Here we have it folks, the final DIY costume of the 2013 season. And, yep, I’m going out with a classic Studio DIY fave… a pineapple! You may not think it, but this is the PERFECT last minute costume that is easy to make, and brings a whole lot of impact! If you can find yourself some green poster board and a toilet paper roll, you’re all set! I’m pretty obsessed with how this turned out, if I do say so myself, kinda wishing I could wear it every day…
…perhaps I should replace my typical bows with pineapple toppers!? Hmmm…
Green Poster Board (You can usually find this in the multi-color packs at office supply stores.)
Toilet Paper Roll (I used a craft cardboard tube but it’s the same thing!)
Headband or Ribbon
Hot Glue Gun
Yellow Clothing (Anything works! I’m wearing this dress which is currently sold out, here’s a similar one from American Apparel, one from Amazon and two more from ASOS here and here!)
Cut out all your leaves from your green poster board (one large sheet was all I needed). I cut seven different sizes, from about 20″ long for the top, to about 3″ long for the bottom. For the largest leaves you only need four, for all the middle leaves you’ll need about five or six of each size, and for the smallest leaves you’ll need about ten. Curl each of the top of the leaves slightly by running your fingers over the tips. Once everything is cut, it’s time to start gluing! Hot glue the four largest leaves around the cardboard tube, covering the entire tube. Curl each leaf around the tube and hold until dry.
Now move to your second largest leaves. These should be glued just below the top of the cardboard tube (not all the way to the bottom of it like the first ones). Repeat the same steps you used for the first set, placing each leaf so it covers the seams from the layer before.
Repeat this process, using consecutively smaller leaves and working your way down the cardboard tube until you reach the bottom. So you can actually wear it, I recommend using ribbon or a headband. For the headband, simple hot glue the tube to the headband (use a lot of it!). For ribbon, which I found a bit easier in the end, hot glue or tape a piece of ribbon to each side of the inside of the tube. Tie under your chin to wear (recommended), or behind your head, securing with a lot of bobby pins.
Pair with anything yellow you own or can find, and you have a costume, my friends!
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You know, carrying around this pineapple pumpkin wouldn’t hurt either!