Banana Costume

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I’m a big believer in Halloween costumes that are: easy to throw together, a little silly, and monochromatic. This banana costume (+ a real banana turban!) fits that bill perfectly. With a bonus factor of being deliciously edible. Afterwards, you can peel/cut/pop those bananas in the freezer to stock up on smoothies and one ingredient banana ice cream.

But in all seriousness, I’m loving the campaign we’re promoting today and I know you will too. Naked Juice has partnered up with DrinkGoodDoGood.com to provide fresh produce to help the the millions American who live in food deserts, with limited access to fresh produce. I was floored by that number, since living in the bay area is feels like fresh produce is on every corner. You can read about it right here. By looking at household income, access to a vehicle, and distance to a grocery store, they found that 30 million Americans have very limited access to affordable, quality, fresh fruits and vegetables. Woah. And Naked Juice wants to do something about it.banna costume

Here’s where you can help: for every fruit and veggie selfie shared on instagram with the hashtag #DrinkGoodDoGood, Naked Juice will donate 10 lbs of fresh produce to communities in need (with a maximum donation of $500,000). Amazing, right? You can do some serious good just by snapping a quick picture. Maybe make something silly like a produce crown (check Laura Miller’s instagram where we were inspired to make this turban). Even easier: a picture of the bounty you picked up from the farmers market, some greens from your garden, favorite ingredients for a fresh smoothie, a banana smile. What about some froobs?

Any selfie with fresh fruits and veggies, tagging #DrinkGoodDoGood will do! I’m happy to help spread the word about this great campaign to help Naked Juice and DrinkGoodDoGood in fighting against this crisis affecting nearly one out of every 10 people in our country.

Keep reading for more fun on making this banana turban…

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Along with yellow whatever you can find in your closet, here’s how to make a banana turban for your banana costume:

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1. We used bananas of all shapes and sizes so we could get a nice turban tower. Start with 4 large bananas and use embroidery floss to sew or tie the ends together to form a base.

2. Grab a lot of pins, more twine, and a bunch of medium to small baby bananas.

3. Start layering bananas on top of the base using the pins to secure. Add some twine if needed.

4. Gradually build the turban so it gets smaller and smaller as you work your way up.  Using less and less, smaller and smaller bananas. Finish it up with your smallest baby banana right on the tippy top.

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5. Bust out a dance move or two to make sure it’s secure enough. If not, add some more twine or pins between layers.

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Don’t forget your banana phone, guys.

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Banana smoothies for days!

Photography by Liz Stanley. Styling assistance and modeling by Stephanie Gardner. Crafting assistance by Gaby Viglas. 

Thanks to Naked Juice for sponsoring this post. Don’t forget to post your produce selfie on instagram tagged with #DrinkGoodDoGood to donate 10 lbs. of fresh produce to communities in need.

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