19 Frighteningly Fun Halloween Costumes for Food Lovers

Take "you are what you eat" to a whole new level with these food-themed Halloween costumes that make trick-or-treat even tastier

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When I was 10 years old, the only thing I wanted to be for Halloween was a carrot. Not that I was particularly wild about carrots at that age—and I was a few years away from my short-lived stint as a vegetarian. I just, for reasons I can’t recall, desperately wanted to spend one of my last years going house-to-house begging for candy while dressed as a walking, talking, 4.5-foot-tall carrot.

I was a weird kid.

Thankfully, I had an incredibly sweet mom who was a heck of a seamstress (and who didn’t bat an eye when I put in my unconventional costume request). She put her talent and ingenuity to the test, and created the custom carrot costume of my preteen dreams. And it was glorious.

I think about that costume often, and scratch my head as to why I was so hard set on root-vegetable role-play. Yet now, more than 20 years later, as I browse through Halloween shops for costume ideas, I find comfort in the sheer magnitude of the food-related costumes available, ready to purchase with the click of a mouse (no sewing skills required).

Maybe I wasn’t so weird. Maybe I was just ahead of the curve. Maybe there are other people out there just as food-obsessed as I’ve been most of my life. Whatever the case, whether you’re sushi-obsessed or bonkers about bananas, there’s a food-themed Halloween costume out there for you. Even if you’re as carrot-crazy as I was. (And if you are, I have a feeling you’re going to love any of these super-delicious carrot recipes.)

Adult Costumes

Peanut Butter & Jelly Set

Amazon.com / Fun World

What goes better together than peanut butter and jelly? If you think you and a partner are sweeter than the sandwich, you know what time it is.

Pea Pod

Amazon.com / Forum Novelties

You’ll look snappy and sweet in this garden-inspired costume.

Roast Turkey

Amazon.com / Rasta Imposta

Just make sure to ditch it before Thanksgiving, lest hungry relatives confuse you for the real deal.

(Psst! We’ve got a secret technique for the perfect roast turkey.)

Ear of Corn

Amazon.com / Forum Novelties

Not to be corny, but anyone who sees you donned in this veggie-themed costume will be smiling from ear to ear.

Chinese Take Out

Amazon.com / Rasta Imposta

You don’t need chopsticks to pick up this takeout-inspired costume.


Amazon.com / Rasta Imposta

Show everyone at the Halloween party you’re a big dill.

Care to pair it with a side of canned pickle juice?


Amazon.com / Forum Novelties

This appeeling costume is for true banana lovers only. No monkeying around.


Amazon.com / Peter Alan, Inc - Costume Mates

Is it a veggie? Is it a fruit? Who cares, when you’re rocking this round, red tomato costume?


Amazon.com / Forum Novelties

I mean, it’s not homemade, but it’s still pretty great.


Baby Costumes

Hot Dog

Amazon.com / Underwraps

Couldn’t you just eat this teeny-weenie costume right up?


Amazon.com / Rubie's Deluxe Baby Berry Cute Costume

Somehow even sweeter than the real thing. (Though these desserts come pretty close!)


Amazon.com / Rasta Imposta

Pair it with the adult version above, and that’s a whole bunch of cuteness.

Kid Costumes


Amazon.com / Princess Paradise

Whether they like their ‘mallow burnt or golden toasty, kids can agree it’s almost as fun to wear their favorite campfire treat as it is to eat it.


Amazon.com / Rubie's

When your kid shows up dressed as his favorite hand-held Mexican dish, he’ll be the taco the party!

Speaking of which, this crowd-pleasing taco salad will be a hit at your Halloween bash.


Amazon.com / Rubie's

This sunny-side up costume will crack a smile on everyone’s face.

Pet Costumes


Amazon.com / Rubie's

Turn your dog into the glimmering tropical fruit of his dreams.

Did you know that your dog should never eat grapes?


Amazon.com / Rubie's

I’m willing to bet your dog has never tried sushi, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t look darn cute dressed up as a nigiri roll.


Amazon.com / Rubie's

It doesn’t get sweeter than when Fido’s all snuggled up in a cupcake sweater. And that hat? That’s just the cherry on top.


Amazon.com / Rubie's

The only thing that makes your cat more ecstatic about wearing this pizza costume is the exact moment you take it off.

Even if you’re not a bona fide foodie, dressing up as your favorite fruit, treat or sandwich shows off your goofy side on this ghoulish holiday. And although these costumes aren’t homemade, if you show up dressed as your favorite food while bringing one of these spooky-good Halloween snacks, you’ll make the party doubly delicious.

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Rachel Seis
As senior editor for Taste of Home magazine, Rachel has her hand in everything you see from cover to cover, from writing and editing articles to taste-testing recipes to ensuring every issue is packed with fun and fabulous content. She'll roll up her sleeves to try any new recipe in the kitchen—from spicy Thai dishes (her favorite!) to classic Southern comfort food (OK...also her favorite). When she's not busy thinking of her next meal, Rachel can be found practicing yoga, going for a run, exploring National Parks and traveling to new-to-her cities across the country.