How I Became Tina Belcher For Halloween


I may be Tina Belcher for Halloween but I’m no hero. I still put on my bra one boob at a time like everyone else.

Fans of the animated series Bob’s Burgers probably recognize my Tina Belcher costume right away.

Tina is the oldest of the three Belcher kids and arguably my favorite. This was a fun disguise to enter into a costume contest at a bar. Before I tell you if I won, let me tell you how I became Tina Belcher…

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The first step to becoming Tina is to be awkward. I’ve got that on lock! Anyone who has ever encountered me in real life has experienced this. (Sorry, not sorry)

Everything after that was pretty easy. The main parts of my outfit were assembled from thrift stores pieces (I teased them in my last thrift haul). Everything else came from a real store or from my closet.

The only exception was my burger purse which was a little project I dreamed up. I’ll be sharing the tutorial in a video on Friday so be on the lookout for that!

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After all the work I put into the costume, I studied up on some of the best Tina catch phrases (Don’t have a crap attack!) and entered myself into a costume contest.

In true Tina fashion, I lost the competition. It’s ok, I guess I wasn’t meant to have a good life. A Rosie the Riveter took home the prize and I was more than happy that the judges recognized and chose a costume based on a fellow feminist.

But let’s be honest, the real prize was getting to be Tina Belcher for a night.


(Bob’s Burger photo cred)

Thrifted top and skirt, $2.46
Walmart sneakers, eyeglasses, and wig, $15
Dollar Store tube socks, $1
DIY purse, (tutorial here)



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November 1, 2016 7:47 am

Just epic! I would have given you the prize, hands down!!!! =D

Valery Brennan
November 1, 2016 2:09 pm

YESSSSSS I love this! I think I’m more of a Gene with a sprinkle of Louise, but I mean come on…Tina’s great too. They’re just all wonderful. Also I’m cracking up that you lost the contest “in true Tina fashion” lol