- White foam board
- Craft knife
- Paint brushes (1.5")
- Anita's All Purpose Acrylic "Canary Yellow"
- Anita's All Purpose Acrylic "Green Pop"
- Anita's All Purpose Acrylic "Christmas Green"
- Folkart Acrylic "Sap Green"
This costume is incredibly easy and (dare I say) fool-proof! If you make a mistake, you can fix it with some more paint! And since the perfect avocado is hard to find, don't worry if your edges are a little uneven; it adds character!
First, draw or trace the shape of an avocado on the foam board with a pencil. After you get the shape/size you want, draw an oval in the middle for the pit. Make sure it’s the right size to let your bump poke through.
Use the craft knife to cut out the avocado and pit.
The perfect green was impossible to find, so I mixed Canary Yellow and Green Pop to create more of the green-yellow I needed. Cover the entire cut-out with this color. I could've added more yellow to this, but I'm only 19 weeks so my own little avocado isn't ripe quite yet.
Note: don't forget to paint the edges where you used the knife; otherwise they'll be white and obvious against your clothing. Let dry.
Outline the outer edges of the avocado with Christmas Green. Don’t stress if the brush strokes look a little messy; you can fix that later with blending. Let dry.
Use the darkest green (Sap Green) to work on the outermost edges. I started by painting in an up-and-down motion, but with the movement of the bristles, I realized it was easier to paint from the side to make the lines just a little more uniform (pictured).
Mix the Christmas Green with Green Pop and Canary Yellow for blending. This will help soften the lines to look a little more natural. Let dry.
Next, use Canary Yellow and Green Pop to go around the innermost portion of the avocado and blend the newest lines you created using the Canary Yellow, Green Pop, and Christmas Green mix. Let dry.
There you have it! If you don't want to hold the avocado up to your belly all night, you can easily add a string to the back so it can hang around your neck. If you're looking for a family costume, your partner can be a piece of toast, and your toddler can be an egg or whatever your favorite topping is for avocado toast.
Need more Halloween Costume Pinspiration? Check out our Halloween Ideas board on Pinterest.