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Winner Of DIY Spider-Man Suit Contest Announced

Crafty DIY-er created her suit from donated goods and won a trip to the Spider-Man: Homecoming premiere


Spider-Man fans can do their part in this social and environmental effort by shopping at Goodwill.

Super hero fans around the country had a chance to put their own Spidey senses to the test by creating original DIY suits inspired by Sony Pictures' new movie, "Spider-Man: Homecoming," in theaters on Friday, July 7 in the U.S. After narrowing the entries down to 10 semi-finalists and then five finalists, one especially crafty entrant won a trip to the world premiere screening of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Tiffany Mink (@tiffmink) turned a red dress found at her local Goodwill store into a full-fledged, head-to-toe super hero outfit.

Her video showing how she created the suit, along with the submissions from the other finalists, can be viewed at Entrants were encouraged to put their super hero love to work alongside their senses of style, and to act as community heroes by sourcing materials for their suits from Goodwill, where the sale of donated goods creates job preparation, skills training, education assistance and support services for people who face challenges to finding employment. Tiff's purchases equates to 40 minutes of job search training for a Goodwill participant.

"Tiffany's crafty sense of style and creative approach set her apart from the crowd," said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO at Goodwill Industries International. "She captivated our attention by combining the can-do attitude that makes Spider-Man a longtime fan favorite with the DIY aesthetic Goodwill shoppers have cultivated for more than a century."

Contest winner Tiffany Mink

Goodwill, Sony Pictures and Marvel share a commitment to social responsibility and the environment, and will continue to remind the public that they can be heroes in their communities through an ongoing campaign featuring Spider-Man. By collecting and selling donated goods, Goodwill diverts more than 3 billion pounds of clothing and textiles from landfills each year and repurposes clothing donations to change people's lives. Spider-Man fans can do their part in this social and environmental effort by shopping at Goodwill. By aligning Spider-Man with Goodwill, Sony Pictures and Marvel are demonstrating their commitment to these critical social issues.

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