It’s the day before Halloween and I’ve been a little preoccupied with numerous doctor appointments. I have one bag of candy and I don’t even have a costume to wear. I’m starting to panic, but then I wanted to take a few minutes and think about something really creative that I could do that involved my Celiac. My buddy Glam Without Gluten posted a hilarious video about some halloween costumes that involved our gluten-free lifestyle (my favorite was the GF police idea). I’ve included a few of my top ideas. Add more in the comments!
Scary stalk of wheat – go to Michaels (or another awesome craft store) and buy fake wheat and glue to a t-shirt and wear vampire fangs. Go around saying “I want to steal your nutrients!”
Wheat Belly – Carry a copy of Wheat Belly around and stuff your shirt with pillows to create a large belly. Bonus points if you wear their t-shirt. Yes, apparently they even sell a Wheat Belly t-shirt.
Zombie Celiac - Go as yourself in zombie make-up and tell people that you’ve been living in a zombie-like haze because you realize that the restaurant you love to eat at actually prepares your food in an unsafe environment. Bonus if you give yourself mouth ulcers and lose 10 lbs to make it seem more real (but seriously, don’t do that.)
Gluten-free Gallagher – Dress up as Gallagher but instead of smashing watermelons, smash every piece of candy that is on the GLUTEN-FREE SAFE HALLOWEEN CANDY LIST.
Doctor who understands gluten sensitivities – Wear scrubs and pass out Rx for a gluten-free diet, IgA tests, genetic tests, or endoscopies.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck - Dress adorable, carry a coffee cup that has The View logo on it, and a copy of her GFree Diet book. Be upbeat and positive and talk people’s ear off about how a gluten-free diet makes you feel 100% better
Gluten Free Food Hoarder - Push a shopping cart full of gluten-free packaged goods and stuff gluten-free coupons everywhere – coming out of your shirt, pants, etc. Tell everyone that there’s a sale on XYZ product at XYZ store. Yell “25% off all gluten-free food at Sprouts” to random people on the street.
Celiac and the Beast – Wear your “No Wheat No Rye No Barely Gluten Free” shirt out with a pair of jeans, and ask everyone that you meet if you can review their product and blog about it. Mandatory stops at every gluten-free support group. Bonus points if you carry around a MacBook, iPhone, and a handful of KIND bars.
Hope you guys have a very safe and very spooky Halloween 2012!