Cow Appreciation Day: Costume Ideas for Chick-fil-A 2017

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Cow Appreciation Day is today, Tuesday July 11, 2017 at Chick-fil-A stores nationwide. This means that if you dress up in cow attire, you can get a free Chick-fil-A entree. The special runs from opening to 7 p.m. local time. If you’re really wanting some free Chick-fil-A, then you may also be needing some easy costume ideas for getting that free entree. We have gathered the best (and quickest) ideas from years past and are sharing them here.

Remember, Cow Appreciation Day is very busy for Chick-fil-A employees, so be extra kind to the people who are working there today.

Matt Dilulio shared this photo on Twitter from Cow Appreciation Day 2015. This is the ultimate in a minimalist type costume. Although most people opt for white with black spots, Chick-fil-A will also accept a cow costume that features black with white spots. Just wear a black shirt and black pants, cut out white construction paper circles, and tape them on. Add the word “MOO” for emphasis.

You can also make a quick “cow hat,” as shown in this photo below shared on Twitter by Morgan. A headband with some cow ears attached and a drawn-on nose or a construction paper nose is all you need.

Cow ears can come in all shapes and sizes for your costume. In this photo, shared on Twitter by bee, the girls in the picture are wearing a thick white headband with cow ears attached. Wearing an “Eat Mor Chikin” sign is a good touch for passing the cow costume test.

Sometimes Chick-fil-A is lax in what they let you use. I went with this “costume” when I was picking up my cat from the vet and decided to put a sign on the top of the cat carrier that read: “Eat More Chickn. Cow Inside.” The staff loved the “costume” at the drive-thru and awarded a free Chick-fil-A entree.

Stephanie Dwilson

A white tank top or T-shirt over black shorts is a good costume choice for a super hot summer day, as shown in this photo below. Add a colored nose and an “Eat More Chikn” sign and you’re set. Don’t forget the socks with black cow spots!

Although wearing a head-to-toe cow costume isn’t required to get a free entree, you can still go all out if you want. This photo shared below shows two great cow costumes. Of course, going out and buying one probably wouldn’t be worth the money you’d save with a free entree. But if you already have a cow costume, then go for it!

If you do dress up and there’s a Chick-fil-A “mascot” at your restaurant, don’t forget to take a photo with him!

Christian Martinez shared this photo of Cow Appreciation Day in 2015. You can go really simple for your cow costume and still get a free entree. Just a white T-shirt with black spots drawn in with marker or some black cow spots drawn on your face can be enough.

Or for a similar look, just use some black eye pencil or mascara and color your nose black like a cow’s nose. Then tape some black spots on a white sweatshirt and you’re ready for some free Chick-fil-A!

Chick-fil-A will accept a brown-spotted cow costume too! If you don’t have time to change after work, just tape the spots over your work clothes.

You can dress up your baby too, or just draw some cow spots on a white sheet of paper and tape it to the front of your shirt, like in the pictures below.

The rules for this year’s Cow Appreciation Day are simple. Just make or buy a cow costume or wear any kind of cow apparel. Show up before 7 p.m. and get a free entree!