Make your own Sal Monella, The Deviled Egg, costume for Halloween trick or treating.
Salmonella (food poisoning) scares have rocked the news in recent months and years, tossing consumers into a total tizzy. In particular, stories of contaminated eggs have put shoppers and chefs in panics, as millions of fresh poultry eggs have been recalled from grocery store shelves.
What could be a more appropriate scary DIY Halloween costume in such times than Sal Monella, The Deviled Egg?
This spooky Halloween costume is simple to make, but so fun to wear for Halloween parties or trick or treating. No crafting or sewing skills are required to create the Sal Monella, The Deviled Egg, Halloween outfit.
Here’s how to scare the shell out of neighbors and friends with a clever and timely DIY Halloween costume – built upon the incredible, yet inedible, salmonella-contaminated egg.
Don’t be a chicken this Halloween. This egg costume is easy to do, and it’s cheap (er, “Cheep!”) too.
First, gather your Halloween costume-making supplies.
Here are the supplies that are required to make the Sal Monella, The Deviled Egg, DIY Halloween costume:
2 large squares of white felt (45″ x 45′ works well)
1 medium square of golden yellow felt (at least 12″ x 12″)
Needle and thread (or stapler)
1 pair red devil horns (available in costume shops)
Next, begin constructing your Sal Monella, The Deviled Egg, Halloween costume.
Place both squares of white felt on a large flat table, counter or surface. (The two felt pieces will be layered at this point.) Use sharp scissors to cut out a large, wavy egg-like shape (through both thicknesses).
Use a needle and thread or stapler to fasten the two egg white pieces together. (Try the Sal Monella, The Deviled Egg, costume on to determine placement of edge openings for head, arms and legs.)
Lay the egg Halloween costume flat. Use scissors to cut out a round egg yolk from the golden yellow felt square. Sew or glue the egg yolk onto the front of the large egg white costume background.
To make the egg costume even scarier, grab a thick red permanent marker, and write “Recalled” across the front of the outfit in big, bold letters.
Put on the Sal Monella, The Deviled Egg, costume. (Ideally, a matching solid top and pants will offset the egg costume best. Leggings and a long-sleeved tee shirt, or sweatpants and a sweatshirt, will work well.)
Add a pair of red plastic devil horns to top off the Sal Monella, The Deviled Egg, costume before heading out for haunting and trick or treating on Halloween.
Finally, make a “Hello, my name is … ” nametag, and label it “Sal Monella.” Trick or treat.
Note: In place of store-bought devil horns, a simple plastic headband with glued-on red felt horns will suffice.