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!
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.
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.