If you’re looking for a unique couples costume, and just so happen to be a fan of French pastries, this duo costume is for you! Make a French chef costume and a croquembouche costume to pair with it!
Have a child? Add a tiny French macaron costume for the cutest trio costumes!
How To Make a French Chef Costume
- Purchase an inexpensive chef’s jacket at a local restaurant supply store.
- Add a chef’s hat.
- To red fabric around your neck.
- Draw a classic mustache on with face paint.
How To Make a Croquembouche Costume
- Order a hoop skirt on Amazon and chop off the bottom layer.
- I picked up a pack of brown-colored coffee filters and some white tissue paper.
- Make “puffs” by balling up a sheet of tissue paper, wrapping it in a coffee filter and hot gluing it in rows to the costume. It took about 100 overall.
- Safety pin on ribbon as straps.
- For the headpiece, glue another puff along with a paper flower to a headband.
- Put your hair in a sock-bun and wore a nude dress underneath and wedges. Voila!
This French chef costume could be paired with all sorts of French pastry costumes, but the croquembouche makes quite a unique statement!
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Kelly! You nailed it on the costumes this year (as always I’m sure). I can’t believe the puffs on your dress are coffee filters. Awesome!
This is GREAT! And Bella’s costume is just fabulous!
Mandy H. says
You’re costumes are sooo awesome! Fantastique!
Lexy | The Proper Pinwheel says
This is the BEST thing I’ve ever seen! I love it. How adorable are you! I was wondering what the puffs were made out of. Coffee filters. Genius!
You’ve convinced me; Tagg is going to be a pinata this year…
You better post pictures if Tagg is a piñata, too!
Absolutely love it! You make an adorable croquembouche! And your pup, Bella, such a cute idea to be a pinata!
OUT OF THE PARK, Kelly! These are awesome. AWESOME! I need to dress one of my kids as a piñata next year. SO GOOD!
What a great costume and definitely unique!!! It fits both of you very well!
I love the pinata outfit a lot!!!
Just made a pinata for UN Day at my son’s school…it would have been a great mascot for their group ~ South America. I wished I continued on with the fringes and made our chi go…so cute!!!!
Will definitely aim for this next year!
How fun! Yes the costume would have been perfect and hilarious! Like you said, there’s always next year! =)
icing designs says
oh my gosh quite possibly the BEST costumes EVER!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
Stephanie@Henry Happened says
now this is an original idea! I love it to pieces, and your puppy looks adorable 🙂
This is amazing!! You have totally inspired my husband and I for costumes for a “come as your favorite French anything” party. I have been dying the coffee filters so they look like pastel macarons (so pretty! I’m matching these colors: http://pinterest.com/pin/277604764502719927/). I’ve sewn a lavender ribbon to the top and bottom edge and for straps. I’m just about to put them onto the Amazon hoop skirt but wondering if sewing or glue gun is better. I see that you glue gunned them…did you use a low setting on gun so the fabric skirt and paper balls didn’t melt? And please tell me – did they stay on well for the party?!
This is the most exciting thing I’ve ever heard! Please oh please take pictures and send them to me!!! I did not use a low setting on my hot glue gun and it worked just fine for me. If you are concerned, I would just test one (near the bottom of the back) and see what happens, but mine glued on just fine and stayed really, really well. I pretty much use hot glue for everything! Just use a plentiful amount of glue and try to keep your hands out of the way so you don’t get burned. I hope that helps!!
Amy Larkin says
*squeal!!!* This is by far the best couples Halloween costume I’ve ever seen!! That dress would have been so fun to make.
Wow – excellent costumes – very unique!
In case you (or any of your readers) are interested, there is a creative costume contest at http://www.halloweenhero.com/costume-contest-2013.html and the grand prize is $250. You are allowed to enter multiple times, as long as each entry is unique.
Keep the great ideas coming – it’s almost Halloween!
I absolutely LOVE this costume idea! In fact, I love it so much that my husband and I are going to try to make it for our costume party next week. Just one question… I tried to buy the hoop skirt you referenced here, but it was sold out. So I bought one that is fairly similar. Problem is, it’s not a full dress–It’s just a skirt. Sounds silly, but did you attach the puffs directly to the hoop skirt (assuming yours was a full length “dress”), or was the top made of something else? Thanks for sharing your creativity!!
Maggie Nguyen says
Love this idea! I used it for my halloween costume this year, I made it into a skirt instead of a dress so I could wear it outdoor without freezing to death(http://roguexgirl.com/?p=1993). Thanks for the cool idea & instructions!
I LOVE the piñata idea. My baby’s name is Bella too. If you don’t mind me asking do you use the streamer type of paper? Did you cut each piece into separate pieces or just a long piece that you fringed before gluing? Thank you!