Tootsie Roll Halloween Costume
My first Halloween out of college felt weird to me. I no longer had people to participate in group costumes with, I struggled finding time to look for/make a costume with work and other life events, and a huge snowstorm almost ruined my Halloween plans. Luckily, I came up with a cute idea for another DIY costume which was simple to make and got a lot of attention. Who doesn’t love tootsie rolls?
Tootsie Roll Halloween Costume DIY
What You’ll Need:
- a brown dress or tube/tank top and leggings
- brown shoes (I wore my old UGGs to keep warm)
- a package of white iron-on letters (and an iron)
- 3-4 feet of 1-2 inch thick red ribbon
- 3-4 feet of 1-2 inch thick lace ribbon or white frilly fabric
- a hot glue gun OR a needle and thread
1. Center the letters on your brown dress/top so they read “Tootsie Roll” sideways.
2. Iron the letters on carefully, making sure they are straight and even as you go.
3. Trim the white lace/fabric to fit around the top and bottom of your garment. This will be the outermost wrapper/ends of the candy. Hot glue or sew the lace onto the garment.
4. Repeat step 3 with the red ribbon/fabric right above and below the white lace for the red stripe on the tootsie roll wrapper.
I couldn’t find a brown tube top dress in October (go figure), so I wore a tight brown tank top, brown leggings and brown UGG boots for my base. I used a hot glue gun because it was easier and I found the lace and ribbon hard to sew since it was so delicate. For extra points, bring a bag of Tootsie Rolls with you to the party/bar!
Tim Tebow and I
PeeWee Herman, Greek goddess, watermelon and Tootsie Roll
How cute and creative!! You’re very crafty!
so cute, love the watermelon too!
Thanks- she was so creative with that costume!
I love this! I have to be honest, when I saw the title I was wondering what this would look like. But it’s SUPER cute!
haha it’s a pretty random, costume, but my love of chocolate just had to be honored!
Such a cute idea! I like the watermelon too!
Thanks- the watermelon was genius!
Such a cute tootsie roll!
Aw thanks Ashley
Omg, how cute is this!? Love it!
You are too cute! How fun are these photos, I’m still brainstorming ideas for dressing up my kids this year. I love that your friend dressed up like PeeWee Herman
Aw thanks Jenee. Can’t wait to see your kid’s costumes!
You are the cutest!!! You made a Tootsie Roll look beautiful! I would have looked like a big brown blob, hehe. I love it!!!! Great idea!
Aw thank you! I think I’m getting a little old to be dressing up as candy, but hey- it’s one day a year !
cute costume rachel!! and you are right who doesn’t love tootsie rolls!
I’ve never met anyone 🙂
This is so creative and adorable! I love it!
Thank you Sharon!
You are so adorable!!!! This is a great costume idea!
Aw thank you!
Rachel, you are way too adorable, Love this creative idea. You boyfriend probably couln’t wait to unwrap his cute candy gf 😀
Aw thank you so much! Sadly, this Halloween my bf and I spent apart since we had separate plans but this year we are spending it together!
This is SO SO SO CUTE! You have the best costumes ever! 🙂
Ah thank you so much Rachel!
cute idea for a costume! I felt the same about my first Halloween out of college (4 halloweens ago…eeek), but it is still fun to dress up
I think I have a few years left of dressing up before it’s not acceptable. Actually, it’s always acceptable in my book!
Super cute! Love your creativity 🙂
So cute! I really need to get on this whole “Halloween” thing before it’s too late! I’m always procrastinating (but now I’ve got some good ideas in my arsenal at least!)
I still haven’t figured mine out for this year yet, so I’m in the same boat! T
Haha, how cute! Great idea!
I’m loving your costume ideas! I hate spending a lot on a costume when you can only wear it once!
Same Kacie! Making my costume is always cheaper- and more fun!
So cute! Love this idea!
So cute! Love this idea!
Haha, aww love the idea!!!
I love that idea too!
You literally make me never want to spend money on a Halloween costume again!! This is seriously adorable. Keep them coming!
Thank you! I have a few more up my sleeve 🙂
Rach this is TOO cute for words!!! And I also LOVE your friend as a watermelon!!
If you do, let me know!
aw thanks Courtney!
You are genius! Seriously, this is the cutest DIY costume ever. I am still trying to figure out what to be 🙁
Thanks Steph! I’m still debating mine, too.
This is such a cute idea! I need to be more creative with my costumes!
I’m happy to have inspired you!