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Halloween: Dress Like a Chef

Scrounging for a last-minute Halloween costume? Get inspiration from some of Food & Wine's favorite chefs.

You can be a culinary super hero in Mario Batali's now-iconic look: red wig pulled in a low ponytail, baggy shorts and orange clogs from Crocs. Or, if you use Halloween as an excuse to dress sexier that usual, try Nate Appleman's signature style: Crisp chef whites and two armfuls of faux tattoos. For something more extreme, Guy Fieri's everyday look is instantly recognizable: the must-wear retro 1950s bowling shirt and sunglasses plus optional bleached hair. Whatever chef-inspired costume you choose, we suggest staying in character until the next morning and making an awesome post-Halloween breakfast.


Halloween Dress Like a Chef: Morimoto

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For the Japanese Iron Chef's traditional ensemble: a simple kimono.

Mario Batali

Halloween Dress Like a Chef: Mario Batali

Photo courtesy of Frappe Inc. and the TV series Spain...On the Road Again / Eric Rhee

For the superstar chef's now-iconic look: red wig pulled in a low ponytail, baggy shorts and Batali's signature orange clogs from Crocs.

Guy Fieri

Halloween Dress Like a Chef: Guy Fieri

Photo © Sherrie Blondin

For the Food Network star's rockabilly aesthetic: retro 1950s bowling shirt, sunglasses, goatee and wristband. Bottle of peroxide? Optional.

Nate Appleman

Halloween Dress Like a Chef: Nate Appleman

Photo © Nigel Perry

For the F&W Best New Chef 2009's instantly recognizable look: chef whites and two armfuls of faux tattoos.

Anthony Bourdain

Halloween Dress Like a Chef: Anthony Bourdain

Photo courtesy of Travel Channel

For the original bad boy chef's uniform: black leather blazer, silver hoop earring and thumb ring.

slideshow Slideshow: More Ideas to Dress Like a Chef



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