How to Make a Ketchup Bottle Costume

Written by kelly sundstrom | 13/05/2017
How to Make a Ketchup Bottle Costume
Ketchup costumes are humorous and easy to make. (ketchup and mustard image by Ellanorah from

Instead of a scary costume, go trick or treating this Halloween in a humorous outfit. A funny costume that is easy to put together a replica of a ketchup bottle. Your friends and family can complement your ketchup bottle outfit with a hot dog, mustard bottle or french fries costume. Appropriate for all ages, a ketchup bottle costume can be put together easily at the last minute using supplies you probably already have at home.

Cut out the bottom of a laundry hamper.

Wrap a piece of cardboard around the hamper and cut off any excess.

Glue the cardboard around the hamper using hot glue. Allow the glue to cool completely.

Cut out arm holes from the cardboard near the top of the structure.

Cover the entire structure with craft glue using a paintbrush.

Wrap a red plastic tablecloth around the structure, smoothing out any wrinkles. Cut out the arm holes from the red tablecloth. Allow the glue to dry completely. This will be the body of the ketchup bottle.

Cut out an oval from white poster board. Glue the oval to the front of the structure using hot glue. Allow the glue to cool completely. This will be the label on the ketchup bottle.

Wrap a large piece of white poster board around the top of the structure. The dimensions should be approximately 24 inches long by 18 inches high. Pull the bottom edge slightly tighter, creating a taper. Cut off the excess.

Hot glue the tapered poster board to the top of the cardboard. Allow the glue to cool completely. This will be where your head will go.

Cover the tapered white poster board with craft glue. Wrap the tapered poster board with a piece of red plastic tablecloth, leaving around 4 inches white at the top of it to resemble a cap.

Cut out a hole from the front of the tapered section for your face.

Paint the word "ketchup" onto the white oval. Once dry, you can wear a long-sleeved, red T-shirt, and can slip the costume over your head.

Things you need

  • Cardboard
  • Laundry hamper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Red tablecloth
  • White poster board
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Long-sleeved red T-shirt
  • Box cutter
  • Scissors

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