How to Make a Pickle Costume

Be a pickle for Halloween.
Be a pickle for Halloween. (Image: pickle image by Mats Tooming from

Food costumes such as ice cream, pizza and hamburgers add a humorous touch to celebrations and Halloween parties. The pickle, in particular, is a tasty treat that makes for a fun, entertaining costume if designed and executed properly. Whether you are making it for a middle-aged man or a little girl, it's fairly easy to assemble and requires very few materials.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • 2 to 3 yards of dark green felt
  • 12-inch square of light green felt
  • Sharp shears
  • Safety pins
  • Felt glue

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Measure the costume wearer's body from head to hip as well as their waist. Then add an additional 8 inches to each measurement.

Cut four long crescent or football shapes from the dark green felt using sharp shears. Each one should be as long and as wide as your measurements.

Set the four felt pieces on a flat surface and align them side by side vertically. Glue their inside edges together in the shape of a pickle. Leave one seam unglued so the costume wearer can put on the outfit.

Turn the costume right side out so the seams can remain hidden. Fasten any gaps, openings and unglued seams with safety pins.

Cut out holes large enough for the person's face, legs and arms. Make sure the cut-outs are big enough for the person to comfortably see or fit through.

Cut 10 to 15 small circles from the light green felt. Fasten the circles with felt glue sporadically over the costume to make pickle bumps.

Allow the glue to dry for at least 30 minutes before wearing the costume.


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