Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater Costume Guide for Cosplay and Halloween – DIY, Buy for 2021

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(Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater Costume Guide for Cosplay and Halloween)

How to dress like Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater for Cosplay and Halloween

About Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater is the main character in an English nursery rhyme. It is an ancient rhyme, with fragments showing up from as far back as 1797. The modern verses in the rhyme often read as:

“Peter, Peter pumpkin eater,

Had a wife but couldn’t keep her;

He put her in a pumpkin shell

And there he kept her very well.

Peter, Peter pumpkin eater,

Had another and didn’t love her;

Peter learned to read and spell,

And then he loved her very well.”

Peter Peter pumpkin eater costume meaning

The verse comes from a surviving version of the rhyme, published in the “Infant Institutes, part the first: or a Nurserical Essay on the Poetry, Lyric and Allegorical, of the Earliest Ages, &c.” in 1797 in London. Another verse found from Aberdeen in Scotland read thus:

“Peter, my neeper,

Had a wife,

And he couldna’ keep her,

He pat her i’ the wa’

And lat a’ the mice eat her.”

About Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater Costume – DIY and Buy

The Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater costume is flexible; it requires two people – (Peter Peter the pumpkin eater and his wife in a pumpkin) and gives creative ideas freedom. You have to find a costume that says “Peter Peter” one way or another, and the other person can wear a pumpkin-themed dress.

Typically, the actual Peter Peter Pumpkin costume should include a dirty “pumpkin-smeared” shirt with the “Peter Peter” inscription on the front and suspender pants; preferably, the suspender could be orange. Any footwear would do.

Ideally, an orange pumpkin dress or blouse with the jack o’lantern design on the front is suitable for the other half. Orange tutu, black long-sleeved shirt, and tight black pants complete the “pumpkin” look. You can explore other costume ideas, keeping the original orange, black, and white scheme.

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