The carnival season is in full swing, so we throw in our ideas for the tutu costume. In costumes for girls, the tutu skirt works great, and the outfit looks extremely effective. Additionally, it is easy to make yourself and does not require sewing. The cost of buying an elastic band and tulle is rather low as long as you buy them online.
Polska wersja: Pomysły na łatwe i efektowne przebranie z tutu
How to make a tutu costume?
You should start with a conceptual work and think what costume you want to create. The number of tulle rolls, colors of tulle and accessories depend on the choice of theme. For example, for a tiger it was 2 rolls of orange tulle, 2 rolls of black tulle and a ribbon in tiger stripes. However, for a mermaid whose tulle almost reaches the ground it was already 9 rolls in 3 shades of green.
It is additionally worth checking what ready-made add-ons available. These are mainly headbands with ears and tails. There are many such extras available online, so sometimes it’s worth helping with ready-made items and focusing on the skirt yourself.
How to make a tutu skirt?
In this post you can find the detailed tutorial on how to make a tutu skirt with many hints and detailed instructions.
- Tulle in rolls 6″ wide x 25 yards long. The number of rolls depends on the size of the skirt, for small children (2-3years) 4 rolls are enough, for older ones (4-5years) 5 rolls. I buy in Polish e-shop Allegro, but I’ve seen them here as well.
- About 20’’ elastic band, 0,5’’ wide
- Measuring tape
Ideas and inspirations
We love creating costumes based on tutu skirts, because kids look lovely in them 🙂 Check out our ideas.
Tiger tutu costume
Ghost tutu costume
Mermaid tutu costume
Pumpkin tutu costume
Check out our ideas
If you are looking for more DIY costume ideas you can find them in Costume category.
You can find more ideas for playing with children in the DIY with children section.