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Tapatio Hot Sauce Man Costume

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Tapatio Hot Sauce Man Costume

Tapatio Hot Sauce Man

Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Vivian, the 'Tapatio Hot Sauce Man' costume creator:

I love food. I love my Mexican-American heritage. But above all, I love humor. In keeping with my theme of modeling my yearly halloween costume after an inanimate object, Ipod and a piece a sushi to name a few, I had been searching for a good idea. Then, late last month while in the lunch room at work, my co worker looked over to me and said "We're out of Tapatio again." I promised him I'd pick up a bottle on my way to work the next day and left it at that. While at the latino supermarket the next morning, I discovered something I'd never known! Tapatio hot sauce comes in an array of different sized bottles ranging from small (a few ounces) to extra large (nearly a quart)! It was then that I realized I'd taken mister Tapatio for granted my entire life, having always been a staple on our kitchen table, I had grossly underestimated his popularity. As I walked the extra large bottle to the register, I locked eyes with the goofy, glaze faced male character on the bottle and knew it was destiny. I have attempted to pay homage and recreate that same goofy, glazed smile in my photo.

How-to Instructions:

  1. I began by printing a picture of the "Tapatio" man brand logo and enlarging to the size I needed on a copy machine.
  2. I then traced the lettering and lower ribbon portion (which hangs across my chest) onto foam core poster board.
  3. Next, I cut the lettering and ribbon shapes out using an exacto knife.
  4. 4.) I then painted the lettering and ribbon using craft paint. Here, I mixed black and red to create shadow effects. 5.) After the paint dried, I hot glued a medium gauge strip of wire to the back of the "TAPATIO" letters. Additionally, I glued the ends of the strip of the wire and adhered them to the mexican sombrero hat. 6.) I also glued a yellow/beige piece of yard to to the ribbon/ caption portion of the costume to hang around my neck. 7.) For the bowtie, I simply took a long strip of red tafetta fabric and gathered in into a loose bow shape, fastened it with a safety pin. 8.) Finally, I gathered all the elements of my costume and put them together. I put on the ! sombrero with attached lettering, hiding my hair in a ponytail bun inside (which I found helped to support the weight of the lettering). I then put in a white blouse I already owned, topped it with the beige coat I purchased at a thrift store and fastened the red bowtie. I hungthe the ribbon caption which reads "Salsa Picante" around my neck and last but not least, OLE!... I taped on my fake mustache creating the finished look. The bottle of Tapatio I am holding is for dramatic effect and comparison.

Rating: 3.7 of 5. Votes: 20

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#1 comment by Renee March 20, 2014

Great job!! This is fabulous and original.

#2 comment by Carlie November 26, 2014

You did a great job!

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