How to Make an Oreo Costume

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Things You'll Need

  • Cardboard

  • Scissors

  • Black spray paint

  • White felt

  • Craft glue or hot glue gun and glue sticks

  • Hole punch

  • Thick twine or shoelaces

  • White long-sleeve shirt

  • White pants

  • White shoes

Oreo cookies are a favorite snack for children and adults alike. The cookies have two crispy chocolate layers on the outside and a thick, creamy filling in the middle. Since Oreo cookies are so famous, they also work as a costume for Halloween or other costume parties. The simplicity of the costume makes it an ideal last-minute choice. Although real Oreos have the name printed in black letters, changing the letters to white makes them more visible for costume identification.


Step 1

Cut out two cardboard circles that are large enough to reach from your child's shoulders to just above his knees. Spray paint both sides of the cardboard circles black. Allow the paint to dry for at least two hours.

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Step 2

Cut out 5-inch high letters from white felt that spell the word "Oreo." Make two sets of these letters--one for the front and one for the back of the costume. Glue the letters to the middle of both cardboard circles once the paint dries. Allow the glue to dry for one to two hours. If you use hot glue, the drying time will be less than 10 minutes.


Step 3

Punch two holes near the tops of each circle. Place the holes a couple of inches in from where your child's shoulders will be when wearing the costume. Thread a shoelace or piece of thick twine through these holes to hold the two circles together. The costume will hang over your child's shoulders, sandwich-board style.


Step 4

Have your child wear a white shirt, white pants and white shoes. Place the Oreo board over his head. Allow the strings to rest on top of your child's shoulders.