How to Make Your Own Donut Costume

Make a costume that looks good enough to eat.

Food costumes are popular and fun for Halloween and costume parties. Donuts in particular are a popular food and are an easy costume to make using an inflatable pool tube. Select a tube with the thickest rubber that you can find, as you will be using hot glue with this project. This costume is very quick and affordable and is perfect for last-minute parties.

Inflate a pool inner tube. It should be large enough to comfortably fit around your waist.

Paint the upper half of the tube with tan or brown latex paint. Allow it to fully dry.

Flip the tube over, and paint the other side with the color of your choice to simulate frosting. Keep the lower edges of this paint wavy. Popular colors are dark brown, pink or white. Allow this paint to dry.

Cut many colored drinking straws into three-inch pieces.

Glue the straws to the frosting side of the costume to simulate sprinkles. To do this, apply a bead of hot glue to a straw piece, and then press it against the tube. Do not apply hot glue directly to the tube, as it may melt through.

Wear the costume around your waist. For an extra bit of fun, you can wear it over a police uniform or workout clothes.


Be careful when working with hot glue.

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Alex Smith began writing in 2006 and brings a combination of education and humor to various websites. He holds a Master of Arts in theater and works as a professional makeup and special-effects artist.