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.