Costumes aren't just for Halloween! Some kids (and adults) enjoy wearing costumes any time, so why not make your own? See how easy these DIY tutu costumes are to make at home.
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Can anyone make a DIY Tutu Costume?
Absolutely. Making a DIY costume with tutu is a great project for a non-crafter. You will so pleased with the results!
First, follow my simple tutorial for a no-sew tulle skirt. It's just two supplies and doesn't take much time.
Once you know the technique, you can combine a tutu with your own leotard or tee for an adorable costume. And this goes for babies, kids or adults. It's just a matter of sizing!
We used a Halloween tee that my daughter already had, black leggings, and embellished a witch's hat with leftover tulle. Since we had the hat in our dress-up box, this costume cost less than $7.00!
Ideas for DIY Tutu Costumes
It's a simple formula, really: just add a simple top to your tutu skirt, plus any accessories you'd like. We made a witch, but you can make almost anything that your child would like!
Craft Passion used orange tulle for this pumpkin costume. By adding green ribbon around the waistband and black felt accents for the face, it's a very cute interpretation of a Jack o' Lantern.
Once you see how easy this DIY M&M costume is to make, you can adapt it for other sizes. The whole family can be M&Ms!
Diana Rambles shares a tutorial to make an adult-sized tutu. Then she turns it into this fantastic Pokeball costume!
Tatertots and Jello shares three ways to use a DIY Tutu, including this Mermaid Costume.
5 Minutes for Mom shares a DIY Bunny Costume and DIY Fawn Costume, both based around a no sew tutu.
This easy tutorial will show you how to make a Minnie Mouse with tulle skirt, then you can scale it down for a little girl or up for an adult.
Nikki used a purchased pettiskirt for this adorable Bat, but you could easily make your own using black tulle.
This no sew costume is perfect for your Sesame Street fan. What a cute baby or toddler Halloween costume idea!
Bird's Crafts used her tutu to make a Pink Fairy Tutu. With a leotard, onesie or any cute top, you just need a fairy wand to complete this costume.
This Mischievous Mouse from Meet Penny is just adorable! Let your child help pick the colors for the other parts of the costume.
More Halloween Costumes
We made our own costumes for years, times three kids! Hope you find some inspiration in these other Halloween posts here at MoneywiseMoms. You'll find even more on my Halloween Pinterest board.