For those of you already experiencing the 12 Days of Dumpling withdrawals, we have one last treat for you. There were plenty of snapshots that didn't make the cut. Mostly because the little guy looked too bug-eyed and crazy. We're also curious, what was your favorite costume in the 12-day series? (We know, we know, it's like asking you to choose your favorite child.) Take the poll! »
'12 Days of Dumpling in a Halloween Costume' on Serious Eats
On the last day of the 12 Days of Dumpling, he was a fuzzy peapod. Snow pea? Sugar snap?
On the eleventh day, we dressed up Dumpling as a red-checkered tablecloth. Since it's not easy being a tablecloth (balancing issues) we let him nibble on the spaghetti and meatballs meant to be on his back. Don't worry, he went back to a strict kibbles-based diet right after this photo was taken.
How would you feel if you ordered a lobster roll, and this was stuffed inside the buttered bun? "Paws are cool and all, but why don't I get pincers?" Dumpling was fond of his temporary pincers. Also, he looks like a muppet.
On the ninth day, Dumpling was fed up with being food; he wanted to make the food. Introducing chef Dumpling. The costume included sleeves for all four legs, which made for an adorable chef's whites onesie. He's even making a stirring motion here, clearly mixing a cookie batter or batch of oatmeal. Does the toque replace the banana (on the banana split costume) as our new favorite accessory?
On the eighth day of the 12 Days of Dumpling, he was a banana split. The pointy banana hat adds a nice Conehead touch. Or unicorn? He wore this around the office all day after his photo shoot, even while napping and on his afternoon walk. Imagine if you were outside and saw this trot by on a leash! And watching a Conehead Banana Split Unicorn nap—just trust us, it's pretty special.
You probably saw the dachshund in a real hot dog bun viral web sensation a while back and thought, sure doesn't get better than this. WRONG! Unfortunately we couldn't fit Dumpling in real buns; he's getting too big for that. [Flashback to Dumpling's more bun-sized days.] We'll assume the costume-makers were from Chicago given the poppy seed-reminiscent sewing pattern on the bun.
On the sixth day of the 12 Days of Dumpling, we turned him into a pumpkin. Poof! Something about Dumpling is naturally very pumpkin-esque, no? Plus Dumpkins has a nice ring to it. Or do you prefer Pumpling? Compliments to the costume-making company for giving this headgear an adjustable strap—it actually stayed on! Well, for about four seconds.
On the fifth day of the 12 Days of Dumpling, we dressed him as a ketchup squeeze tube. We grabbed a bottle of Heinz to complete the look. Does that make him dogsup instead of catsup?
On the fourth day of the 12 Days of Dumpling, he was dressed as a piggy. Pork dumpling, anyone? He sure looks pretty in pink.
On the third day of the 12 Days of Dumpling in a Halloween Costume, he was dressed as a bunch of purple grapes. Kind of resembles a superhero, no? It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... Super Grape-pling Man to the rescue! Major props to the costume-making company here—the stem headband had convenient ear holes! This was just one of many priceless shots. Check out the outtakes on our Facebook page »
On the second day of the 12 Days of Dumpling in a Halloween Costume, we stuffed him into a corn on the cob costume. Dumpling on the cob? Corn on the Dumpling? Or, wait for it...corn dog?
We realize that sometimes we exploit our little French bulldog mascot Dumpling, but then we look at his smooshed face and let out an awwww. How could people not want to see him dressed in food-themed Halloween costumes? And so, we scoured the internet for our 12 favorites. Between now and November 1, you'll get a photo of Mr. Dumpling in a costume each day. First up: the taco! He tried taking a few nibbles of the shell part and plush "meat" filling.