If you are looking for a quick, adorable costume for you little one this Halloween, you have found it! I know a lot of you have been waiting for a tutu tutorial from me for some time now and I thought what better timing than for a Halloween Costume?! This is a simpler version of a tutu that involves NO sewing, NO special tools, and is just as cute to be used for a costume.
So, do you want to see how I made this cutie’s costume in about 30 minutes, with NO sewing involved?
To start, I will show you how to make your own tutu. You will need a couple spools of 6″ tulle (I use about 75 yards for a children’s tutu). These spools are sold in most craft and fabric stores, and you can also order them online. If you cannot find the spools, you can purchase tulle at a fabric store from a bolt but you will need to cut it into 6″ strips.
First, you will need to decide how long to cut your ribbon. Wrap it around the child’s waist and leave enough length (about 12″) on each side to tie a bow in the back.
Next, set your tape measure on a flat surface and roll out your tulle. Cut the tulle into 16-22″ lengths depending on the size of the child. I used 18″ for my 3 yr old shown above.
Take each strip of tulle, fold it in half length wise and place it under the ribbon.
Fold the tulle over the ribbon and tuck the ends into the top loop.
Pull the ends tightly around the ribbon to form a sturdy knot.
Continue to tie the strips of tulle along the ribbon.
Once you have finished, tie it around the child’s waist and VOILA! An easy tutu!
To finish off the black cat costume we added a black shirt and leggings that we had in the closet ( leotard would work perfect too) and some store bought black cat ears. I used some face paint to add the nose and whiskers. Total time was 30 min. and total cost was around $15.
So many variations can be done with the tutu costume. In previous years we have done a tutu for Tinkerbell, a bunny rabbit, a monarch butterfly and a pumpkin….the possibilities are endless!
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