Three of my friends and myself made the Homemade Loofa Costume. We ended up winning second place in a huge costume contest. We had our boyfriends dress up as bars of soap.
We used a white tube dress and dyed it (using Rit dye) the color we wanted our loofas to be. We then lopped about 30 yards of tulle around the dresses back and forth and used safety pins to hold it in place. It took several attempts at pinning the whole thing to get it right and then we used extra tulle to fill in any holes.
We got simple rope from Lowes and simply looped it around our necks (we chose not to attach them to the dress, we just stuffed it in the front). We also got headbands and attached balloons to them to look like bubbles. With everything included it probably ended up costing about $40.
We got tons of compliments all night. Everyone LOVED the Loofa idea and we actually made back some of the money we spent on the costumes by winning the costume contest.
This year I had a broken leg but still made it out for Halloween. I had a lot of time on my hands and decided to make a Homemade Loofa Costume. I just used a nude colored tube top dress and I got pink and purple tule and lots of safety pins and pinned it on the inside of the dress. I had purple tights on and wore pink fishnets over them. Also got the string at the fabric store and blue bubbles all night.
It took about 2-3 hours to pin all the tule on it was pretty easy, had to make several trips to the fabric store to get the whole thing filled out so it ended up being about 40 yards of material, luckily it was on sale and only cost about $25. It was lots of fun most people could tell what I was but I was on crutches and for some reason people thought I was some kind of fairy. Once I told them what it was, people got it and said I had a great costume!
I went with the Loofah Halloween costume this year. I, too, got the idea from Wendy on the Coolest Homemade costumes website. I pretty much made my costume the same way as everyone else on here did.
I didn't actually use tulle though, I think what I bought was called netting I'm not really familiar with the different fabric terms. I also got a long tank top at Good Will because I didn't want to ruin one of my own. And then some green thread and safety pins.
To actually make each section or "puff" I folded a longish piece of the netting in half and weaved the thread in and out and then scrunched it all together. After that I pinned it to the tank top with safety pins. I think it took four layers total. Oh and when I say "I", I mean my mom...she ended up taking over making it for me.
I don't remember the total price but I'm pretty sure it was under $15.
For Halloween 2010 I wanted to go as something not everyone was going to be. so I actually got my idea from this site!! I thought the loofa was very cute and it really was easy to make once you get the hang of it. My friend got her idea from here too and went as a bowl of easy mac. every body loved our costumes!!!