Coolest Homemade CostumesHomemade Costume Contest

Coolest Macaroni and Cheese Costume 7

by Ashley
(Sebewaing, Michigan)

Coolest Macaroni and Cheese Costume

Coolest Macaroni and Cheese Costume

Coolest Macaroni and Cheese Costume
Coolest Macaroni and Cheese Costume - The finished Macaroni Cup & Fork
Coolest Macaroni and Cheese Costume - Dripped hot glue and painted it orange
Coolest Macaroni and Cheese Costume - Fork before Macaroni was added

My little sister came to me with an idea for her next Halloween costume - she wanted to be her favorite food, Macaroni and cheese. As the big sister, I am frequently called upon to make something "cool". I looked around a little for ideas, and then got to work.

I made the "cup" from a small white laundry basket, and cut out the bottom. I had saved toilet paper tubes and painted them orange. I made the label out of regular white poster board, drew & painted on the logo. I then hot glued the label to the basket, and then the "macaroni". I added straps I made from an old sheet and glued salt & pepper shakers I made from cardboard.

The fork is made from cardboard I cut in the shape of a fork, then attached it to a Christmas paper roll. I added some newspaper and paper mache'd the handle of the fork & painted it to look like a real fork. I cut and hot glued the noodles to the fork, and added a lot of extra hot glue to create "gooey cheese" and then painted the dried glue orange.

I also made a cardboard "Kraft" logo, and made a sparkly hair clip. My little sister had such a good time, and definitely soaked up all the comments she got on her "coolest homemade Macaroni and Cheese costume"!

Comments for Coolest Macaroni and Cheese Costume 7

Click here to add your own comments

woo hoo
by: shaunna bouck

This is amazing no lots of love time n effort went in to it you can see that you are a amazing talent theat needs to expande her self congrates on a great coustum n a good family sharin time with your sister she will remeber for ever

Mac and Cheese Costume
by: alicia erenfejcht

I love this costume ,almost any child would love to wear this for halloween ,great job

Terrific costume
by: patty burgett

Terrific costume. You are so talented, Ashley. Who knew that a laundry basket and toilet paper rolls could be that great.

Not the cheesiest but the best
by: Anonymous

I love this costume. It looks like it should be in a commercial! Great job!

you saved me!
by: Anonymous

My 2 year old son announced he wanted to be mac n cheese for halloween and I got scared. How will I ever be able to make him a costume that doesn't look ridiculous? Well, now I know how. Thanks so much for posting this. Im so glad I don't have to either get him to change his mind or figure this out on my own. Im not too crafty but even these instructions are doable. Thanks for sharing.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Food Costumes 2.

Sleazy Macaroni and Cheese Costume 6

by Crystal R.
(South Carolina)

Homemade Sleazy Macaroni and Cheese Costume

Homemade Sleazy Macaroni and Cheese Costume

I'm from Wisconsin and LOVE Cheese so I decided to be a "naughty" version of Macaroni.

My bowl is a Rubbermaid container (I cut the bottom out). I removed the handles and added longer straps to hang on my shoulders. My bowl is filled with painted toilet paper rolls. On the top of my bowl I used a foam wreath base. I cut them in half and painted them yellow as well. I made jewelry out of spiral and various other pasta noodles.

The logo on the front is painted on a piece of canvas and there is calorie information on the back. I made a crown that says "Sleazy Mac- Ready in 3 1/2 minutes" The bra is a foam cheese bra (same material as a Green Bay Foam cheese head).

I braided my hair and fed a hanger through my braids so the curls would stay in the air. The fork was a piece of "art" from the 70's. I exacto knifed some holes in the Toilet paper rolls so I could stick them on the fork.

I received a lot of compliments on my Homemade Sleazy Macaroni and Cheese Costume.

Click here to post comments

Return to Food Costumes 2.

Coolest Macaroni and Cheese Costume

by Jenni Heath
(Strawberry Plains, TN, USA)

Homemade Easy Mac Costume

Homemade Easy Mac Costume

My daughter loves Easy Mac and wanted me to make a Macaroni and Cheese costume for Halloween. I started with an old laundry basket I had lying around and cut a hole in the bottom for her to step into and wear around her waist. It was a nice fit, so no straps were needed at all.

I covered the basket with cardboard recycled from old Christmas shirt boxes and painted it to look like the Easy Mac bowl. Then I took another piece of cardboard and cut it to fit inside the bowl in front of her. On this piece I glued lots of macaroni made from recycled paper towel tubes, toilet paper tubes and wrapping paper tubes painted a very cheesy yellowish-orange. I connected more tubes with clear elastic to make the "hat".

The fork is made from another wrapping paper tube and cardboard covered with duct tape and spray painted silver. Believe it or not, all of these supplies were on hand and I did not spend a dime on this costume.

She won "Most Original" at her school Fall Festival and got lots and lots of compliments!

Comments for Coolest Macaroni and Cheese Costume

Click here to add your own comments

sweat XD
by: Danielle

i totally love this costume.
its so unfatigued and I've never seen anything like it.
nice job mom. lol

Such a cute costume!
by: Anonymous

Wow,I am impressed!! That took some effort - lucky kid!!

by: Denise/FL

That is the coolest! I love it so much - what a great idea!

Great Costume
by: threerenos

This is great...I am making it for my daughter. My question to you is how did you paint this so perfect? it looks just like the label?

