This Homemade Loofah Halloween Costume is simple to make, costs about $35 and gets rave reviews from all that see it. I won prizes at work and a Halloween party! I used 30 yards of netting from Joanne’s fabric store (had a coupon for 40% off), got a $3.99 t shirt there and safety pins as well. Get at least the 1 ½ inch size as the smaller pins are harder to use. We probably used 50-70 pins.
One person loops the netting on the outside of the shirt and the second person, pins the netting from the inside of the shirt. Our loops were between 4-5” tall. We didn’t cut the netting – it is just continually pinned on the shirt. Start at the bottom, on the front and pin all the way around back and then start another row. We fluffed the loops when we were done.
I added a homemade sales tag on the loop of rope. I just searched for “bar code” in my clip art, pasted that in and then added: Bath and Body Works, Signature Collection, Loofah.
I work at a high school. The girls all knew right away what I was. Most of the boys had to be given hints. If I called it a ‘scrubbie’, they seemed to understand.
I got my idea for the Homemade Loofah Halloween Costume from this site.
I took a black tank dress, 30 yards of netting, and tons of safety pins to complete the costume. I cut the netting into large squares, stitched around the sides with a needle and thread and pulled the thread tight to gather it into a puff. Then, I took the puff and pinned in to the dress. I wore a black, long-sleeved shirt under the costume (it was cold on Halloween), black shorts and leggings.
I also took some silver heels and covered them with white, iridescent glitter. To make the bubble headpiece, I used clear, miniature Christmas balls that I found @ Hobby Lobby. I just removed the metal thingy from the top and then used e6000 glue to attach to a head band.
The costume was a huge hit! I even won a costume contest! Me and my loofah are on so many strangers' cameras! I can't even begin to tell you how many people just "had to have a picture with me!"
Last year I went as a bath loofah; it was the best costume of the night! Everywhere I turned, people were rubbing? and scrubbing? up on me! I started with a green t-shirt from a craft store; Michael's and Hobby Lobby have them for decent prices.
I used tons and tons of safety pins and layers of tulle to create the look. A piece of rope completed the whole thing. Underneath my totally rocking Homemade Loofah Halloween Costume, I wore black leggings and flat black shoes. This could be a "sexy" costume if paired with a short skirt or dress. Tip: Make sure the pieces are long wide strips, then just keep looping and pinning.
Crush the tulle with your hands before to get it as fluffy and full as possible. Also, instead of starting to pin from the top down, try starting in the middle so as to blend it all together.
We wanted an original group idea and searched all the stores, and decided on a DIY "The Loofahettes" Loofah costume. We took 15 yards of each color tulle, wrapped ourselves once over and used that as a base. Then we took bunches and started stapling and safety pinning like crazy.
Underneath we just wore a long sleeve tee and black yoga pants. Next we took a nylon rope and used it as a necklace, a same color wig to accessorize. We also took a girls colored headband and hot glued old clear and silver xmas ornaments onto to look like bubbles, and we blew bubbles when out as well.
It turned out great and we even took home a 1st place prize at a local pub for a free beer barrel party!!