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How to Make a Giant Cookie & Glass of Milk Costume

Updated April 17, 2017

You don't have to be a kid to love cookies and milk. Show your affection for your favourite snack by dressing as a big glass of milk and cookies for trick or treat or a costume party. You can find everything you need at home to make a simple costume. Push the boat out a little more and you can create a contender for "best costume" award. You just might want to hand out cards that say "no dunking allowed."

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  1. Hold two bath towels together vertically and match the corners. Pin the towels together at both top corners with safety pins to create a neck hole.

  2. Put the towels over your head with one towel in front and one in back. Reposition the safety pins if necessary so the towels will rest on your shoulders without falling off.

  3. Pin the towels together about one-third of the way down on each side to create arm holes.

  4. Buy a round foam rubber pillow form at a fabric or craft store.

  5. Paint or colour the foam rubber tan, if it is white, to resemble a baked cookie. Draw brown chocolate chips all over the cookie with a magic marker.

  6. Cut two slits through the top and near the sides of the foam. Insert the ends of the ribbon through the slits. Place the hat on top of your head and tie the ribbon under your chin.

  7. Tip

    Use an old pillowcase instead of towels for a child's costume: Cut out a neck hole and two armholes to make the glass of milk. Make cardboard cookies instead of foam and carry or pin to your costume.


    If you are making a child's costume, make sure it will allow the child to move freely without tripping.

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Things You'll Need

  • Old white pillow case or two white bath towels
  • Cardboard or foam pillow
  • 900 cm/1 yard of wide ribbon
  • Crayons, magic markers or acrylic paint
  • Scissors
  • Safety pins

About the Author

Donna Eigen

Donna Eigen has written, produced and managed communication programs for global, government, university and nonprofit organizations since 1980. Eigen has taught graduate business communication and is a certified facilitator in work force diversity, leadership, team building and effective presentations. She has a Master of Arts in communication and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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