Hi ladies! It’s Amy Robison here again to share the sweetest pineapple princess halloween costume with you. Wouldn’t you love this little pineapple princess serving you a tasty treat with that smile and fruit headdress? This pineapple princess halloween costume came together just as I pictured, (which doesn’t always happen) and it only took an hour to make (which definitely doesn’t always happen.) My daughter absolutely loved it, so I’m calling this a huge win. It is such a simple costume and I can’t wait to share the details with you.
Warning: Before I get started showing you how to create this darling costume yourself, let me first say to be safe with the lights and use common sense. This costume may not be safe for everyone and if it’s raining or wet outside, definitely don’t wear the lights. The lights didn’t get hot while my daughter was wearing if for the 1 hour photoshoot, but that doesn’t mean these lights won’t get hot while wearing them out trick-or-treating. Please be cautious and safe.
The detail I love most about this costume is that the fruit headband lights up so that your little pineapple princess can be easily seen out trick-or-treating in the dark. A light up costume! How cool is that! It’s a great way to free up of those little hands from holding a flashlight so they can do what is really important that night. GET ALL THE CANDY! Haha!
How to make a Pineapple Princess Headband
- String of Confetti Lights or plastic balls (won’t light up)
- Leaf pattern (comes with both pdf. and .svg)
- Green cardstock
- Hot glue gun
- Scissors or (Silhouette or Cricut to use with .svg pattern)
- Cut out the leaves.
- Put the lights inside the balls. If you are not using the Confetti Lights, skip this step.
- Arrange the balls and glue them together using a hot glue gun. When all the balls are glued together, glue them to a headband.
- Glue the leaves on top of the balls to make them look like fruit.
Putting on the Headdress
I thought putting on the whole headdress was going to be trickier than it actually turned out to be. I have a very wiggly 3-year-old so nothing is ever as simple as you think it will be. Luckily, she proved me wrong and putting the headdress on was a breeze. It’s always nice when things go easier than planned, right? So here are the steps I took for a smooth process.
- Tie the hair up in a tight bun.
- Put the scarf over the head and let it hang around the neck. I bought a scarf that was sewn together as a circle. If you have a straight scarf, sewing it together or tying a knot in it to make a circle may be helpful. Test it out first.
- Place the headband where you would like it.
- Place the excess string of lights and battery pack in the scarf.
- Keeping the lights and battery pack tucked in the scarf, lift the scarf and wrap it around the head. Tie a knot in the front to keep it tight and in place.
I wasn’t sure where to find a dress that looked the part of the pineapple princess, or Chiquita Banana girl, so I got on Etsy and found a few options right away. Search “traditional mexican dress” and you will find many cute dresses that will work perfect for this costume for both adults and children. They are also cute to wear after halloween. My daughter is obsessed with this pink dress, and I don’t blame her one bit.
While you’re out trick-or-treating, flip the switch, and ta-da! The lights are on and it’s so much easier to keep track of your little one. Not to mention how much easier it will be for cars to see her in the dark too.
Thank you for letting me share this pineapple princess halloween costume idea with you today. I hope it has inspired many of you in your own costume creations. Have a fun and safe Halloween!