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I love costumes! They are so fun and always so much better if you make them yourself. This year, I had a list of ideas for my costume and decided to head to Savers to see what I could find to make my costumes come to life.

DIY pineapple and emoji costume from Savers

If you’ve never gone into Savers this time of year, you’re missing out! They have a GREAT selection of not only thrifted items, but also brand-new costumes and accessories. The boys and I had so much fun browsing through everything. I ended up with a few thrifted and new accessories to come up with two different costumes I can wear to parties this year: a pineapple and an emoji!

DIY pineapple and emoji costume from Savers

For the pineapple, I found the most perfect yellow ruffle tiered dress, which I spruced up a bit with a fabric marker to look like a pineapple.

DIY pineapple costume from Savers at allforthememories.com DIY pineapple costume from Savers at allforthememories.com

For the pineapple top, I used some artificial plant leaves from a plant I was going to get rid of. I really wanted a more realistic-looking top, but you could use paper too! I used the new headband I picked up at Savers for a base and for some structure.

DIY pineapple costume from Savers at allforthememories.com

I cut the leaves to look like pineapple leaves and hot glued them onto a cardstock tube I created (just rolled and glued cardstock).

DIY pineapple costume from Savers at allforthememories.com DIY pineapple costume from Savers at allforthememories.com DIY pineapple costume from Savers at allforthememories.com

For as big as it is, it’s really pretty sturdy and should hold up well! I love how it turned out!

DIY pineapple costume from Savers at allforthememories.com

To create the emoji, I was planning on making a circle with poster board or foam board, but I scored this thrifted costume that I thought would work perfectly! The “M” was ironed on, but after the costume was washed it peeled right off!

DIY emoji costume from Savers at allforthememories.com

I just enlarged and printed out emojis and used this as a guide to cut felt shapes. If you’re better at drawing or cutting than me, you can eye it!

DIY emoji costume from Savers at allforthememories.com

I simply glued the felt pieces onto the yellow circle and it was done! You could put another face on the other side too!

DIY emoji costume from Savers at allforthememories.com

Savers/Value Village is the ultimate Halloween destination for creating unique, fun, fashionable, or frightening costumes for the whole family and for every budget. Have you checked out Savers for costumes before? Check out one near you and see what you can find!

DIY emoji costume from Savers at allforthememories.com

Get in the spirit of the season by entering the annual Savers Halloween Costume Contest! One lucky winner will win a grand prize pack valued at $1,000 and runners-up will have the opportunity to win tons of other spooky prizes! To enter, submit a photo of you, your child, or your pet in a unique Halloween costume through Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #ThriftOrTreatContest, or via the website at Savers.com. Entries accepted Oct. 1 through Nov. 3, 2015. Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges based on costume appearance, styling, uniqueness, and creativity. See website for prizes, rules, and regulations.

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Allison Waken is the founder, writer, photographer, and content creator of All for the Memories and All for the Boys.

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