spider.


9 Food Costumes Your Dog Wants to Wear This Halloween

Halloween is almost here, and while it’s important to break out those cat ears and red lipstick, you can’t forget about your dog at home. You won’t be home to actually see your dog getting ready for trick or treaters, but here’s some food themed options to force your mom into buying.

Puppy Spiced Latte

Caption this!

A photo posted by Starbucks Secret Menu (@therealstarbuckssecretmenu) on Oct 11, 2015 at 1:36pm PDT

Get your dog listed on the Starbucks secret menu. You can DIY this fall staple here.

Just trying on Halloween costumes… ?#crispytaco

A photo posted by Wallace the Bulldog (@chickenandwallace) on Oct 11, 2015 at 2:09pm PDT

Now that’s what I’m tacoin’ ’bout! No extra charge for guac here.

Jolly Rancher

Warning: Children might put your dog in their candy bags. Prove to your dentist that you’re a good influence here.

Bacon

It might not be kosher, but it’s adorable. Fry up the competition here.

Pineapple

More like fineapple. Get a sweet DIY recipe here.

Turkey

Les costumes d'halloween sont arrivés ! ??

A photo posted by Chien Mondain (@chienmondain) on Oct 7, 2015 at 3:39am PDT

It might be a little early for Thanksgiving, but who doesn’t love a cute little turkey? Don’t forget the cranberry sauce here.

Lobster

Lobstah @rocketdogrescue #iampoppy #halloween #dogcostume

A photo posted by jordana freeman (@jfree2be) on Oct 6, 2015 at 5:47pm PDT

This dog’s best trick? A lobster roll over. No need to go diving in deep waters to find this one.


You have to see these 2020-themed Halloween costumes for dogs

Evidently, the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t putting a damper on people’s Halloween enthusiasm, particularly when it comes to putting their dogs in costumes.

According to a survey of 1,000 dog owners in the U.S performed by Rover, 66% of owners said they are planning on dressing up their dog for Halloween.

Of that number, 41% said their dog’s costume would involve a 2020-related theme.

Here are some examples of the 2020 costume ideas that dog owners plan on using, according to Rover.

1.) Toilet paper

A small dog can fit into a giant-sized roll of toilet paper, symbolizing the incredible demand for the product when the pandemic began.

It looks like it could make a great bed, also!

2.) Zoom calls

This a costume involving a cutout -- you’d add photos of other dogs in the squares, just how it looks on a Zoom call, and then there would be an open space at the bottom for your pet.

As a measure of payback, be sure to start barking the way your dog barks when you’re on a work video call.

3.) Tiger King (pictured on top of page)

In light of the popular Netflix docu-series, dogs can dress up like Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin.

Is this a roaringly good costume, or what?

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Drink Costumes

We've covered all of the solids, now it's time to focus on another joy in life. We&rsquore talking about beverages! We've got plenty of food AND drink costumes to choose from: energizing soda costumes to the red solo cups that star at most college costume parties. If you thirst for a refreshing take on the sweet and savory, these picks are a great night cap!

Soda Costume

When you&rsquove hit that 2PM lull and you&rsquore nodding off at your desk (don&rsquot look at us, boss!) sometimes a boring cup of coffee won&rsquot do. The only thing that will kick you into gear is a refreshing can of Mountain Dew. You&rsquore sure to amp up the scene when you show up dressed as you are in this soda pop costume. Just a warning, though, you might give the people around you a serious case of caffeine cravings!

Beer Costume

Beer is used for a lot of things. You can use it to bribe your friends to help you move a couch. You can use it to bribe your friends to come over and watch the game with you. You can even use it to bribe your girlfriend to come to that work party with you! The next time you're heading to a costume party, dress as that delicious beverage we all know and love with this beer costume. Even better, if you're heading out with some buddies, go as a pack of beer, because who brings a single beer to the party?

Kool Aid Man Costume

Crashing a party as the Kool-Aid guy? Oh yeah! This ensemble is big and bright and is the ultimate beverage costume for many different events. You'll be the first thing kids want to see after a day of jumping on a trampoline or swimming in a pool, and the last thing an uptight homeowner with brand new white carpeting wants to see. Just make sure you respect the boundaries of the wall- no one wants to deal with masonry after a costume party.

Coffee Cup Costume

While you would never caffeinate your kiddo, it's never too early to indoctrinate them to that cozy coffee shop feeling. While this adorable coffee costume doesn't include caffeine, sugar, or any dairy products, this fluffy coffee costume is both energizing and cloyingly sweet! If your family is heading out trick or treating, baby's fancy java jive will go well with a cookie or a barista costume.