Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costume – Starbucks Cup!

DIY Halloween costume Starbucks Frappuccino
If you’re like me, I always procrastinate until the week before Halloween to decide what I’m dressing up as. When looking for ideas, the #basic girl in me was super pumped to come across the idea of a Starbucks Frappuccino costume! It’s cute, girly, and come on we all know how much I love Starbucks. After seeing a couple photos on Pinterest, I set out on my own to design a costume that is  both easy & cheap. This entire costume took me less than two hours to make and cost me less than $40. 
Most of the items are available at Michael’s, except for the beige slip (which I found here). Read on for directions!
Here’s what you’ll need:
– beige dress or slip (I bought this one for $18 & sized up to a large so that it would hang loose!)
– one paper towel roll
– one foam brush 
– acrylic paint (I used Craft Smart acrylic paint in the color “Forest Green”)
– hot glue gun
– scissors
– white or ivory felt
– Starbucks logo (the one I used is below – right click to save it to your computer. The dimensions are perfect for printing!)
Starbucks logo

Step One: Paint the paper towel roll with the forest green paint using the foam brush. You’ll want to do this first since it will take a little longer to dry. The paper towel roll will become the “straw” of the frappuccino!  

Step Two: Print out the Starbucks logo & cut it out. You could attach the paper right to the dress, but I wanted to give it a little more substance. I hot glued the logo to a piece of white felt, then cut out around the logo. Then I hot glued the logo onto the fabric of the dress, right in the center. 

Step Three: Cut out eight circles of the white or ivory felt. I made my circles the same size as the Starbucks logo, to make it easy. Fold the circles in half to create “bubbles” (these form the the foam of the frappuccino!). You will have to play around with the circles to get them to look how you want them! I hot glued them together in pairs of two, and then arranged them all together. 

Step Four: Attach the white “bubbles” to the dress using your hot glue gun. The bubbles can be pretty flimsy, so I hot glued mine to the spaghetti straps as well.
Step Five: Add a straw! Once your straw is done drying, you can shorten it with scissors and attach it to the inside of the dress using the hot glue gun. 
Starbucks costume
Voila! You are now a Starbucks drink. I paired the costume with black tights and pumps, and also created a headband out of leftover white felt. The tights will help keep you warm, since it’s often chilly on Halloween night. This costume would also be cute with black booties! Instead of a purse, you could even carry a brown paper Starbucks bag πŸ˜‰
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YSL lip gloss in “trompe l’oeil” (on sale!) // fake eyelashes (for added drama!)
If you decide to re-create this look on Halloween, I would LOVE to see! If you post a photo, please tag me and use the hashtag #cmcovinghalloween. If it’s a good photo, I’ll re-post it on my account!
Have a great Tuesday, friends! Hope you are all doing some fun Halloween activities this week!

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  1. Thanks for sharing this great and really funny idea πŸ™‚
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. Such an incredibly cute idea! This costume totally suits you. xo β™₯ Ash
    The Yellow Petunia

  3. What a cute idea! I really love it, and you look adorable in it. I do love a good chocolate frappuccino, and totally never thought of this idea! I actually have no clue what I am going to dress up as this year πŸ™‚

  4. What a cute costume!

    Nikki Ann Blog

  5. OH MY is this not the cutest costume I've ever seen! What a great idea!

  6. I love this idea! So cute!

    Kim .. Green & Camel!


  8. I was this my fourth year of college!!!! I found it all over pinterest and tried to take a crack at it myself. I used an xxl tshirt from Michael's that I cut the sides, and re tied together so it was a cinched dress in white, and then I used felt to make the Starbucks logo after printing it out! I wish I had pictures but I can't find any on my phone πŸ™ You are so cute and the slip is a WAY better idea than the tshirt!


  9. You are so cute! I love this idea.

  10. This is so cute, I could almost wear that anywhere just because it's so adorable πŸ™‚ β™₯

  11. This is so cute and I do the same with my Halloween costumes. If I didn't already have mine this would look so cute but I'm black swan this year. Love the top part the most though and love the ruffles.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  12. Very Cute!!

  13. Such a cute costume! I've seen it on Pinterest, but your version is exceptionally easy! (:

  14. Haha so cute!

    Brooke du jour

  15. haha omg this is soooo stinkin cute!

