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September 24, 2014 5 Comments
Here at Sparkle in Pink we love coming up with creative Halloween costumes.
This year, the girls wanted to dress up as super heroes, and we wanted to make it a little more sparkly!
We made some tutus to match our already adorable Super Hero Capes that you can purchase here:
For the tutu we used the following items. We found all of it at our local craft store.
You will need:
Tulle (we prefer using the tulle by the roll)
Scissors or a rotary cutter\
Ruler or Straight Edge
Needle and Thread or Glue Gun (not pictured)
Measure your little girls’ waistband and minus 3”. This will be the length you need to cut your elastic. Our little model had a waist measurement of 20” so we cut our elastic at 17”.
Overlap the edges of your elastic and either zig zag stitch or hot glue them together. It should look like this.
Measure the length you want your tutu to be and double it. This will be the length of your tulle strips. We wanted our tutus to be just above the knee. We measured and our model was 10” from hip to knee. So we cut our tulle strips 20” long. The tulle by the roll is already 6” wide so we didn’t have to cut the width, just the length.
Wrap your strips of tulle around your elastic following the steps in the pictures.
You can wrap the elastic around your leg or around a piece of sturdy cardboard to hold it in place.
Fold your tulle strip in half and slide the end under the elastic as shown.
Then pull the ends through the loop you have created pulling it tight.
It should look like this when you are finished.
Continue to wrap your tulle pieces in the pattern of your choice. It should start to look like this.
We used 3-4 rolls of tulle per tutu. You can use more or less depending on how fluffly you want it to be.
After our tutu was finished we added embellishments to it. We found some white felt stickers and glued them to the tutu in random places. We also added a big Sparkly Bow on the side. You could add all sorts of things. Be creative! There are no rules!
Here are some examples of things you could do. We added felt spiders to our Spider Girl Tutu and some acrylic gemstones to our Super Girl Tutu.
After our tutu was put together we wanted to complete the costume with a super hero mask!
We found some plain felt masks at the craft store and decided to add a little bling!
Here are the materials we used:
Felt mask (premade or you could cut out your own)
Glitter Fabric Paint
We used the fine tip on the fabric paint bottle to embellish around the eyes
Then we added a felt star and outlined that in gold glitter paint as well.
The perfect super hero mask!
They are perfect with combat boots!!
The girls had such an amazing time running around and taking pictures in these costumes!
We hope you enjoyed this tutorial! We would love to see the tutus and costume ideas our customers have so send us your pictures!! Have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
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