Painting the label
by: Jenni

In order to get the proportions correct, I scanned an Easy Mac bowl into my printer and blew it up as large as I needed for the bowl to be. You may have to print it as a poster which will come out on several sheets and then tape them together. I then cut it to fit the laundry basket shape and sketched it on to get everything in the right place. If you aren't comfortable painting the words as I did, Sharpie markers would do just fine. Paint is best for the blue and macaroni though. I used yellow for the noodles and then went back over it with orange to give it a more cheesy look and to divide up the noodles a bit.

Let me know if you need any more help. Good luck.

So creative!
by: Anonymous

Amazing! Just amazing! My only question is how exactly did you make the hat?

Macaroni hat
by: Jenni

To make the hat, I took some of the tubes and made a basic ring out of them, stringing them on some clear elastic cord to fit my daughters head. Once I had the ring fitted, I hot glued more tubes to the top of the ring to give it a hat shape. When I put it on her head, I pulled her ponytails through openings on both sides which helped the hat stay on with out any kind of chin strap. You could probably make a hat by gluing tubes to a knit cap as well, just make sure you stretch it to the right size first before attaching them or the tubes might pop off when they put it on. GOOD LUCK!

This is great!
by: Lisa

My son's kindergarten has a "no scary costume" restriction for the little ones. He's a big macaroni & cheese fanatic, so this will be perfect for him!

by: Dee

WOW! And I thought my costumes were great! (Well, they still are but...). That is SO creative! I love, love it!!

by: Palo Altan

This is so creative and well done! It's one of the best on the site!

Made it and my daughter won
by: Lisa

My daughter just won the most original costume at her school's Spookin Fun Night. Thanks for the wonderful idea and helpful hints. I tweaked it a bit but still basic concept. LOVED IT

by: Kimmie

My daughter is soooooo excited to be this for Halloween!!! We started last night. Just have to paint the cheese on...

Mac Label
by: Jezz

I'm not very artistic and wanted to know if you enlarged and copied the label then went over it in the blue, yellow, and orange colors or did you actually draw/sketch it from scratch? There's no way I will be able to draw/sketch the label myself.

To Jezz...
by: Jenni

I actually sketched the label but you could take a label to Kinko's or a photoshop and have one enlarged and printed out if you don't feel comfortable doing it freehand. Good luck with it!

by: Anonymous

Your costume is the best. Nicole Larson

Another idea for the painting
by: Kristie

I have an old overhead projector and I used that to paint images on my kid's walls. I think I could hang up some cardboard and project the image of the Mac 'n cheese up there and outline it. Then paint it. That is idea for anyone that doesn't want to do it free hand.

bottom of basket
by: Anonymous

What did you use to cut the hole in the bottom of the laundry basket? The plastic is pretty tough.

i think i'm in love...
by: Anonymous

Jenni Heath you are my hero

by: Anonymous

HI! I love your costume, making it myself! However, the only thing stopping me is the label. My father tried printing it onto paper (like you had said) but that didn't quite work. He doesn't want to take it anywhere to get this done, so if you have any other ideas,that would be great!

Mac Costume
by: Daisy

My daughter is making the costume for a project and we took t he label from a easy mac container to Staples after she cut it into three sections: the easy mac label (front), the nutrition label and direction label. The cost was only $3.00 plus tax. The paint is the most expensive piece, so we decided to use orange bulletin board paper; roll it up and hot glue to make the macaroni. She's still working on it, but I think it will turn out great!

Nice costume
by: Anonymous

Pretty cool idea for the costume. Might want to cut back on the easy mac before your girl has a heart attack...

by: Anonymous

Im an adult.. totally going to make this my costume this year,

by: Anonymous

Anyone willing to sell their old mac and cheese costume or make one to sell?

how many
by: Anonymous

how many toilet paper rolls did you need for this?

greatest food costume ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by: Anonymous

omg!that costume is sooooo awesome!I give the maker my regards.

Toilet Paper rolls
by: Jenni

I don't know for sure how many rolls I used. I didn't just use toilet paper rolls, I also used paper towel rolls, cut in half, as well as wrapping paper rolls, cut up. Someone had a good idea of using yellow paper and rolling it up and making your own tubes. Would save time since you wouldn't have to paint. The painting was the most time consuming part of this costume for me. Good luck and hope yours turns out well :)

by: Nicole

I wasn't sure how to get ahold of you. Would you be interested in posting your instructions on Instructables? Is there a way for me to contact you?

LOVE it!!!
by: Angelia

I love it! I'm making it for my 3-year-old son, who is obsessed with easy mac. I'm using blue tape instead of cardboard to wrap around the clothes basket, and I printed a big label. I am sure it will win most original costume! Thanks for the awesome idea!!!

Great Job!
by: Anonymous

This costume is perfect! She done an awesome job! What creativity!!! way to go Mom!!!!

by: Anonymous

Awesome started making mine for Halloween today

Way cool!!!
by: Anonymous

Wow, let me just say kudos to you for thinking outside the pun intended!!!

If facebook had a Love button I'd click it!
by: Anonymous

Omigosh, that's the coolest thing, I liked it so much that I'm doing it for Halloween Wish me luck!

Too cute!!
by: Anonymous

Your costume is just so adorable and I can't believe you didn't even spend a penny!! Love it!!

Cutting Plastic
by: Nikki

What did you use to cut the bottom of laundry basket? It is really tough and I'm having trouble making progress. :(

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Food Costumes 2.