Taiwan ‘Golden Snitch’ costume mistaken for chocolate treat

A talented mother created a golden snitch costume for her son only for it to be mistaken for a chocolate. (Photos courtesy of 爆怨2公社、HarryPotter YouTube)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — With Halloween around the corner, parents are scrambling to prepare costumes for their children. A recent picture of a “Golden Snitch” costume made by a Taiwanese mother, however, did not go exactly as planned as it was later mistaken for a Ferrero Rocher chocolate and hazelnut confectionery.

According to the post on Facebook, the social media user explained how she made the costume by herself, only to be disappointed when her spouse questioned why it looked so much like a chocolate treat.

The mother showcased the final result of the golden snitch costume on Facebook. (Photos courtesy of 爆怨2公社)

She quoted her husband as saying, “If viewed from a bottom angle, it kind of resembles a mutant Pikachu,” which annoyed her as she remarked that “there’s no such thing as a Pikachu with silver ears.”   

The social media user also explained that the skeleton of the “Golden Snitch” was made up entirely of wires, so there was plenty of space inside for the child to breathe.

She further cut two thin slits alongside the snitch for the child to see his way.

The post quickly became viral with many commenting,”If I didn’t read the context, I would have thought it was a Ferrero Rocher,” “So it’s a flying Ferrero Rocher”, and “I was going ask, why would any kid want to be a Ferrero Rocher for Halloween”.

Others were also quick to point out to the mother’s artistic talent for which she received compliments too, including, “the mom is really good at doing this”, and “Halloween really tests the parents’ artistic abilities.” 

As a joke, some also made the effort to edit the Ferrero Rocher sticker and brown folding wrapper on the golden snitch costume at the bottom, amusing others.

As a joke, some also made the effort to edit the Ferreror Rocher sticker and brown folding wrapper on the golden snitch costume at the bottom, amusing others. (Screengrab from Facebook)