Pineapple DIY Costume: Halloween Tutorial

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Nothing beats a homemade Halloween costume. They are made with love and often have that little something extra that you just can’t get from a store bought costume. You don’t have to be able to sew to make your own costume; you don’t even have to be a crafter! And you can transform household items into the perfect last minute costume – just like this DIY Pineapple Costume. This might be my favorite costume that I’ve made for my daughter, and I really love how easy it was to make!

DIY Pineapple Costume

DIY Pineapple Costume

“Be a Pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.”
– Katherine Alana Gaskin

I love this quote from Gaskin. It’s something that we’ve talked about in our family, so naturally we made it into a Halloween costume for my 5-year-old daughter.

Costume Materials:

Making A Pineapple Costume

First, we found the perfect yellow outfit for the base of the pineapple costume. We are in California, and the weather seems to hold nicely until the day before Halloween. Without fail we always wake up on Halloween morning and it is wet and chilly, therefore I advise you to choose your yellow outfit accordingly.

DIY Pineapple Costume

I found these awesome matching yellow pajamas on Amazon. They are super comfy, and when Halloween is done, we can still use them for regular everyday use pajamas. Another cute idea would be to add a tutu to your costume!

DIY Pineapple Costume

The final step was adding pineapple leaves to the top of her head!

I bought a yellow stretchy headband to make sure it was thick and secure. I used my hot glue gun to secure a toilet paper roll to the top. Next I cut 12 “leaf” shapes and glued them at the base of the toilet paper roll. I used a pencil to roll the tips and flare the top of the leaves.

DIY Pineapple Costume

We got so many compliments on the simplicity and cleverness of the costume at the trunk or treat event we attended. Elise was warm and comfy, and proudly wore her “crown” all night long.

DIY Pineapple Costume

Looking for more homemade Halloween costume inspiration? How about a Homemade Jelly Belly Costume? Your kids will LOVE this one!

About Leah Leatherby

Hi! My name is Leah Leatherby. I graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Textiles Marketing and Science. Since then, I have had four little ones – three boys and a girl. My life now consists of planning parties, baking cookies, and watching my kids. My husband has 75 first cousins alone, so we pretty much have an event every weekend! It keeps us busy, and lets me get my creative juices flowing.