Last year we descended upon Spirit Halloween (301 Costco Way, St. Peters; 636-279-1054) in search of eight tasty food costumes because, duh, we love food. This year, while scouring our in-store and online options, we noticed an unsettling trend: Sexy food costumes are beginning to outnumber our beloved unflattering, unisex food costumes. Sexy banana, sexy tater tot, sexy sriracha bottle, sexy Chinese-takeout box — these and many more threaten our ability to stomach food-themed Halloween costumes.
In the interest of vision, we've rounded up fifteen egregious get-ups that should never see the light of day — or dark of Halloween night.
Dressing as a Sriracha bottle for Halloween in 2012 is like dressing as the Joker for Halloween in 2008: Everyone gets it, and we're all rolling our eyes. That said, a more clever Sriracha send-up would be wearing an actual sriracha bottle costume, with the green dispenser cap fashioned into a hat and all. By comparison a red tank-top dress with a screen-printed sriracha label is just lazy.
According to Yandy.com: "Sexy Hamburger costume is a three piece set that features a shirred tube style dress with hamburger topping details..." Sure, the costume incorporates the traditional hamburgers extras, with frilly lettuce fringes, tomato-slice print fabric and a weird "squirt" of yellow mustard stacked with brown lace at the center — which is supposed to be the burger patty — and wedged between two absurdly large buns. Extra authenticity is even sprinkled across the tube dress bodice in the form of "sesame seeds," and yet, for the first time ever, we find ourselves cringing at a hamburger. The website's "Gene's Burger Costume," a silly, imposing, giant hamburger that hangs awkwardly from the model like an over-sized sandwich board, is much more our speed.
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