Way back in college I dressed up like a can of Olympia beer and won the best costume award. Receiving the honor was fun, but removing the glitter from my hands and face was an ordeal that left telltale red blotches for a few weeks. The green theatrical grease paint I used a few years later to turn myself into an M ’n M came off with good old fashioned cold cream. I didn’t win any prizes, but enjoyed a more comfortable Halloween aftermath.
Today there are loads of costumes around for those who love food enough to emulate it, but want an easy way to wear and remove it. If you’re the creative type with the time to make your own costumes, you’ve probably already visited Hobby Lobby and Michaels. But if you’re a college student, busy mom, or empty nester on the go, looking good on Halloween can be as easy as making a quick stop at your local Target Store, where I found great food looks for kids, women, men, and even pets! Here are a few of the looks that called to the foodie in me: