I entered a Halloween-themed 10K run. I wanted a unique costume that would be comfortable to run in. I remembered seeing a shower costume at a party, and I thought it would be really cool to be a have a Homemade Loofah Costume.
I bought 2 rolls of bright purple tulle online, a box of 2" safety pins, a purple tank top, and some thick rope (about 2-3' I found at a hardware store). I cut the tulle into approximately 1" squares and folded so that all the ends would be tucked inward (the edges of the rough tulle fray a little and I wanted to contain that as much as possible). I fastened it into a flower-like shape and used safety pins to hold the shape the way I wanted it to be, and to secure it to the purple tank top. I did this until I had a very full-looking, convincing loofah.
Then, I used safety pins to attach the rope around the back of the neck and down the shoulders to look like the rope on a loofah. I decided to go a step further and buy plastic Christmas ornaments (plastic, round, clear ornaments that are usually found at Michaels) to safety pin in various places on the loofah to look like soap bubbles. Last, I bought shiny white beaded necklaces and hot-glued them to a headband to look like more bubbles.
The result was fantastic! I helped a friend make a similar one in hot pink and my husband dressed as a shower to complete our themed look. The costume was a huge hit- we were photographed a lot! By the way, this was extremely easy to run in.
My sister and I decided to do something fun this year and checked out your website for ideas. We went to Hobby Lobby and with just around $20, we purchased 200 yards of bridal tulle (3-4 rolls on sale for $5 each), some safety pins and rope and made our Homemade Loofah Costumes!
We just used some clothes we already had and cut the tulle and bunched it up and pinned it on to our clothes. I used a long tank top and my sister used a dress. Then we pinned on the rope. I braided some trim from the fabric store and my sister bought some rope at the hardware store! We had lots of fun on Halloween and we even had a gal ask us if she could exfoliate...ewwwwe...but it was funny!
I also hot glued an iridescent Christmas ornament onto a barrette so it looked like I had bubbles on my head. It’s a great costume if you looking for something fun!
I use a Loofah everyday and thought it would be a super easy costume to make and possibly win a contest with. My boyfriend had no idea what he wanted to be, so I had him make a quick soap costume to sport with me. We received several compliments on the creativity for our Soap and Loofah Couple Costume and that people had wanted to borrow the idea for next year.
This picture was taken while giving out Halloween candy, we had forgotten to take a picture during the party, so we are bundled up for the chilly weather (see the snow behind us? :[).