Why yes, that IS a real giant wooden spoon!
She's not evil or mean, just...very, very, very ugly. Based on my version of the character 'Tatterhood' from a viking-age illustrated story I'm "working" on.
Made a lot of stuff for this costume - latex prosthetic nose, gelatin zits, all the clothing (including shoes, belt and bag) except for the leg wraps! (also commissioned the spoon). Bigger, better photos in a few weeks!