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You'll be hearing from the staff at Food52 in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.

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We've been talking a lot about what we're planning on cooking and eating and handing out to trick-or-treaters next week. But we haven't talked too much about what we'll be wearing. Planning out a Halloween costume is almost as fun as eating an entire bowl of candy and writing it off as a seasonal obligation, especially when that costume is food-related. So this week, we asked our team:

If you could dress up as one food for Halloween, what would it be?

Would you go all out with a hotdog costume, or plan something a little more esoteric? Tell us in the comments!

Merrill: I'd love to dress up as a big wedge of Brie. Brie is so hot right now.

Gabriella: I've done a pretty good job of keeping my costumes food-centric for the past few years -- I was Cookie Monster last year, and this year I'm being the Utz girl. As far as actual food products go, I'd probably be a burrito or a sushi roll. Or a sexy ear of corn. I just love Halloween so much. 

Lindsay-Jean: I have no idea. I'm just going to wait for all clever food costume ideas to roll in so I can copy one of them and compete with my red-headed husband who will be wearing a bunch of bread loaves this Halloween. (Get it? A gingerbread man...) 

Pullman Loaves on Food52  Bread on Food52

Lisa: I'd go as an orange. The color is festive, and dressing as as an enormous sphere allows for maximum candy consumption without the pesky eating constraints of tight costumes. 

Lauren L:  I was a pineapple once but I made the costume myself and basically looked like big bird. I'd rather be a piece of ikura for my next food costume.

Amanda: I was once a bunch of grapes, but my grape balloons kept popping so I ended up being a bunch of raisins.


Merrill: We should have gone together -- grapes and Brie!

Hannah: Never going to be able to top Amanda's. Game over.

Elana: I was a Kosher Pig last year, maybe a clam this year?

Posie: Well, I wish I had a tiny chubby baby so I could dress them as this

Popcorn on FFood52

Allen: So I can't say I have any great ones of my own. But my cousin Emily did make an amazing popcorn costume for her son!

Maddy: I'm not much for dressing up, but my seafood-loving kitties had better get excited about wearing this. We'll have one 7-pounder and one 14-pounder.

Stephanie: My initial thought was a chocolate chip cookie. However, after thinking about it, I think I have to go pierogi. I think pierogi would be funnier -- plus they're one of my favorite foods. 

Kristen: Does this count?

Kristen: I'm going to answer my own question: it doesn't.

Lablabi on Food52

MarianI'm going to dress up as Bob Loblaw eating Lablabi.

Tell us: What food-related costume would you choose? Or are you forever loyal to your sexy orthodontist getup?

Photos by James Ransom 

Tags: too many cooks, halloween, candy

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