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Adult Tutu Tutorial for Pokemon Ball Costume

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See how easy it is to make an Adult Tutu. You can use it to show off your love of Pokémon with this Pokemon Ball Costume or add it to a different costume.

Pokemon Ball Adult Tutu Costume Tutorial

I am a Halloween DIY costume person. I love to come up with simple costumes so that I can avoid buying a costume. Over the years I have made cows, a ghillie suit, several couples costumes, and many costumes for my children. This year was no exception.

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. Pokemon fans should check out my free printables.

The scroll down to see how I made the Pokemon part of my costume and keep scrolling to the bottom of this post to find out how to make the adult tutu. The next section tells you how I did the Pokemon part of this costume. Check out more DIY Halloween Costume Ideas.

Pokemon Ball Adult Tutu Costume


An adult tutu is made with ribbon and tulle. No sewing is needed. Get directions at the bottom of the post.

The easy crafting tutorial can be adapted for various widths and lengths and can be customized with any color you want.

I am pleased with how the tutu turned out. My other homemade costumes include a transforming Pop-Up Camper, a couples’ S’more Costume, and simple Couples T-shirt Costumes.


How to Make a 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 will wear it on Halloween when it is chilly out.


My daughter tried the costume on too. It is sort of baggy, but adorable on her.

What sort of costume would you make a tutu for?

How to Make an Adult Tutu Tutorial - Want a tutu for a Halloween costume or party? Follow this easy Adult Tutu tutorial to make an inexpensive addition to your wardrobe.
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Adult Tutu Tutorial

Adult Tutu Tutorial

See how easy it is to make your own adult-sized tutu!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $10


  • 6" wide white tulle, approximately 80-100+ yards depending on the fullness and length you want
  • grosgrain ribbon, I used 1" wide


  • scissors


  1. Figure out how much ribbon you need by wrapping the narrow ribbon around your waist and cutting the length. Make sure you, allow enough extra so that you can tie a big bow in the back.
  2. Unroll and cut the tulle into 48" lengths. I measured the first cut and then used that length 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 the tulle longer or shorter than 48" depending on the length you want.
  3. Fold a piece of tulle in half and loop over the ribbon.
  4. Pull the ends through the loop until a loop knot is formed.
  5. Continue this process with each cut length of tulle to form a full skirt. I did not 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.
  6. Even out the tulle as needed.
  7. Tie the tutu around your waist.


This tutu can go with any costume. So many possibilities!

Please share your creation on this pin over at Pinterest.

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