I have made my Halloween costume. Since I love playing Pokémon GO, I wanted to have some kind of costume related to Pokémon. I considered one of the many Pokémon that I like but ultimately decided that a Poké Ball would be easiest.
This tutorial shows how I made my Pokemon costume as well as how to make an adult tutu. Check out more DIY Halloween Costume Ideas.
Pokemon Ball Adult Tutu Costume
6″ wide white tulle, approximately 80-100+ yards depending on the fullness and length you want
grosgrain ribbon, I used 1″ wide
wide black ribbon
a red shirt
How to Make a Tutu for an Adult
Wrap the narrow ribbon around your waist and cut the length, allowing for a big bow in back.
Cut the tulle into 48″ lengths. I measured the first cut and then used it as a guide for the others. It doesn’t take very long to cut all the tulle. I wanted a fluffy tutu, so I used over 100 yards. Cut longer or shorter than 48″ depending on the length you want.
Fold a piece of tulle in half and loop over the ribbon.
Pull the ends through the loop until a loop knot is formed.
Continue this process with each length of tulle. I didn’t realize that I had a mix of plain and glitter tulle until they were cut, so I alternated the plain and glitter for an even look.
Even out the tulle as needed.
Tie the tutu around your waist.
I’m pleased with how the tutu turned out.
Pokémon Ball Belt
Start out with measuring the length of your belt, which is the Poké Ball locking bar. Do this with the tutu on so that you get the right fit, including a bow to tie it in the back.
Cut a circle out of the black felt to represent the outside of the release button.
Cut a smaller circle out of the white felt to represent the inside of the release button.
Glue the white circle onto the center of the black circle.
Glue the complete circle to the middle front of the black ribbon.
Getting into the costume is easy. First, put on the red shirt. Next, tie on the white tutu. Finally, tie on the black belt.
How cute is that? I am modeling the outfit over black pants and long-sleeved shirt because that is how I’ll wear it on Halloween when it’s chilly out.