It is that time of year again when everyone is rushing to the stores to purchase their Halloween costumes. As one of my favourite holidays, I would like to share with you a simple, and quick DIY post for a go-to halloween look. Now, I’m talking about tutus. Regardless of the impression you’re trying to achieve, tutus combine well with any costume of your choice. Try pairing stockings, a witch hat, and a black tulle tutu for a simple witch costume!
Last weekend, I went shopping for a tutu for my own costume. People were pulling costumes from hangers, while other costumes were left carelessly on the floor. My little sister was frantically looking through a pile of costumes, in hopes of finding ‘the one’. I looked everywhere for a red tutu, but despite the amount of time and effort that I set aside to track down the perfect tutu, I still wasn’t successful. Make sure to get an early start or DIY your costumes. It definitely will save you some money.
This year, I tested my creative abilities to deliver a unique costume. As a ‘social butterfly’, I tweaked my costume a little bit to fit my title as a social butterfly. Initially, I made a dress, but I didn’t stop there, as my love for playing around with words and fabric always pushes me a little further than usual. This Halloween, I was inspired to make a ‘Youtube’ costume!
You’re never too old to wear a tutu, and vice versa, you’re never too young!
Pinterest is my life-saver, and my source for inspiration. Images of tulle dresses were scattered amongst the fashion pictures. Personally, I believe that tulle is one of the easiest materials I have worked with, ever. It cuts through easily, and the material can be purchased at your local craft store or at your fabric store.
Follow my instructions below for a successful tulle skirt making session:
You’ll need :
4 Yards of Tulle (Adjust the amount to achieve your desired look)
String elastic (to be measured around your waistline)
My skirt was 40 centimetres in length. To get this length, I cut out strips of fabric that was 80 cm in length, and 2 inches in width. Afterwards, I folded the strip of fabric. Fabric can be cut free-hand without the use of a ruler. If you would like the skirt to be even throughout, you may use a ruler, or some type of measuring tool to assist you.
Follow the instructions above to tie the strips. My sister mentioned that I’m trying to explain how to tie a knot. She’s right. Tie the knot around the elastic. If you overlap the fabric, you’ll achieve a thicker fabric colour.
I sewed coloured felt material on the shirt. These can be purchased at the dollar store. Saving money is the game here, guys. You don’t need to purchase expensive fabric for these letters at all. One letter is crooked, so if you do end up making this entire costume, please send ‘Mint to Inspire’ your pictures! We want to see what you come up with! Happy Halloween. Stay safe, and have a little fun!
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