DIY Halloween: Pinecone Costume

This spiky seedling is way more adorable than any old acorn, plus it’s easy to assemble.


Oversize brown hooded sweatshirt
  • Scissors
  • Brown long-sleeve T-shirt
  • Needle and thread or sewing machine
  • Old plastic bags or newspapers
  • Leftover paper bags
  • Paint and/or glitter
  • Nontoxic glue
  • Gray leggings
  • Brown shoes


  1. Cut the sleeves off the sweatshirt. Place the T-shirt inside the sweatshirt, making sure to pull the sleeves through.
  2. To join the T-shirt and sweatshirt together, sew the T-shirt armholes to the sweatshirt armholes and the T-shirt collar to the sweatshirt collar.
  3. Add plastic bags as stuffing between the T-shirt and sweatshirt layers. Sew the outer waistband edges together to keep the stuffing from falling.
  4. Open and flatten your paper bags,
then cut several strips from them (3-4 inches in height) so there are enough to cover the sweatshirt body and hood.
  5. Cut large scallops at the bottom of each strip of paper. Add shading with paint or glue and glitter.
  6. Starting at the bottom of the sweatshirt, glue the paper strips onto the sweatshirt, layering each on top of the previous one.
  7. Go up to the tip of the hood, and form a point with the scallops to create the top of the pinecone.
  8. Pair with leggings and shoes.