To this date, this is my favorite Halloween costume that I’ve ever worn. It was such a genius idea, but ended up taking a lot more time and resources than I thought it would. However, it was totally worth it in the end with all of the compliments I received. I suggest making this costume if you’re a creative person who has quite a bit of time on their hands. Scroll down for directions on how to make the costume yourself!
DIY Loofah Halloween Costume
What You’ll Need:
- a box of about 100 safety pins
-a short tube-top dress (preferably in the color you want the loofah to be. I only had a black one, so I had to use that)
- a piece of rope (long enough to fit around your neck)
- 30-40 yards of tulle fabric in your choice of color (it’s better to buy more than less- I learned this the hard way and had some empty spots on mine. This also depends on your size.)
- Cut the tulle into manageable pieces and bunch/crumple the fabric together, forming what looks like a bath loofah.
- Secure each bunch of tulle fabric onto the dress/shirt with a safety pin. You may need to use a few pins for each bunch to keep it together and keep the shape. Make sure when you pin the tulle bunch to the dress that you aren’t scooping up a lot of the dress in the pin- otherwise it will bunch up your dress and you won’t be able to fit in it (this part is hard to explain, but if you mess up- you will know what I’m referring to!
- Try on the dress periodically to make sure it’s fitting and that it looks okay. If you have a friend to help pin- that’s great!
- Once you’re done pinning and you don’t see any noticeable empty spots, cut a section of white rope long enough to fit around your neck
- Secure the rope to the top of your loofah dress with a hot clue gun, safety pins, or a needle and thread. This will be the rope/handle of the loofah. You can tie the two ends together at the back of your neck to secure your new rope necklace
You’re done! You can add bubbles, some glitter spray for a wet appearance, or don a shower cap for extra appeal.