Handmade Halloween: Spaghetti and Meatballs Costume Tutorial from Simple Simon and Co

Hi!  I’m liZ (one of the two Elizabeth’s) over at Simple Simon and Company.
And I’m so happy to be over here with Marissa for her Handmade Halloween series.
I just love Halloween.  And so do my kids.
Every year they spend weeks brainstorming costume ideas.  And today I get to share a favorite from a Halloween several years back.  Actually it was about 5 years back….it was the first year that Simon (my son) was old enough to choose what he wanted to be for Halloween.
And what he chose was Spaghetti and Meatballs.
Although he’s older now and would never choose something as silly as spaghetti and meatballs that doesn’t mean I still don’t love the costume (or the idea.)  And this costume has become the costume of legend in our family—being the first of a long line of, shall we say, “unconventional” kids costumes.
I can’t find the original photo of Simon in this costume but Grace was more than happy to model it for us today.  So without further ado here is our family’s famous Spaghetti and Meatballs costume:
And if you want to make one of these yourself here is the recipe:
1 long sleeved red t-shirt
1 package of jumbo fat yarn (I think there is a real name for it but I’m not sure what it’s really called.)
3 jumbo sized brown pom poms
Hot Glue and your glue gun
Lay your shirt out flat.
Cut randomly sized pieces of yarn.  (I made some shorter that the shirt and some longer—but not long enough to be stepped on.)
Starting at the neckline run a bead of glue down where you would like to place your first piece of spaghetti.
Place the yarn on the glue and repeat as many times as needed until you have a full shirt of spaghetti.
Now add your meatballs with your glue gun as well.
Let cool and enjoy!
Thanks again for inviting us over today Marissa!
And for more random projects feel free to visit us anytime!
Simple Simon & Co


  1. Hahah this is too cute!!

  2. Adorable!

  3. Oh my gosh this is too cute and creative!!

  4. Marissa,
    Thanks again for inviting us over to play! Such a fun series!

  5. Very cute! I pinned it for future reference :)

  6. Too Cute!!!!

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