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Halloween Costumes for the Food Lover

By Molly Durham in Food on Oct 19, 2011 4:20PM

2011_10_18_Halloween_food.jpg A great costume is hard to come by. Some people brainstorm for months, others throw it together last-minute. Even if you do find that perfect alternate persona this year, you know what would make it even better? If food were involved. Here are a few costume ideas that let you celebrate food this Halloween even if you're too old for trick-or-treating:

Winnie the Pooh - Nothing quite expresses holiday fervor and joy like a big fat jolly bear running around pouring honey into people's mouths. If you haven't seen this before, trust us. It's a winner.

Cookie Monster - Grab a blue Snuggie, make a hood with eyes, and fill a jar of cookies. Give 'em out, throw 'em at people, or hog them in true Cookie Monster fashion.

Swedish Chef - Everyone loves a Muppet. Make some meatballs-on-a-stick and dole them out. You've gotta adopt the accent too though, to go all out.

Frenchman - Draw a mustache on (or grow one), wear stripes and let people take huge honkin' bites out of your baguette.

Hamburglar - Stripes, a mask and hamburgers. This costume could also be used as an excuse to take others' food. Not that we're encouraging that...

Candy Land - Plaster candy all over your body, with specific varieties in honor of the characters like Mr. Mint, Gramma Nut, Princess Lolly, Queen Frostine, Lord Licorice and Gloppy the Molasses Monster.

The Chiquita banana woman - Construct an elaborate fruit tower and somehow balance it enough to walk around in it. Don't worry, the more fruit you give away, the easier it'll get. Not up for that challenge? Just wear yellow and stick a printout of the Chiquita sticker on yourself. Be the banana.

Any more ideas? Add them in the comments - bonus points for links to pictures.