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Monday, October 28, 2013

DIY TuTu Costumes

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! 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!


  1. So cute! Definetly want to try this! Is the hello kitty writing metalic? If yes did you need a special transfer paper?

  2. I think what should go in the jar is quotes that you have used