Whether you like to DIY or buy your costume, these ideas are genius. Find food Halloween costume ideas for adults, kids and even groups.

Devon O'Brien and Lauren Wicks
Updated August 15, 2019

Halloween is my favorite time of the year-I like the decor, the joy it brings and, of course, seeing my adorable niece and nephew all dressed up in their costumes. It's also the perfect time to combine my two loves-Halloween plus food-with a food- or drink-themed costume. Save yourself some time from scouring the deepest corners of Pinterest: I already did it for you. Here's all the food costume inspiration you need to win Halloween this year:

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1. Toaster + Toast

Photo courtesy of Studio DIY

Raise your hand if you're willing to pull me around in a wagon-turned-toaster, because this DIY costume is genius. Plus, once you have the toaster made, you don't have to stop at toast-turn it into a group costume. One person can be an everything bagel, another a toaster waffle and someone else gets to be my personal favorite, an English muffin.

Make it: DIY Toast + Toaster Costume

2. Mac & Cheese

Photo courtesy of Costume Works

You'll have to save your toilet paper rolls for a year, but all this 4-year-old wanted was to be his favorite food. Is that too much to ask?

Make it: DIY Mac & Cheese Costume

3. Salad

Photo courtesy of Coolest Homemade Costumes

For when you're trying to have a healthy Halloween, we bring you: salad costume. We can't get over the genius of using sponges as croutons.

Make it: DIY Salad Costume

4. Popcorn

Photo courtesy of This Place Is Now a Home

The cutest popcorn we've EVER seen. Plus, this is the perfect way to turn a baby carrier into a group costume-movie theater employee and a box of buttery popcorn!

Make it: DIY No-Sew Popcorn Baby Costume

5. Bubble Tea

Photo courtesy of Aww Sam

This one is so easy to put together yourself as a last-minute Halloween idea. You could even make it in several different colors for a whole order of bubble teas as a group costume. Or match with your baby (see below).

Make it for yourself: DIY Bubble Tea Costume

Buy it for your baby: Bubble Tea Babysuit

6. Taco

Photo courtesy of Aww Sam

Honestly, we would use that taco clutch any time of the year, but this whole ensemble is genius. The only thing it's missing are a couple slices of avocado or a dollop of guacamole!

Make it: DIY Taco Costume

Buy it: Adult Taco Costume

7. Cotton Candy

Photo courtesy of Costume Works

As a general rule of thumb, we try to stay away from too much added sugar, but we can make an exception for this adorable costume.

Make it: DIY Cotton Candy Costume

Buy it for the kids: Child Cotton Candy Costume

Buy it for yourself: Adult Cotton Candy Costume

8. Pineapple

Photo courtesy of Studio DIY

Speaking of sweet, get in on the Halloween trend of the year (see: pineapple jack-o'-lanterns) with an oh-so-sweet pineapple costume that's just as cute on adults as it is on kids!

Make it for you (or the kids): DIY Pineapple Costume

Buy it for the kids: Baby Plush Pineapple Costume

9. Sushi

Photo courtesy of Northstory

Grab a pillow and a scarf and you're halfway there! Add even more styles-sashimi, nigiri, maki and more-and you're on your way to winning best group costume.

Make it: DIY Sushi Costume

Buy it for you: Adult Sushi Roll Costume

Buy it for your pet: Sushi Pet Costume

10. Bunch of Grapes

Photo courtesy of Cute Girl Hairstyles

While we're not entirely sure how you sit down in this one, it looks like way too much fun to pass up. Just watch out for sharp objects so you don't pop!

Make it: DIY Grapes Costume

Buy it: Purple Grapes Costume

11. Avocado

Photo courtesy of Front Roe by Louise Roe

While this is the perfect costume for showing off your baby bump, you definitely don't need to be pregnant to dress up as an avocado. Even the kids can get in on the avo fun (see below).

Make it: DIY Pregnant Avocado Costume

Buy it for baby: Little Avocado Halloween Costume

Buy it for yourself: Adult Avocado Costume

12. Peas in a Pod

Photo courtesy of: Mom Junction

Vegetables just got a whole lot cuter, thanks to this precious "Peas in a Pod" baby costume. But don't worry, adults can join in on the fun too!

Make it: How to Make a Pea Pod Costume for Your Baby at Home

Buy it for yourself: Adult Pea Costume

13. Bottle of Sriracha

Photo courtesy of: Sarah Hearts

Spicy-food lovers, this one's for you! This costume is super cute and so easy to make, but there's also a great ready-to-wear option online!

Make it: DIY Sriracha Costume

Buy it for yourself: Sriracha Adult Tunic Costume

14. Pizza

Photo courtesy of: DIY Network

If we are what we eat, it's pretty fair to say veggie pizza is the perfect Halloween costume for us! Luckily, there are ready-to-wear options for both kids and adults that are just as fun, but we love that you can customize the toppings with this one.

Make it: DIY Pizza Halloween Costume

Buy it for baby: Yummy Lil Pizza Slice

Buy it for yourself: Adult Pizza Halloween Costume

15. Starbucks Frappuccino

Photo courtesy of: Southern Curls & Pearls

How cute is this? Not only is this costume easy to make in a hurry, it's also pretty inexpensive! Plus, we found a similar version for your mini-me to match.

Make it: Starbucks Cup Halloween Costume

Make it for the kids: Starbucks Frappuccino Costume for Kids

16. Takeout Container

Photo courtesy of: Coolest Homemade Costumes

This costume is perfect for a chilly Halloween night, as it's sure to keep your child warm throughout a trick-or-treating session. You could even get creative with what is supposed to be bursting from the top of the box-maybe broccoli, beef or rice!

Make it: Amazing Chinese Take-Out Box Halloween Costume

Buy it for yourself: Adult Chinese Takeout Costume

17. Spaghetti & Meatballs

Photo courtesy of: Costume Works

Not only are we loving the sass this little model is having, but we are big fans of her pasta costume. The best part is, the mother who made this said it costs just $15 to make!

Make it: Kid's Spaghetti and Meatballs Costume

Make it for yourself: Adult Spaghetti and Meatballs Costume

Buy it for yourself: Pasta Bowl Full-Body Costume

18. Candy Corn

Photo courtesy of: Dukes & Duchesses

If your child wants to dress up as candy for Halloween, they might as well be candy corn! This costume is cute, festive and can easily be made warmer with long leggings and a sweater underneath for a chilly October night.

Make it: A Simple Candy Corn Costume

Buy it for baby: Baby Candy Corn Belly Costume

Buy it for the kids: Toddler Candy Corn Costume

19. French Fries

Photo courtesy of: Evan G. Cooper

This one might be our very favorite because we (1) love french fries and (2) love that he used balloons to make them! This is sure to be a fun project for the whole family to work on together.

Make it: DIY French Fry Halloween Costume

Buy it for your kids: Child Side of Fries Costume

Buy it for yourself: Adult French Fries Fancy Dress Costume

20. Burger

Photo courtesy of: A Thoughtful Place

Whether you're a big meat-eater or a veggie-lovin' vegan, this burger costume is customizable for however your like your burgers! Your child may not be able to sit down and enjoy their candy in this costume, but it's perfect for walking around the neighborhood in.

Make it: Cheeseburger Halloween Costume

Buy it for baby: Cheeseburger Costume

Buy it for your kids: Toddler Belly Baby Hamburger Costume

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Original article by Devon O'Brien. Additional reporting by Lauren Wicks.

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