  16. This is adorable!! You're so cute πŸ™‚

    xx Kathryn

  17. Super cute idea!!
    Abbie E.

  18. This is seriously the cutest thing ever! Presh!!

  19. I loooove this! Such an awesome idea!!!

  20. OMG what a great idea!! This is adorable! So unique but so cute and classy.

    Sara Kate Styling

  21. hahaha too cute! Babe, I love this idea! <3

    Shall We Sasa

  22. Haha! I love this : ) Thanks for sharing!



  23. So fun! Your whipped cream looks like it could double as pretty flowers!

  24. Such a great idea. Love it haha πŸ™‚

  25. This is too cute! I love this idea! You definitely make me want to recreate it!

    xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

  26. Such a cute idea! I guess the frap is cuter, but I would have expected a PSL πŸ˜‰

    Kristina does the Internets

  27. This is seriously adorable!!!

  28. Adorable beyond words! Do you think you could have gone with a medium slip? My Target has mediums, but is out of stock in large. Thank you for your ideas! I swear, I owe everything cute in my wardrobe to you. πŸ™‚

    • Hey girl! You could definitely go with a medium – my Target was out of mediums so that's why I didn't get that one! You could try it on in the store to make sure, but you should be fine πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for reading!

  29. lol….this is so cute! Good job! We have a wedding this year so we can't dress up! Maybe next year though!

  30. Aww! Haha, this is such a cute and easy outfit!

    xx, Diane ||

  31. Love this idea! So clever!

    Stylin' Iowan Blog

  32. Ahaaa, this costume looks just too cute!

    Jasmine | The Sixth Disney Princess

  33. This is awesome!

  34. Love this! I was JUST about to head to the store to buy some materials for a Starbucks costume when I saw your Snapchat that this post was up on the blog – will definitely be using your ideas.

  35. Of course you're still super Elegant and Adorable! haha I love this, it's so adorable and a great idea!

    We went to a halloween party this recent saturday and we forgot about dressing up until the night prior. So we gathered what we could of our own clothes together and made it work. We went as Corey and Topanga from Boy Meets World. It was a hit!

    -Ashlee Michelle

  36. That is such a cute idea! i love it!


  37. Albeit basic, yours is by far the best Starbucks frapp costume I've seen so far! Never thought to use a slip for the base, seriously such a great idea!!
    An Unblurred Lady

  38. OMG the best idea I have ever seen!

  39. This may be the cutest thing ever!

    xo alison

  40. Wow so cool and funny!! You look so cute!

  41. This is stinkin' adorable!! I love how easy it is!

    Samantha Ansley

  42. This is such a cute and easy halloween outfit! Definitely will remember for next year πŸ˜‰

  43. You did an amazing job! Love this idea πŸ™‚

  44. This is such a fun, cute & creative Halloween costume! Love it!

    xo Ellie

  45. I've seen this before! So crafty and cute!
    Xo, Tara

  46. This is the cutest halloween costume!!

    Have a wonderful day //

  47. OMGosh this is awesome!

  48. I love this!

    Her Heartland Soul

  49. This outfit is beyond adorable! Keeping this in mind for the future, thank you!

  50. You are seriously the cutest! Love this idea! Genius!

    Wishes & Reality

  51. This is so super cute! You did a great job making the costume!


  52. This is brilliant! Definitely #commonwhitegirl πŸ˜‰


  53. This is so cute and creative. Great idea for a Halloween costume.

    Tea Cups and Tulips | A Lifestyle Blog

  54. This is perfection. Love this costume soooo much!

  55. fantastic!!!!

  56. Anonymous

    What a clever idea for a costume ! Love it πŸ™‚

  57. Thank you very much for this cute and inexpensive idea! I got the same slip from Target and wanted to know how you dealt with how see-through it is. I'm planning to wear it to work tomorrow and am a little wary about showing too much. Also, did you have any problems with static when wearing tights with it? Thank you πŸ™‚ XOXO

  58. What a cute idea for a costume. Very creative and who does love Starbucks coffee

  59. Hey, do you still own this? If so, would you be willing to sell it to me.

  60. Good idea for costume
    Paper cup Suppliers in Chennai

  61. What a cute idea for a costume.

  62. Hi love! Im so excited to create this costume for my work halloween party! Question though, I can’t have spagetti straps at work so I’ll need some sort of cover up (jacket, cardigan, etc.). What color would you suggest? Thanks a bunch! Xo

  63. This may be the cutest thing ever!

  64. Lauren

    How freaking cute! U look edible, lol! I know this post is nearly five years old, but my best friend and I are looking for Halloween costume ideas already and we love this! Thank you for the easy instructions as well!! β˜•οΈ πŸ’•

  65. ceci

    I am doing this for Halloween already started. love it you look amazing.

  66. Charlotte

    This is so cute!!! I’m totally doing this for Halloween! Thank you, Caitlin!