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Chester the Cheetah and his Hot Cheeto Costume

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Chester the Cheetah and his Hot Cheeto Costume

Chester the cheetah and his hot Cheeto

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Photo #1 - Chester the cheetah and his hot Cheeto Photo #2 - Boyfriend :) Photo #3 - We owned the night Photo #4 - Take a bite Photo #5 - Thank you for agreeing to look like a complete fool with me I love you
Costume type:  Costumes for Couples
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for couples entered our 2016 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Ruby, the 'Chester the Cheetah and his Hot Cheeto' costume creator:

I have been a hot Cheeto eating queen since the age of 8. I am currently now 26 years old and I still to this day always have a fully stocked pantry full of hot Cheetos. I receive bags of cheetos for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays etc. I guess you can say I permanently have red Cheeto fingers. I had always wanted to dress up as a hot Cheeto for Halloween because it's totally me. My boyfriend was actually the one who wanted to make it couple style so he agreeed to dress up as Chester the cheetah and we finally went for it.

I used an old pickle costume I had in storage from years ago and I sprayed it with expanding foaming spray the kind you use to seal cracks in the bathroom or kitchen and then I spray painted the foam red. Finally when it all dried up it really expanded and it gave it that real puffy look almost like a life sized hot Cheeto. For the Chester costume I used orange coveralls and I used felt material to glue the stomach and all the spots and tail then I painted his face and he used sun glasses and white gloves to complete his look.

Everyone loved it and thought it was a super clever idea because nobody has ever done it before. We got a lot of high fives and thumbs up everyone wanted a picture with us.

Chester the cheetah was very warm and comfortable in his costume but it was very difficult moving around as the hot Cheeto it was very stiff almost like a cardboard feel so it was not very mobile. I pretty much waddled everywhere although it was super fun wearing it I'm glad it was only for a few hours. I think we should win this contest because this is something that hasn't really been done before it's so clever and so original. Hot Cheetos has always been a part of me and will always be till the day I die. If I win this contest I will be taking my boyfriend and I to New Orleans to celebrate his birthday During Mardi Gras.

Rating: 4.7 of 5. Votes: 7

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#1 comment by Serina October 15, 2018


I really love the hot Cheeto costume!! My one question was how did you get it on and off of you?!

I really want to recreate this costume for myself! So inspirational

#2 comment by Ruby Hernandez October 16, 2018

Thank you for your comment. I literally had to break the back of the costume. You can't see it from the pictures but the that was the only way to get it on. It had a huge crack down the backside and I was able to slip it on and off.

I would maybe try to only spray expanding foam spray on the front side of this to make it more mobile

#3 comment by AG October 19, 2018

Hi Ruby I bought everything to make this costume but my question is when you sprayed the expanding foam spray what did you use to put between the costume while spraying because I'd assume it would go through. Also did you spray it standing or laying down?

#4 comment by Ruby October 20, 2018

I hung it on a hanger and sprayed it standing up. After it dried up it became super hard like cardboard with a plastic feel to it. I'm pretty sure it went through but it dried up.

#5 comment by Cheetos Rep! October 16, 2019

Hi Ruby! Would love to potentially feature your costume idea on Cheetos channels.....let me know if we can get in touch! :)

#6 comment by Ruby October 17, 2019

Hello there sure I would love to get more information you can email me at rubyislove714[at]yahoo.com

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