How to: Easy DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte Costume

How to: Easy DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte Costume
Photo: Christi Craig

Pumpkin Spice Lattes get more and more popular every fall, and the craze will not be be stopping anytime soon. So, obviously, I decided to be one for Halloween. Click through to find out how to make your own PSL costume!   


Photo: Christi Craig

I decided not to go with a literal interpretation of the iconic drink - I mean, who wants to walk around in a giant cardboard cup all night? So I went with a more comfortable, figurative, sort-of variation. And it was so easy to make!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Costume

Here's what you'll need for your costume:

- A cheap white dress (I got mine here)
- A white scarf
- Light brown knit fabric
- 8" strip of velcro
- Printed Starbucks logo
- Hot glue gun
- E6000 glue
- Cotton balls
- Headband
- A straw and a coffee cup top
- Scissors
- A Sharpie

Pumpkin Spice Latte Costume

Begin by sticking the straw halfway through the coffee cup top. Glue all around the straw on the underside of the top with E6000 glue. Make sure to do this in a well-ventilated area - this is strong stuff!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Costume

Once the glue has dried, clip off the excess straw piece underneath the top.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Costume

Put a line of E6000 glue around the lip of the top and begin gluing cotton balls to it... this represents the whipped cream on the PSL.

Next, cut out a printed Starbucks logo. You can easily find one by doing a quick image search on Google.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Costume

Cut a strip of light brown fabric that is the same length as the circumference of your waste and 8 inches tall. Glue or sew the velcro along the ends so you can wrap the fabric around your waist. Glue the paper logo to the center of the brown fabric and let it dry underneath a couple of books (so it dries flat).

Pumpkin Spice Latte Costume

Next, draw a rectangle on the hip or thigh area of the dress with a Sharpie and write "Drink" above it and "PSL" in a casual handwritten sort of script inside. 

I also made a little Starbucks bracelet by cutting out the word Starbucks and taping it to a cuff I already had. 

Photo: Christi Craig

And you're finished! I paired the outfit with black tights and ankle boots, and metallic coppery brown makeup. And you could even take the whole thing a step further by gluing some copper glitter onto the cotton balls to look like cinnamon.

Happy Halloween everyone!

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faith-towers on Oct 13, 2015:

Thanks Alicia! It was a fun one to make :)

alicia on Oct 13, 2015:

I LOVE this, Faith!

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