I’m so excited to share my Martha Stewart moment with you guys. My Halloween costume for this year was a total DIY experiment and it turned out great! Dressing up as a loofah was not only super fun, it was also ridiculously comfortable! We were stopped multiple times and asked to pose for photos, and obviously we happily obliged (helloooo 5 minutes of fame!)
Since a bunch of friends asked, I am going to share how I created the Loofah/bath puff/bath sponge (wtv you call it!) costume. Don’t be afraid of the instructions, it took me 30 minutes to make the entire thing!
MATERIALS YOU NEED:
I got all of the material at Joann Fabrics. I’m sure any fabric store in your area will carry these items.
- 25 yards of Matte Tulle (I went with the color cranberry)
- 1.5 yards of elastic (I got 3/4 inch width but you could go with 1/2 inch as well)
- 1.5 yard of braided rope
- American Apparel Tube Dress (I already owned this)
Start by cutting your 25 yards of tulle into 10 equal length pieces. That means each piece will be 2.5 yards in length. 1 Yard is 3 feet so each individual piece will be 7.5 feet long. (FYI The tulle should come folded in half already, DO NOT unfold it.)
Take each 2.5 yard piece and fold it into half, then another half. Each piece will now be 0.625 yards in length.
Take the elastic and cut 1 piece out to fit your waist and another piece out to fit you right below your bust line. Measure these pieces, cut them out and then just tie a tight knot at the end of each piece.
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