The Try Guys know it.
The Plastics know it.
Anyone who doesn’t live under a rock knows it. When it comes to Halloween, sexy costumes are the name of the game, especially if you’re a college student.
But what if you’re a hot dog? Anna and Gabriella of Lucky Peach were only saying they wanted to hot-dog-ify the Disney Princesses. But actually, they were just gearing up to slip them into something sexy for Halloween. To help Lucky Peach out, we took it upon ourselves to get these hot dogs Halloween ready. Maybe these hot dogs will provide some inspiration for your Halloween attire. Let your inner Plastic out.
Channeling our inner Regina George, we got this hot dog ready for a night of fun by oh-so-carefully cutting a slice of white cheddar into a leotard and a pair of ears.That slimming yet curve-enhancing belt was provided by a swipe of barbecue sauce. If you’re hoping to do the same, try to track down a squeeze bottle, or prepare for a more patient application with a fork or toothpick.
We crafted this Halloween classic from a slice of tomato and some roasted red pepper strips. Heat things up by carving the horns and arranging a pitchfork out of roasted red peppers (raw peppers should work too). Update this timeless look with a more modern tomato slice crop top and A-line skirt. Hot dog or hot damn?
Grab a slice of pizza. Poke a hole through it. Stick the hot dog through the hole. No inappropriate jokes please.
Carve out a seriously curvaceous and revealing dress for this hot dog from a slice of white cheddar. Just for medical health safety reasons, give the hot dog a ketchup apron and cut a tiny white cheddar cross. Top off this hot dog with a white cheddar hat and a tiny ketchup cross.
Cut out a skirt and crop top from a purple leafy vegetable. We fished our veggie from the dining hall mesclun. We only had a knife accessible but scissors would definitely help in creating this outfit. For the signature hat, we used a raw onion ring as the brim and cut a triangle from the purple mesclun. Finish it off with a broccoli broom.
We think these hot dogs look mighty fine, considering we did assemble them in a college dining hall. You probably won’t be assembling your look out of cafeteria food, but wherever your costume comes from, remember that the key to pulling it off is confidence.
This hot dog squad doesn’t need anyone’s approval—while they may not be 100% vegetarian, they’re certainly not just pieces of meat. Empower yourself this Halloween by wearing what makes YOU happy and comfortable.