Tootsie Roll Halloween Costume


My first Halloween out of college felt weird to me. I no longer had people to participate in group costumes with, I struggled finding time to look for/make a costume with work and other life events, and a huge snowstorm almost ruined my Halloween plans. Luckily, I came up with a cute idea for another DIY costume which was simple to make and got a lot of attention. Who doesn’t love tootsie rolls?

tootsie roll costume

Tootsie Roll Halloween Costume DIY

What You’ll Need:


1. Center the letters on your brown dress/top so they read “Tootsie Roll” sideways.

2. Iron the letters on carefully, making sure they are straight and even as you go.

3. Trim the white lace/fabric to fit around the top and bottom of your garment. This will be the outermost wrapper/ends of the candy. Hot glue or sew the lace onto the garment.

4. Repeat step 3 with the red ribbon/fabric right above and below the white lace for the red stripe on the tootsie roll wrapper.

I couldn’t find a brown tube top dress in October (go figure), so I wore a tight brown tank top, brown leggings and brown UGG boots for my base. I used a hot glue gun because it was easier and I found the lace and ribbon hard to sew since it was so delicate. For extra points, bring a bag of Tootsie Rolls with you to the party/bar!


tootsie roll halloween

Tim Tebow and I


halloween 2011

PeeWee Herman, Greek goddess, watermelon and Tootsie Roll


  1. I love this! I have to be honest, when I saw the title I was wondering what this would look like. But it’s SUPER cute!

  2. You are too cute! How fun are these photos, I’m still brainstorming ideas for dressing up my kids this year. I love that your friend dressed up like PeeWee Herman

  3. Rachel, you are way too adorable, Love this creative idea. You boyfriend probably couln’t wait to unwrap his cute candy gf 😀

  4. So cute! I really need to get on this whole “Halloween” thing before it’s too late! I’m always procrastinating (but now I’ve got some good ideas in my arsenal at least!)

  5. You literally make me never want to spend money on a Halloween costume again!! This is seriously adorable. Keep them coming!


  6. You are genius! Seriously, this is the cutest DIY costume ever. I am still trying to figure out what to be 🙁


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