Halloween is only a couple months away. I figured now would be a great time to share with your an outfit and Elisabeth and I made a couple of years ago.We decided to try out a costume idea that we saw on Pinterest. Have you seen the super cute DIY loofah costumes? We found our example here at this blog. The instructions that were given were VERY easy to follow and our costumes turned out exactly like the picture. We were very happy and got so many compliments! We really liked that these required no sewing and no glue… just netting and elastic!
Here is a picture of our materials: 20 yards of colored netting (below is netting for two costumes – we found our netting at Joann’s and used our 50% off coupon from their free app. The netting was regular $1.49 a yard), 4 yards of cord (that we cut in half so we each have a 2 yard strand), about 6 yards of elastic (you’ll need enough to have a loop around your bust, hips and little pieces of elastic to tie the netting to the elastic bands), headbands (that we used to attach the cord). We had clear ornaments in the picture with the intention of making bubbles but last minute decided we didn’t need them.
s I mentioned earlier, we followed the directions on the blog (link above). We measured out 8 equal (we just divided 20 by 8) sections and left the netting folded as we worked to make the process easier.
Here is Elisabeth cutting it while I am supervising. 🙂
Both costumes took us about an hour to make. It was easy…. no gluing, no sewing… just fold and tie! You could get some glittered netting or use a variety of colors to make a tie dye one. These were very comfortable to wear and a lot of fun. Visit the razmatag blog for more detailed instructions and lots of other cute crafts and designs. 🙂
What are you going to be for Halloween?