How to Make a Fried Egg Costume

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How to Make a Fried Egg Costume
Fried eggs make for whimsical costumes. (Fried egg image by Marek Kosmal from

If you're looking for a costume that is more fun than frightening, a fried egg costume is a whimsical choice. Fried egg costumes also work well when paired with partners dressed as retro diner waitresses, bottles of ketchup or salt shakers. You can adjust this costume to fit a wearer of any size, from kids to adults. It is also inexpensive, since you can simply wear the fried egg over a black top and trousers you already have in your closet. Carry complementary accessories taken straight from your kitchen, like a frying pan or spatula.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Measuring tape
  • 1-inch-thick white foam (measurements depend on size of costumier wearer)
  • Marker
  • Electric or serrated knife
  • Scissors
  • 12-inch square yellow felt
  • Craft glue
  • Two 2 to 3-inch pieces self-adhesive Velcro
  • 1 yard of 1 1/2-inch wide grosgrain ribbon

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  1. 1

    Measure the distance from your chin to knees. This is the length of white foam to purchase. The width of the foam should be 24 to 36 inches. It should be wide enough to extend beyond your body on each side.

  2. 2

    Draw a fried egg-white shape on the foam with a marker. Don't worry about creating a perfect circle, since most egg whites take an imperfect, free-form shape. Look at photos of fried eggs online for inspiration.

  3. 3

    Cut the egg white out using an electric or serrated knife.

  4. 4

    Draw a circle onto the yellow felt to create the yolk. You can use a large bowl or plate as a guide. Cut the circle out with scissors.

  5. 5

    Glue the yellow felt yolk to the centre of the foam egg white with craft glue. Let it dry.

  6. 6

    Attach the ribbon diagonally across the back of the fried egg by sticking a piece of Velcro to each end of the ribbon and foam to create a shoulder strap. Your fried egg costume is complete.

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