Most of y’all know that I heart Halloween, specifically DIY Halloween costumes! We’ve crafted up some elaborate costumes in our day, but with 2 little ones under 3, the easier the better! This year’s last minute costume scramble started with a Pinterest search on Friday afternoon. I saw this this pin, and was sold on the DIY Oreo costume idea. Andy loves Oreos and cardboard costumes are inexpensive and easy! We added the milk headbands just a few hours before the big party, because the more ridiculous, the better.
Here’s what you need to make a double stuffed Oreo costumes:
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- 2 Sheets of black poster board
- 2 Large Pieces of cardboard
- Black paint pen
- Yarn or string
- Milk carton
- XACTO knife
- Cutting board
- Hot glue gun
- Empty milk carton
- Plastic headbands
How to make Oreo costumes
1. Cut out the biggest circle your peice of poster board will allow. To do this I tied a string to a pencil and drew a large circle on one peice of poster board.
2. Use scissors to cut out the circle. Then, use that circle as a stencil to cut the second poster board into the same sized circle.
3. Once you have 2 large circles cut out of poster-board, use scissors to make a scallop edge around both black circles.
4. My big dilemma was should I use a silver paint pen or a black one? I finally decided on black since that mimics a real Oreo best, but a silver one would 100% show up better in pictures. I free handed the Oreo markings. By no means are they perfect, and my Oreo’s are not identical. Don’t stress, you can do this! I started with the outside ovals. I did one oval per scallop, and worked my way to the center of the Oreo.
5. The Oreo markings are the most time intensive part, so pat yourself on the back now that you’re done with that! I used a cardboard box from the garage and cut a circle slightly smaller than my Oreo. The goal is to have the black poster board be slightly bigger so that you don’t see the cardboard. I use an XACTO knife to cut the smaller cardboard circle out. Then use the XACTO knife to cut 2 holes about 7 inches apart in the top of the cardboard circle. This is how you will attach the string and wear your glorious Oreo around your neck.
How to make milk jug headbands
The milk headbands are super simple! For Andy’s headband, I literally emptied our milk jug into a pitcher, rinsed out the milk jug and hot glued it to a plastic headband I had in my Halloween box. I actually had to rip a DIY coke tab off of the headband, ha! The milk jug headband was to top heavy for my head, but worked for Andy’s big noggin.
I did the same thing with my headband except that I used a smaller milk container and then stuck my ponytail though the container. I also added a peice of white paper to mimic milk. So fancy. We tried to use white hair spray paint to make our hair white, but even after 2 cans on each head, our hair was grey at best.
The Oreo cookie details showed up better depending on the light. It worked really well at the party with the black light! How about that glowing milk?
If you need an easy last minute Halloween costume, double stuffed Oreos are a winner. Just grab your black poster boards and milk cartons at the grocery store and wear all white! Here are 19 more last minute adult costume ideas!