I don’t know why, but I feel the need to DIY all the kid’s Halloween costumes until they don’t let me anymore. This Loofah Costume I made for Pia 5 years ago is STILL asked about so I had to make a quick little DIY video for you and update ya’ll with some detailed instructions below.
First off, this costume is CHEAP and EASY. So if you’re the mom that doesn’t have lot of time, doesn’t have a budget for store bought costumes, or just thinks this loofah is the cutest thing you’ve ever seen, then you’re in the right place. Here’s what you need:
- Tulle Fabric (I used about 5 yards)
- Rope (About 2 yards)
- White Onesie (go with a bigger size)
- Needle and thread
- Clear Hair Elastics
Start off by cutting the sleeves off. You want as little showing on top as possible so the skinnier you can get it the better. For Pia’s costume, I found an old white tank top onesie which made things easier. Use what ya got!
Cut your tulle into rectangles. Mine were roughly 17″x12″ and they don’t need to be perfect.
Next you’ll scrunch up the cut tulle from the middle making a little bow tie pasta look. I had tied the middle tight with string but it’s also easy to use the clear elastics to hold it in place.
You’ll then sew these pieces of tulle on the onesie from the middle you just tied up. Don’t worry if you can’t sew. I’m merrily looping a thread around the tulle and back through the onesie and tying it tightly from the inside. You’ll do this sporadically around the onesie until it looks full.
Once you’ve filled it up, check to make sure there aren’t any spots that show the onesie. Try not to do too much near the neck because we don’t want it covering their face.. thus resulting in a crying baby haha. Attach the thick white rope in a loop to the onesie, anywhere you want to. Afterwards, I would fold over the edge of the tulle in, just slightly, to make it look more loofah-like.
AND THAT’S ALL FOLKS! Stick your kids in the loofah and let everyone ooo and aww at your cute little Loofah Baby.