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How to make a cupcake costume

The sweetest Halloween costume ever!

From TV shows to posh stores popping up everywhere, cupcakes are a hit this year. Follow this totally sweet trend by being one for Halloween! For this adorable and homemade Halloween costume, all you need are some supplies and creativity to transform into everyone's favorite dessert!

The sweetest Halloween costume ever!


  • Large tub
  • Saw or box cutter
  • One large bag of poly fill
  • One bag of small multicolored pom-poms
  • One yard of tulle
  • 4 large pieces of poster board (color of your choice)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Headband
  • Scissors
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Ribbon
  • Sheet of colored felt
  • Gold paperweight (can be found at party supply stores)
  • Pink tights

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1. The cupcake

The sweetest Halloween costume ever!

With a steady hand and a friend to help, grab a saw or box cutter and cut off the bottom of the tub. The amount you cut off will depend on your height and the length you want the cupcake to be.

2. The cupcake wrapper

The sweetest Halloween costume ever!

Fold each piece of paper in approximately two-inch sections like an accordion. Fold four pieces of poster board to assure you'll have enough to wrap around the tub.

3. Get gluing

The sweetest Halloween costume ever!

Apply hot glue to the tub in small sections right below the top lip. Glue each piece of poster board one by one. The glue dries quickly, so glue, then place the board, and so on. Use caution with the hot glue gun to prevent painful burns.

4. The frosting

The sweetest Halloween costume ever!

Grab medium-sized clumps of the poly fill and roll into a more secure bunch. Apply glue to the top of the lip of the bin and place down. Continue all the way around the top, stacking the poly fill higher. Remember to keep a hole in the center to stand in.

5. Tulle time

Cut a large piece of tulle or use the entire yard and place it over the poly fill. Hot-glue the edges of the tulle on the outside of the lip of the tub, against the poster board and on the inside. This will keep the frosting from falling off and losing shape.

6. Sprinkles

The sweetest Halloween costume ever!

Hot-glue the mini pom-poms to the tulle. This will create a sprinkle effect and add some color to the cupcake.

7. Straps

The sweetest Halloween costume ever!

Tie two pieces of ribbon to the two handles so they're hidden by the tulle, or hot-glue the ribbon to the inside of the bin. Measure the ribbon prior to cutting to be sure the straps are long enough.

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8. Make the candle headband

The sweetest Halloween costume ever!

Grab an empty toilet paper roll and wrap it in a piece of colored felt. Hot-glue a piece of ribbon around the roll. Stick the paperweight inside the roll and hot-glue it into place. Put hot glue on the headband and secure your DIY candle!

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Candy doesn't have to be the only sweet thing this Halloween; you can be, too, with this adorable DIY cupcake costume!

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