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DIY Burger Costume


DIY Burger Costume

AND LET HALLOWEEN 2015 COMMENCE! My all. time. FAVORITE. holiday of the year has arrived and along with it comes our annual Studio DIY In Costume series. You can check out all of our past costumes here and the hashtag here to see all the reader versions. There’s hundreds! We have such a blast coming up with new costumes every year and THIS year, we’ve taken it up a notch to bring you even MORE than we ever thought possible! There’s plenty of food ones, per our usual theme, but also some other pretty freaking awesome ones thrown in. So are you ready!?

We couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the season than with a DIY burger costume!!!!! Last year we made a burger pumpkin, and it only seemed necessary to make a matching costume this go around. The best part is, you basically can transform any nude dress into this costume with just an EASY DIY belt and some felt! Holy smokes. Let’s make it!!!

DIY Burger Costume
DIY Burger Costume

DIY Burger Costume

Tan Dress
3″ Wide Brown Elastic (Bought ours at a local craft store, but you could also use this elastic belt and turn the buckle to the back!)
White Seeds
Felt in Yellow, Red and Green
Hot Glue Gun

DIY Burger Costume DIY Burger Costume
DIY Burger Costume DIY Burger Costume
DIY Burger Costume DIY Burger Costume

1. From felt, cut out: four or five scalloped strips of green, four triangles of yellow, three half circles of red and several dozen white seeds.
2. Lay out the white seeds all over the shirt (or top half of the dress) and get in them in a pattern you like. Then hot glue each one (you just need a small dot of hot glue on each!) to the top. I covered both the front and the back of mine.
3. If you’re using elastic (instead of a premade belt), measure the elastic around your waist and cut it to size, with about 1″ extra for velcro-ing. Hot glue the four yellow “cheese” triangles evenly spaced along the belt.
4. Next add the lettuce! Starting in the center, run a short line of hot glue and then attach the straight edge of your lettuce pieces, gathering them as you glue to give a ruffled look.
5. Glue the tomato slices on top of the lettuce.
6. Lastly cut two pieces of velcro to be the same width as your elastic and hot glue one to the front of one edge and the other to the back of the other edge. Done!

DIY Burger Costume
DIY Burger Costume 
DIY Burger Costume

Photos by Jeff Mindell

Tomorrow we’ve got a pretty bangin’ costume that would go QUITE well with this one. HINT HINT! Jeff declared it “the best Studio DIY costume in all four years”! DUN DUN DUNNN!

If you make a Studio DIY costume, share it on Instagram with #studiodiyincostume to be featured here on the blog (and for a chance at some other cool surprises we have in store!)!!


  • Kathleen

    This. is. awesome. – I absolutely love the simplicity of it!! I’m not a fan of dressing up (although I love seeing all those costumes) but this is a costume that even I might wear!

    • Kelly

      Thanks Kathleen! It’s just so easy to make, totally perfect for converting non-dresser-uppers! Ha!

  • Kristina B

    GURRRRL no you di’int!!! Ha! I love this! I can’t wait to see more!

  • brittni

    Love this costume, Kel!!! Anything that involves a burger and fries is alright with me. 🙂

  • Trina

    I love this series! The costumes you come up with are so cute and creative! Your pineapple and strawberry ones are two of my favorites. Keep them coming! 🙂

  • Monique | WritingMonique

    Ah! Your costumes are back! YAY! I always love what you come up with. This one is amazing!

  • Liz

    I live in a country that celebrate Halloween the minimalist way possible, very unfortunate :-(, but this costume is definitely in our range to celebrate Halloween in this neighbor! It’s simple, chic and adorable. I’m totally going to be hamburger this year!

  • Melissa @deloom

    This is the cutest costume ever! I’m going to have to recreate… Thank you for the inspiration! xo

  • Hannah

    I think this is such an awesome costume idea! i really like the cropped sweatshirt top you are wearing as the bun. I’m curious if you have any suggestions of where I could find one like it that would match the tan shift dress i bought from your site?

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