Costume Advice Anyone?…Scary Cake Eyeballs

by mykitchenchaos | posted on: October 12th, 2015 |  8 Comments

Right around the age of six it seems that Halloween costumes make the not so gentle transition from super cute to super slutty. I mean, one minute my kid’s wearing this:

*This is not my kid but you get the point.

…and the next minute she’s begging for this:

Available in sizes 6x to adult.

Um. Really? NOT. Over my dead body are you wearing that.

Come to think of it, I think this one still fits:

If I cut two holes in the bottom you can totally still wear this. So what if you’re ten? It’s retro!

So now I have Costco to thank for the premature boobs (*See previous post if you’d like to join me in my plight) and Party City to thank for the premature skank. What other retailers can I add to my class action law suit?

Not to sound like an old fart, but what happened to making your own Halloween costumes? You know, getting all cute with a few friends and wrapping poster board in various colors to become a box of Crayola crayons or a six pack of Coca Cola? Where’s the imagination? Where’s the creativity? Where’s the $5 Halloween costume instead of the $30 one??!! And while we’re at it, what the hell is this that everyone seems to be wearing?

I’ve never heard of a Candy Corn Witch.

I’m not buying it (literally and figuratively). Show me the script from the Broadway production of ‘Candy Corn Witch’ and I’ll buy your $40 costume but until then, nope.

Man, I’m mean. I’m so mean I’m the wicked witch of the South with no costume. I’m going to make my kid make her own costume this year (unless I cave last minute, which is a possibility). But I’m trying to stick to my guns on this one. I mean, she could be one of the numerous role models for girls. Like maybe cute little Lindsay Lohan:

Oooh, maybe not.

Okay, what about Hannah Montana? She’s still in, isn’t she?

Cut your hair like this and you’re out.

WRONG.  Hmmm…the Candy Corn witch costume isn’t look so bad right now. Neither is this:

Complete with fishnet tights to give your eight-year-old that authentic “Ho” look!

Maybe I’ll just spend the $40.



Now here’s something we can all agree on. Snacks. We made these Halloween Cake Eyeballs as a trial and they came out great. Used a pumpkin for display and the whole getup only cost $8. Now that’s what I’m talking about! Cheap, not too slutty and homemade!

Scary Cake Eyeballs


  • 1 box cake mix (any flavor)
  • 1 container frosting (same flavor as cake mix)
  • 2 tubes icing (red and blue gels)
  • 1 package white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 stick butter (for melting with chips)
  • mini chocolate chips (for center of eye)
  • wax paper
  • long sticks
  • pumpkin


  1. Cook cake according to directions.
  2. Cool completely.
  3. Mix frosting with cake mix until all combined (this is really fun to do with little kids who want to get messy).
  4. Make little balls from mixture.
  5. Melt white chocolate chips with butter in double boiler or microwave for 30-40 second increments (repeat if using microwave).
  6. Dunk balls into melted chocolate chips.
  7. Add chocolate chip for eye center when still hot and then allow to cool on wax paper.
  8. Spear balls with sticks and put into pumpkin.
  9. Decorate with gels.


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8 Responses

  1. Joeline says:

    You crack me up !

  2. Laura says:

    Adina- I feel your pain! Mia wants to be a devil, and in our search for (size 6) Devil costume, we discovered a costume that included torn fishnet stockings and a removable nose ring! (SERIOUSLY?)
    Will try this recipe as something fun to do over the weekend.
    My Kitchen Chaos rocks! Look forward to every posting!

  3. Allison Levo says:

    This is hilarious. My daughter totally wants that candy corn witch and I had no idea what it was!!! Love the cake ball recipe!

  4. Mitzi says:

    The costume we all fought over when we were kids was a full body suit red devil costume (it was warm!) and a Charlie Brown ghost (sheet with black holes drawn all over.) The devil is easy, red leggings, red turtleneck or a red union suit and then the horns and a handmade tail. I still insist my kids make theirs or I make one for them. We had a Plants vs Zombies daisy one year, Dead Mime another. I bought some very expensive Disney Incredible’s costumes one year, those are still fun. I suggest you get an idea then hit the thrift shops. My daughter found an exquisite pale blue ball gown for $10. that looks just like Cinderella! I don’t even look at the costumes in stores except to get an idea of what to make.

    • mykitchenchaos says:

      I will try. I’m not much in terms of a seamstress but anything to make my point…maybe they’ll come up with something on their own. Love the Dead Mime!

  5. Kelly McCluskey says:

    This is hysterical just like every other post! I can totally relate because I’m dealing with the inappropriate costume requests of my daughter and then the eyeball recipe is perfect for my seven-year-old birthday party for my son this weekend! Thanks so much for the laughs and the good ideas!

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