It can be hard to decide on the perfect Halloween costume. If you’re still searching for “the one,” let us offer a solution: If you’re an avocado addict, a guacamole geek, or you’re just looking for a homemade outfit, this DIY avocado Halloween costume might be the answer.
What’s not to love about being an avocado for Halloween? Even though there’s nothing spooky about an avocado (unless the guacamole turns brown — but we can help with that too), you’ll look frightfully cute and almost as delicious as the real thing. Here’s how to make this year’s trick or treat one to remember.
Related: Eat, drink, and be scary! Satisfy your monster appetite with these Halloween guacamole recipes.
Get in shape.
Lay out your cardboard and outline the distinctive shape of an avocado. A good-looking avocado has an oval shape with a slightly tapered top and smooth, rounded edges. If your pencil falters or the shape doesn’t come out perfect, don’t stress — every avocado is a little different and still delicious!
Slice your avocado.
Using scissors (and safety!), cut along the lines to cut your avocado out of the cardboard.
Add the pit.
Trace a large circle in the center of the bottom half. This will be the pit. Use a dinner plate or a large bowl as a stencil for a perfect circle.
Draw the peel.
Draw a border around the edge of the avocado, about 1 inch thick. This is your avocado’s peel.
It’s time to give your avocado a fresh, ripe color! Using paint or markers, fill the space between the border and the pit with a yellow-green color, then use a darker shade of green for the peel and brown for the pit. Once everything dries, use a marker to add some depth with a bit of shading.
Tie things up.
To hang your costume around your neck, punch two holes on either side of the top of your avocado. Tie the string to one side and then loop to the other hole. Try it on and adjust the length of your string as needed before securing to the second hole.
If you’re feeling extra creative, here are a few more spooktacular ways to wear your avocado.
While this DIY guide for making an avocado costume is great for Halloween, remember that Avocados From Mexico are always in season. So while you’re waiting for Halloween to roll around, these avocado recipes will still be available year-round. Happy Halloween!