This is my first attempt at making bento. For Halloween, I thought I'd go with a Haunted Forest theme.
My challenge was to make this something I could actually eat. Most bento contain a lot of rice, which I need to limit (Blood sugar, why do you disobey me?). Therefore, the "background" is vegetables instead of rice. I steamed some broccoli and cut the florets off to make the grass. The bare stems were placed as spooky trees. Then, there's a path made with pieces of carrot.
I also have a bat-shaped cookie cutter which I used to cut out a piece of green pepper and a flat omelet (one egg, beaten with a little bit of soy sauce, and then cooked into one flat layer). Then, the "phantoms" are maki sushi (mostly rice with thin strips of carrot to make the eyes).
Note: For people who need to watch their blood sugar, you can make sushi/onigiri rice by taking basmati and cooking it in a bit too much water (to make it squishy). Then, when all the water is boiled off, put in a little bit of milk and let it keep cooking until all the milk is absorbed. The milk adds creaminess and protein, making it stick together better. Ha! Take that, white rice!