The best thing about tacos is that you can fill them with anything — beef, chicken, pork, fish, even potatoes! This particular taco is stuffed with the spiciest ingredient imaginable: a walking, talking, charming child of your choice. You can't eat them, of course, but Halloween costume ideas don't get much more delectable. Follow this easy DIY tutorial to create a delicious taco Halloween costume.
Things You'll Need
3 yards yellow felt
Disappearing ink pen
Sewing machine or needle and thread
T-shirt that fits the child (preferably in a beige or neutral color)
1/4 yard dark brown cotton gauze
Hot glue gun
1/4 yard apple green felt
1/4 yard lime green felt
1/8 yard red felt
Optional: Length of white felt
Make the Taco Shell
Fold the 3 yards of yellow fabric in half, then fold the double-layered fabric in half. Using a disappearing ink pen, draw a semicircle along the opposite side of the fold.
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Cut Out the Taco
Cut out the traced half circle from the folded felt. When opened, this will be a circle comprised of two layers of felt. I'm sure you're already imagining what taco toppings and hot sauce you want to add to this tasty homemade costume!
Sew the Taco
Sew a 1/4-inch seam around the whole circle.
Cut Out Arm Holes
Wrap the child in the felt circle as if they were putting on a jacket. Before cutting the arm holes, mark where to cut them with the disappearing ink pen.
Create the Taco Filling
Add brown gauze to the front of the T-shirt in a crinkly fashion using hot glue. Be strategic about where you apply the glue to ensure the T-shirt doesn't show.
Place a scrap of cardboard inside the T-shirt prior to hot glueing to make sure you don't glue the front of the T-shirt to the back.
Add More Taco Filling
Add longer pieces of dark brown gauze to the bottom of the T-shirt to make sure the taco costume looks like it's filled with meat.
Add Lettuce and Tomatoes
Cut up green and red felt in non-uniform strips. Hot glue them randomly among the brown fabric and any visible areas of the T-shirt. (With some white felt, you could add a dollop of sour cream, too.)
Assemble the Costume
Have your child put on the T-shirt and wear the taco shell jacket over it. Your costume is complete! Show it off at your next Halloween party or pair it with an adult burrito costume — you could even make a whole fiesta family costume. Your options are limitless!