Food and Drink

The Best Food and Drink-Inspired Halloween Costumes for 2022

DIY butter boards, a corn cob, and the judges of the Great British Baking Show are among our favorite ideas.

Design by Maitane Romagosa for Thrillist
Design by Maitane Romagosa for Thrillist
Design by Maitane Romagosa for Thrillist

Food-themed Halloween costumes are always present: there’s the classic pumpkin, inflated purple balloons that resemble grapes, candy corn pyramids, and wavy strips of bacon. Although those are evergreen, we wanted to put together a list of 2022 costumes that really touch upon what’s happened in the food world this year. Here are food and drink-inspired Halloween costumes that are current-perfect for a 2022 Halloween costume party.

The Bear

FX series The Bear inspired a series of hot takes both about the struggles and dysfunction working in restaurant kitchens and why line cooks are hot, especially when drinking out of quart containers. Either way, dressing up as the characters from this hit show will be easy: all you really need is a white tee, blue apron, an amazing head of hair for Carmy, and a bandana for Sydney.


If the corn kid theme song did not earworm its way into your heart, perhaps it can invade your Halloween. We are fully expecting a slew of corn cob costumes this year, where guests can shout, “It’s corn!” at you when you arrive to the party. And if you have no idea what we’re talking about, just watch this.

Butter Board

This is the only year-and really only month-where you can pull off a butter board Halloween costume. The viral TikTok food trend, which is just a board of softened butter crowned with an array of toppings like maldon salt, fruits, and honey, could be easily turned into a DIY costume. All you need is a piece of cardboard cut into your desired board shape with yellow-tinted cotton balls that can resemble butter. From there, feel free to glue on fake figs, glitter for salt, or rose petals to level your butter board costume up.


2022 really does feel like the year of the mushroom. Mushroom recipes are as prevalent as ever and foraging accounts have taken over TikTok with their informative videos and serene settings. Even at Thrillist, we’ve devoted an entire section of our content to what we’re calling the “Mighty Mushroom.” What better way to celebrate our fungi than by dressing up as one in costume? All that’s really needed is a DIY toadstool felt cap. From there, a simple white outfit will do to replicate the stem.

Paul Hollywood & Prue Leith

The Great British Baking Show returned to Netflix a couple of weeks ago and with it we’ve become enamoured once again with Paul Hollywood’s watchful eyes and scarce handshakes and Prue’s colourful outfits and love of booze. The show’s return marks the perfect occasion for a fun couple’s costume-all you really need is a button down and frosty tips for Paul and a colourful frock and cat eye glasses for Prue. If you wanted to do a group costume, Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas have memorable looks, as well.

Franzia Boxed Wine

A box of Franzia Wine has been a well-loved DIY costume for years. Who isn’t stoked to see someone carrying and distributing a bag of wine at their Halloween party? Last year, however, Franzia made it official with their own boxed wine costume. No longer do you have to fiddle with duct tape and cardboard cutouts-you can just buy Franzia’s version here. You’ll still be everyone’s favourite person to run into at the party.

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Food and Drink

Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

Get your early dose of festive cheer.

Red Rooster Christmas in July
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The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.

From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.

Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.

Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.

Terms and conditions apply. Visit Red Rooster’s Christmas in July to see all the deals.


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