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Giant Pineapple Costume

Added Oct 29, 2012

by Sarah Conley

San Diego, Calif...




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This was my costume last Halloween and it was a lot of fun to create. I used all kinds of materials, which I will detail below. But the message I most want to share with everyone is that there is a way to make whatever costume you want. If you don’t know how, just try, and if one technique doesn’t work, try something else. I’d never made anything similar to this pineapple before. I hadn’t used wire mesh and I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. My first attempt did not work out well, but my second (using the mesh) did. Fear no costume project!

Material Notes

I used wire mesh from the hardware store to create the spherical frame for this costume. I covered it with yellow fabric, which I secured to the frame by hand-sewing it in places, and hot gluing it in others. I devised a hexagonal shape for the pattern on the pineapple, and I repeated it all over the pineapple. Once my hexagons were drawn in, I painted each hexagon with a mix of pale green, bight yellow and brown. The headband was a piece of elastic, covered with green felt. I made long leaf-shapes from green felt, which I hot glued pipecleaners into so they would stick up. I glued the leaf shapes to the elastic headband and voila! The pineapple has its green leafy hat.




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    Nov 1, 2012, 10.52 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    This is so random and so great!

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    Oct 31, 2012, 03.51 PMby NeederMoo

    LOL! I LOVE this! :D

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    Oct 30, 2012, 11.47 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

    bahah this is the best thing ever

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    Oct 30, 2012, 11.32 PMby trploceanmoon

    Lol! I am so loving this! What fun! Nice job

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    Oct 30, 2012, 01.44 PMby chased-away

    Wow, it looks like you put alot of work and effort into this costume- and it looks amazing!!

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    Oct 30, 2012, 08.35 AMby Frl. smilla

    WOW! was all the work worth!

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    Oct 30, 2012, 12.43 AMby Sarah Conley

    Thank you both so much! It was the prototype so it certainly isn’t perfect. You can’t sit in it, among other things. But hey, it was a fun challenge to create…

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    Oct 29, 2012, 08.44 PMby Mary Athey

    fab outfit!! this is so well done x

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    Oct 29, 2012, 07.40 PMby pie-83

    This is amazing! How fun!

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