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Coolest Loofah Costume 2

by Brenda
(Plain City, OH)

Homemade Showerpuff Girl Loofah Costume

Homemade Showerpuff Girl Loofah Costume

I wanted something unique and funny for my company costume contest. I saw the girl in the green loofah on this website, and I was sold! (thanks Wendy in FL!)

I decided to be a loofah, but expand on it a little. I bought 20 yards of purple netting on sale for $.77/yd. (tulle will work too), 1 yard of white cording, and box of safety pins at a craft store. I had an old black dress that I never wore, so I cut it off just above the knee. This was my base to anchor the netting to. A tank top would probably work too or even a t-shirt.

Then, I just started bunching the netting and safety pinning it until I covered the dress completely. It only took about an hour. You could sew it, but that would take a lot longer. When it was done, I thought it still needed "something".

So, I went to a costume store and got a purple clown wig for $4 and a white mask for $.60 (they were having a great sale). I have a long sleeved purple shirt to wear and black pants. When it was all finished I decided to call myself the "Showerpuff Girl" and be a "CLEAN" super hero!

To top it off, I am going to take a bottle of bubbles and blow bubbles during the costume contest. I think I have a good chance? what do you think? Even if I don't win, I know I will get some laughs!

Total Cost: $23

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by: Anonymous

Love it!!

by: Anonymous

I was all over this site the other day and decided to be a loofah. So I went to the fabric store and bought 20 yards of purple netting! Also fake eye lashes, and a bottle of body wash which im swited out to be bubbles! Great minds think alike!!

by: Anonymous

Sweet idea... En route to fabric store right now!

by: Anonymous

Totally awesome...

that's all there is to it..

by: pretty pink

I love your outfit i bought 25yards of pink stuff and sewed it, bunched together and I bought big eye lashes and wore tights

by: Anonymous

I am going to do this on Friday and I am super excited!! Thanks for the explanation of how to construct!

Need HELP!
by: Anonymous


So do you cut the netting first and then pin it or how does that work? OK, so I'm a little crazy to do this the night before but I am willing to stay up late!

by: Anonymous

Awesome costume! I decided to buy blue tulle to make my loofah costume.

I am looking for that netting
by: bill V.

I am looking to get my hands on some of that loofah netting. Where can i buy it?


Response to Questions
by: Brenda - Costume Creator

First, sorry for not responding. I know its probably too late now as Halloween is over... but here goes.

Bill V. -- You can get nylon netting or tulle at any fabric/craft store.

Anonymous - RE: Need Help! -- There was no cutting involved. I just bunched it on the outside of the dress (the base), and safety pinned it from the underneath, so that none of the safety pins were showing. I did this all the way around until it was covered. I hope you figured it out!! Sorry for not responding sooner!

Thanks for all the comments!! I didn't win the contest at work. Some guy dressed up as Hulk Hogan and wore a yellow speedo...needless to say, he had the "shock factor" and he got the votes. I did get plenty of laughs though, so it was still worth it!! :0)

to add a little something
by: Anonymous

I'm going to make one too but I have decided to get some polyfil and make a 'soap suds' hat and maybe put some in various places on the loofah!

how wide was the tulle?
by: Anonymous

You bout 20/30yards but how wide was the tulle? My local fabric shop sells tulle 1m wide for 7$ or under skirt netting for 2.40$ a yard and they are 1m wide also. Thanks

my purple loofah!
by: Anonymous

successfully made mine today. bought 26 yards of purple toulle. I chose the coarsest kind I could find at just over $1.00 per yard. no cutting involved. I bought a large shirt, cut it's sleeves off and made it into a short dress.

I used safety pins to do all the work. I chose to spraypaint my safety pins a matching purple so that they would blend in better. The whole process of pinning the fabric and bunching only took me about 2.5 hours.

I also used upholstery cord because it was super thick and only .29 per yard.

Wore this over black leggings and a form fitting black long sleeve shirt. It was a hit!

by: Anonymous

Would you suggest cutting the tulle into strips, bunching the strips and then safety pinning each bunch on? Or try to safety pin all 25yrds in one go?

Re: Advice
by: Brenda - Costume Creator

I did not cut it into strips. I just left it on the cardboard and unrolled it as I went. It really didn't take me long at all. I was looking for easy.

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Coolest Loofah Costume 5

by Jaclyn
(Lexington, Ky, USA)

Loofah Costume

Loofah Costume

I saw the two other loofahs on this site and started working right away on my loofah costume. However, I couldn't find any direct instructions to make it, so I figured I'd add some of my own.

First, this is what to buy: I found a long shirt/dress a the local department store on sale for about $9. I then bought 22 yards of purple netting (the coarse kind)for $.77 a yard, a box of 200 safety pins $2, and a yard and half of thick cording at my local fabric shop $.89 a yard.

Prep: The netting was folded twice, so I left it that way and started cutting squares out. The width and height being the width of the folded material.

The assembly: I took each square and unfolded the first fold and cut at the crease. This gave me roughly 2 layers of netting that were one and a half foot each. I then took 2 layers at a time and pinned the four corners together and onto the dress, making what I called a "puff". I did this randomly to make it look like a real loofah. For another "real" touch, I also reach into each "puff" and separated the two layers a bit to help cover any stray safety pins showing through.

All together, it took around two hours to get everything done, but definitely worth it. I went to two parties with the loofah and won most creative/most original/most purple/most awesome/most fuzzy/cleanest costume.

Hope this helps! Good luck!

Total cost: approx $30

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Coolest Loofah Halloween Costume 8

by Amanda
(San Jose, CA)

Loofah Halloween Costume

Loofah Halloween Costume

I wanted to be something completely different and not wear some expensive piece of plastic from a Halloween store. So, I went to a fabric shop, purchased 20 yards of pink tulle, a load of safety pins and some big rope looking thing, voila! Pink Loofah. For less than $20.

This Loofah Halloween costume was great. People kept rubbing their faces, cleaning themselves off.

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