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Madd Chef Halloween Costume: Mastering the Art of Spooky Cooking by Jesse Bluma

Madd Chef Halloween Costume

This is me at a Halloween party costume contest.  I have always gotten into the spirit of Halloween.  It is fun creating haunted houses for trick-or-treaters and cooking up some ghoulish dishes.  One recommendation is to always make your own costume or elements of it.  The more you get into designing that vampire costume or alien from another planet look, the more you will enjoy the holiday and make your costume stand out.

Update:  Thank you to Broadway In Chicago for featuring my Halloween Costume on their site.  How fun is that.  This was in conjunction with their show To Master the Art by William Brown and Doug Frew.  "A play that recalls the adventure & romance of Julia and Paul Child's journey of culinary discover in 1950's Paris."

Madd Chef Costume Materials

- Chef hat

- Black cooking apron or chef's shirt

- Black oven mit

- Flip-Up Whisks or other kitchen tools:  Hand draw five to seven whisks or another kitchen tool on folded card stock paper, cut out the whisks leaving one edge attached to allow for it to be flipped open.  Type spooky sayings and phrases, then glue on inside portion of each whisk.  This makes for an interactive costume and conversation starter, other party guests will enjoy flipping up each whisk card to see what is inside.  Laminate these kitchen tool print out to prevent the paper from curling.  Be sure to use thick card stock.  

- Spiders:  Hand draw or purchase three card stock black spiders, approximately 3"x5".

- Glow in the dark paint:  Use a cotton swab to dab two eyes onto each spider.  Allow paint to dry.

- No Sew Hemming Tape:  Use to attach each whisk and spider to the apron or chef shirt.

- Black jack-o'-lanterns:  Print out on black paper or use a jack-o'-lantern paper punch to create nine or ten jack-o'-lanterns, approximately 1"x1".  Then use white glue to attach to the rim of the chef hat.


- Photo album 

- Black card stock:  Measure and cut to cover the photo album, using craft spray adhesive to affix.

- Click to download The Madd Chef's Cookbook label. (Print out the label on card stock, trim to fit, then use craft adhesive to affix to the front of the photo album that is covered with black card stock.)

- Skeleton head and arm:  Cut out a paper skeleton head and arm, you may print these on card stock or find specialty Halloween paper.  Fold a piece of card stock into a 1"x1" 3D rectangle box.  Glue the 3D rectangle box where you wish to place the skeleton head on the front of the cookbook.  Allow for the adhesive to dry.  Then glue the skeleton head on top of the rectangle box, this will allow the head to pop off the cookbook.  Then glue the skeleton arm to the front cover of the cookbook.  Then cover with Halloween cobwebs.

* Several options exist for inside the photo album.  You may wish to place a small bag of Halloween candy inside and share or a small Halloween bag to collect candy.  You may also wish to create a pop-up spider inside to scare up some laughs.  Or some real recipes inside.  Be creative.  I glued a box to the inside and filled it with cookies.


- Cake flour:  Add a dab of cake flour or baby powder to the face for a real effect.

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