As the Popeyes chicken sandwich, this little boy gets into the Halloween spirit in a viral way.
Nathan Houston Burch, 2, poses for a photo while dressed as a Popeyes Chicken Sandwich.
Nidra Cummings, like most mothers with young children, was excited to start planning her son’s Halloween costume for this year. And she was certain that whatever it was had to be epic. “I knew I wanted to do a really cool costume that was mommy and me,” she explained.
Nidra Cummings and her 2-year-old son Nathan pose for a photo in their Popeyes-inspired Halloween costumes.
Cummings, a traveling nurse based in Las Vegas and mother to rambunctious 2-year-old Nathan Houston Burch, wanted to make sure the costume she chose reflected his big personality. Cummings reflected on some of her previous posts about her son that she shared on her Facebook and Instagram accounts, which are devoted to funny posts about her son. Cummings began working on her son’s costume around his birthday, and it took her about a month to complete the costume out of two actual Popeyes boxes, with felt fabric from a local craft store for the sandwich elements.
“The whole joke is that he always has a snack on hand, and he is a very good eater,” she explained. “He’s never had a problem eating anything.” With her son’s playful personality and his love of food in mind, she devised the idea of transforming her son into the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich for Halloween — a costume (and sandwich) as unique as he is. “I just went with it,” she said of the outfit, which was inspired by the famous chicken sandwich, which sold out in just two weeks.
“I just went with it,” she said of the outfit, which was inspired by the famous chicken sandwich, which sold out in just two weeks.
But what’s her secret to getting that fried chicken look? Corn flakes, which she glued on the sleeves of a Target shirt to give it a fried appearance. “It was very simple to make, but I knew it would have a big impact,” she explained. Cummings transformed into Popeye’s famous spokeswoman, Annie, for her costume, which she created by simply taking an apron and pasting the Popeyes logo across the front.
Cummings knew she wanted to share photos of herself and her son dressed up for Halloween, but it was fate when Popeyes announced Monday in an epic post that they would be reintroducing the chicken sandwich. So she posted the photos the next day, tagging Popeyes. Her posts have been shared more than 200 times and received hundreds of likes since they were shared on social media.