The sold-out Popeye's chicken sandwich won't be back in stores until November 3, but Nidra Cummings, a travel nurse and mom of a 2-year-old son, has her own chicken sandwich.
Cummings went all Halloween when she dressed her son Nathan in a homemade Popeye's chicken sandwich suit. The "Mom and Me" costume was matched with a homemade Miss Annie suit.
"My son is a foodie," Cummings said of the inspiration for the suit. "He's a baby, but he really likes different types of food, and he likes to play in the kitchen with me. I use it as bonding time."
Cummings said because she is moving a lot as a travel nurse, and Nathan has had to adapt to many new situations. She wanted a costume that other people would love. "He has a light that draws people toward him," she said.
The costume took her a month to make. She used felt and serving platters to make sandwich bowls, and asked staff at a local Popeyes for some extra boxes to use the logos. Her best idea was to use spray glue to attach cornflakes to Nathan's shirt to mimic the structure of real fried chicken.
"He didn't know what happened when he put it on," Cummings remembered. "He was like & # 39; There are cornflakes here, can I eat it? & # 39; & # 39;
The costume has received amazing reviews, and Cummings & # 39; s son with more than 2000 likes Instagram.
Cummings & # 39; s sister suggested that she dress up as Mrs. Annie, Popeyes & # 39; s spokesperson to match her son.
This is the first year Cummings made her son's costume herself. As a new mom, she said Halloween "crept up" over the past year. But with all the wonderful reviews her son has received, she says she'll do it to a tradition.
"Next year he will be older, so he may be able to tell me what he wants to become," she said. "I might want to make it a tradition where he tells me what he wants be and maybe he has other social things, but he and I always want a mom and my costume. "
She says that Sun has not yet tried Popeye's fried chicken sandwich. Cummings managed to grab one before it sold out, but the sandwich was too spicy for Nathan. But he'll have another chance next time. Sandwich returns to stores Nov. 3.