Takes the Saying "You Are What You Eat" to a New Level and Offers Delicious Halloween Costume Ideas

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Company Presents Top Ten List of Do-It-Yourself Food Costumes for the 2010 Halloween Season is encouraging Halloween lovers to stand-out from the crowd this year, and create a costume that's low-cost, but good enough to eat. Since has spent the last 10 years getting to know food and diners alike, the company has used its culinary expertise and created a top ten list of inexpensive ideas for making some of this year's most delectable Halloween food costumes, adaptable for both adults and children.

1. Baked Potato- Lacking time and tools for an involved costume, but have a party you're itching to make an appearance at? Grab the aluminum foil! A baked potato is easy to fashion with some quick wrapping and a friend to help you spin.

2. Burrito -If you have plenty of aluminum foil, but looking for something a bit more formal, the baked potato costume moonlights as a burrito for fancy occasions. Slap on a sombrero to get a more dramatic effect.

3. Grapes - Balloons are a handy and budget-friendly accessory for multiple costume options. Sport a purple outfit and adhere purple balloons to your midsection for a grape costume that will make onlookers pucker.

4. Jelly Beans - Dig up multi-colored balloons from your little brother's last birthday party for jelly beans and drape a clear garbage bag over you to complete the sack-of-candy look… don't forget to a cut hole first, of course.

5. Deviled Egg - Get creative with a play-on-words. Grab last year's devil horns and wear a white outfit with a markered-on yellow yolk in the center.

6. Swedish Fish - People will yodel with awe if you sport pigtails and sassy knee-high red socks, finished off with a fish net draped around you. Check out the luau section at your local party store to get the fixings for this delicious costume and don't forget to dig up some clogs to complete the look.

7. Salt and Pepper - Have a partner or two children who want to dress as a duo? Salt and pepper is as simple as black and white jumpsuits. Give it a super hero feel by adding a large S or P to the chest so there's no mistaking these household seasonings.

8. Hot Chicken Wings - Be the hit of the party with this hot look. Wear a red sweat suit and pin feather boas to your arms. To take it over the top, cut out red and orange flames from construction paper and stick them all over.

9. French Fry - Tapping your inner fried foodie is easy. Just slap on a beret, tie a handkerchief around your neck and carry around some frying pans. If the frying pans are too heavy, make your own out of cardboard. Bonjour!

10. Cheese - Halloween is the only time you can get away with being cheesy. Slap on a foam cheesehead and if you feel up to it, wear all yellow and orange. Find a friend to dress up like a mouse and there will be no mistaking what delectable dairy dish you are.

To support all these budget-friendly costume ideas and many others, employees will be exercising their creativity and commitment to all things food on October 15th, 2010. Volunteering staff members will dress as their favorite food for a costume photo contest, hosted on Facebook. To vote for employee "U R What U Eat" contest entries, comment on your favorites or find even more mouth-watering costumes ideas, visit's Facebook fan page. In addition, the company will be running promotions throughout the month of October offering gift certificates at scary low prices. To take advantage of the savings, consumers should visit and join the free email list to receive notifications.

About is the trusted and valued source connecting restaurants and diners nationwide. The company offers savings at more than 15,000 restaurants nationwide with more than 33,000 daily gift certificate options. brings people together to relax, converse and enjoy well-prepared and -served meals at affordable prices. To date, customers have saved more than $500 million through the gift certificate program. has operated since 1999 and is based in Arlington Heights, Ill.


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