How to Make a Fork Costume


Families with young children may want to avoid scary costumes at Halloween. Dressing as a kitchen utensil is a humorous option that is easy to create with a few inexpensive materials. A fork costume also gives you the option to accompany a spouse, friend or sibling dressed similarly as a spoon or knife. Try making your own fork costume with materials you may already have in your home.

Things You'll Need

  • One color clothing
  • Silver poster board, or any color cardboard and aluminum foil
  • Baseball cap
  • Packing or duct tape
  • Silver face paint
  • Tape together sheets of poster board or pieces of cardboard until you have a piece long enough to reach from above your head to below your waist. The tines of the fork will face up and extend above your head, and the handle will face down. Decide how far down you want the handle to reach when assembling your pieces.

  • Lightly draw a fork outline covering the entire length of the poster board. Make the space below the tines large enough so that you can cut a hole for your face.

  • Cut out the fork, including a hole at the top below the tines for your face to fit through. If you do not have silver poster board and are using regular cardboard instead, cover it with aluminum foil.

  • On the back of the fork just above the face hole fasten the baseball cap with tape. Allow the visor to protrude through the hole out to the front, and cover it with foil so that it matches the fork.

  • To wear your costume, dress in one color. Black, white or grey is the least distracting. Apply silver face paint, and insert your face through the hole as you place the baseball cap on your head.

Tips & Warnings

  • Instead of using a baseball cap to secure the costume, trying tying it around your waist with twine attached to either side of the fork.
  • On your face use only face paint that is designed to be applied on skin, and follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully, such as avoiding contact with your eyes.

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