My daughter Kelsie is a senior in college and this past Saturday was their Fall Festival. We went to visit and brought up a few things she needed for some Halloween costumes. She is a dance major and there are several events this week...some for dance and some for fun. The dance costume will be the Black Swan and the fun costume will be Princess Leia. I brought up her light saber from when she was younger. Lol
Here is her Black Swan costume...it's not the finished picture with full hair and makeup, but I asked her to send a picture from school for this post. She still looks fabulous.
Come on in and see how easy it is to make...
Here's what you need...
- 5 yards black tulle...$1.25 per yard at Walmart. Less if making it for a child
- black ribbon...long enough to go around your waist and tie into a bow
- safety pins
- black feathers. I couldn't find feathers, but I found a black feather ornament clip in the Christmas section of Walmart for $1.25
- black chenille stems. The package of 25 was $1.00, but you only need a few.
- black plastic mask...50 cents
- your own black leotard or one piece black bathing suit
Tulle is usually 54 inches wide. It come off the bolt folded at 27 inches.
Keep it folded.
Fold at the top...
Two raw edges at the bottom.
I sewed a straight line of stitching the length of the 5 yards about 1 1/2 inches down from the fold.
That will form a channel for the ribbon.
Cut your ribbon to size.
Pin a large safety pin to the end.
Thread the pin and the ribbon through the channel.
Pull and push the pin through dragging the ribbon through.
From here on, I don't have pictures, because Kelsie put it together herself at school.
She tied it around her waist. Then brought up the raw edges, in 3-4 places and tucked it up under the ribbon and safety pinned it to make it poofy.
She also took a piece of the tulle and gathered it up a little and clipped it to the neckline of her leotard and then added the feathers.
Then she made the crown out of pipe cleaners...aka, chenille stems.
This is the feather and small piece of tulle pinned at the neckline.
Perfect Black Swan...although she doesn't have an evil bone in her body!
Great job, Kelsie!! Love you to pieces...send more pictures when you can!
Hope this tutorial was helpful, even if you just need a simple tutu for any costume.