Halloween: Pumpkin Tutu Costume {Tutorial}

Halloween: Pumpkin Tutu Costume {Tutorial}

Halloween: Pumpkin Tutu Costume {Tutorial}

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Never know that cutting and tying tulle into tutu dress is such an easy task before making this Halloween Pumpkin tutu costume for my daughter.

It is, again, a quick and easy Halloween costume to make and can be completed in less than a day if you have all the materials on hand. Tulle is easily available at craft store and they are not expensive to buy. Feel the texture and get the soft type so that it is more comfortable to wear. I used 10 yards of tulle to make this knee length pumpkin tutu dress, you will need lesser for younger toddler and for shorter pumpkin tutu. Also, it can be adapted into a skirt tutu instead of dress.

Get the how-to-make the Pumpkin Tutu Halloween Costume after this…..

Make Halloween Pumpkin Tutu Costumes1. 10 yards of orange tulle or can-can netting, cut about 6″ wide (left) and keep the balance (right) if it has more than 3″ wide.
2. 1″ wide elastic band, about 3″- 4″ shorter than the intended wearer chest, sew ends together. The elastic will expand after being fully tied up with tulle strips.
3. 12″ x 12″ black felt or faux black velvet
4. Green Satin Ribbon of about 15 yards (1 roll)
5. some 1/4″ orange ribbon for decoration (optional)
6. some maple leaves for decoration (optional)

Make Halloween Pumpkin Tutu CostumesCut tulle to about 1 yard length or shorter for younger toddler.
Fold the 1 yard tulle into shorter length, cut away the selvage. Cut about 6″ wide/strip, you can use scissor to cut but roller cutter make things faster. The strips don’t have to be very straight and precised since one can hardly notice the unevenness when put together . If you have more than 3″ left at the end, don’t waste them, you can tie them in between those 6″ strips, again, no one will notice the different strip width.

Make Halloween Pumpkin Tutu CostumesFold your tulle strip into half, place it in front of the elastic band with the ends facing upward.
Make Halloween Pumpkin Tutu CostumesBring the ends down and behind the elastic band, insert into the loop and come out to the front.
Make Halloween Pumpkin Tutu CostumesPull and tighten the tulle in place as shown in the picture.
Make Halloween Pumpkin Tutu CostumesRepeat the steps until you get all the tulles tie on the elastic band. Slot the smaller left-over strips in between if you have.

Make Halloween Pumpkin Tutu CostumesStart crossing the green satin ribbon on the elastic band about 1 yard from the end. You might want to secure the first round with safety pin if you find that the ribbon is slippery.
Make Halloween Pumpkin Tutu CostumesContinue rolling and winding the ribbons on the band and fully cover-up the orange tulle. Cross the ribbon again when you’ve completed a round. Sew a few stitches to both the start and finish crossing to further secure the ribbon windings if needed.
Cut ribbon at 1 yard away.

Make Halloween Pumpkin Tutu CostumesSketch your favorite pumpkin face (Google search “pumpkin face” and you will find tons of them) and cut them out from the black felt or faux velvet.
Make Halloween Pumpkin Tutu CostumesSpread the tulle strips at the face area as wide as possible to prevent face from being plaited between the folds.
Pin the face onto the pumpkin tutu, catch a few layers of tulle and sew around with black thread.

Make Halloween Pumpkin Tutu CostumesLastly, embellish some orange ribbons and maple leaves on it to give more autumn look.

Off to “Trick And Treating” with brother who is wearing his skeleton costume and with their favorite sock skeletons that mama sewed!!!!

Halloween Trick or Treating

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  1. Pingback:Tutorial: Easy-sew pumpkin tutu costume for little girls · Sewing @ CraftGossip

  2. So pretty, and so girly!! I love the layers of tulle for the pumpkin!!

    I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:


  3. Oh my God! Seriously you are my hero. I love it! Can’t wait till my 4 yr old daughter comes home from school and show her the costume.

  4. Super original y muy lindo trabajo.

    Translation (by Google):
    Super cute and very original work.

  5. Aww, I LOVE this! It’s so pretty! Thanks so much for this, I’ll be linking.

  6. Hopefully this isn’t a duplicate comment, but I just couldn’t bear the idea of you not hearing my thoughts! This is a fabulous project — age and weather appropriate. She is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. I love this, I just located it on Pinterest and I would love for you to link this project up on my site to share with my other lovely followers. http://mommynmeblog.com/2012/09/perfect-pumpkin-week/

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  11. Made a version of this today for my 2 yr old who has a Halloween party at nursery on Weds. It’s a fantastic idea and has worked brilliantly. I got a piece of wide elastic and after knotting on the tulle strips (alternate orange and a golden colour) I fitted it to her chest measurement and attached Velcro to fasten. Instead of a halt-neck style strap, as she’s a little younger, I’ve actually used the green ribbon for shoulder straps, attached to the band the same way as the tulle and tied on the shoulders in simple bows. We found giant black buttons for eyes which I have simply threaded onto 2 of the tulle strips at the right spacing and tied behind, so that none of the other little ones can get them off to eat! Just got to find a hairband to cover with remaining tulle, make some felt leaves and do the nose and mouth and we’re all set. Thanks for a great idea!! I’ve enjoyed making it as much as she is enjoying already wearing it!

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