Ho Ho Ho…Green Giant (and Sprout)


The Green Giant is pretty great, but as a kid, the reason I always wanted Green Giant vegetables was because of Sprout. I thought he was pretty swell. Swell enough that at one point I attempted to dress up as Sprout on Halloween. I got green sweatpants and a t-shirt and I smeared green make-up from the Halloween face painting kit I got at the Five and Dime.

I marched down the stairs and my sisters started laughing and asked if I was supposed to be Kermit the Frog. It sent me running right back to my trusty and well taped and stapled C3PO costume. I will always regret not being Sprout as a kid, but…Halloween is just around the corner.


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One thought on “Ho Ho Ho…Green Giant (and Sprout)

  1. Chris Ayers says:

    My mother actually made me a Green Giant costume in junior high school. I helped out by cutting out about 50 leaves out of green felt, then drawing veins on them. She sewed on all of them only at the corner so they’d move freely on the costume. I wore a garland of said leaves around my head on an elastic band, and I painted my arms and chest with green makeup. I won Best Halloween Costume in my homeroom but not in my grade!

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