Last year, my niece who is in college sent me a picture of herself on Halloween. She threw together an adorable costume that got my creative thinking going. Most girls/teens/adults love tutus! They are the perfect addition to just a few accessories to make a quick and adorable costume. You can make so many different costumes with a tutu!
....to find costume ideas using a tutu, go to Pinterest and search tutu costumes. I fell in love with so many it was hard to choose favorites! Native American Princess, Super Heros, Disney Princess', Mario & Luigi, Cat, Witch, Scarecrow, Pumpkin, etc...
Items Needed For This Project:
- Elastic: Length will be determined by your waist size. I used 1" wide elastic. You can purchase elastic at any store that carries sewing supplies.
- Tulle: aka Netting. I chose to use the 6" tulle so I wouldn't have to take the time to cute Netting in to strips. The tulle is already cut in the desired width. I used 70 yards for my tutu. Purchasing tips: It is cheaper to buy large rolls of tulle if you can find the desired color in the wedding section of Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or Joann. I also purchased from the ribbon section when it was 50% off. Otherwise always download your coupons and use them!
- Misc: scissors, safety pin
I made this t-shirt by using an existing black shirt and iron on patch from my craft store. I've seen them at Hobby Lobby and Joann. Her mask was just fun foam. I bought it at Target for $1 but if you already have fun foam you could print out a pattern from Google images.
Originally, I was planning to just have tights and these adorable extra high top Converse. But when I went to Hot Topic to get Hello Kitty ears, I found these cute Batman socks I couldn't pass up!
The Hello Kitty Headband was purchased from Hot Topic. You can find similar and different color options at stores like Claires, and Target. I printed out the Hello Kitty name on Iron On Tranfer paper. You can find it at Wal Mart, Michaels, Hobby Lobby & Joann. You could also just use sticker paper for one time use. Adding red lips and pearls gave her the really cute added touch.
I wanted to say, this idea has no age restriction. There is no body type restriction either. This is just a girl thing that is fun for anyone. Have fun and be creative. As always, I would love to see your finished products. Send me an email or tag me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!