Super Sparkly Homemade Glinda Costume

For a fun Halloween costume run (race), a group of us decided to be Wizard of Oz.  I made my entire Glinda costume and got TONS of compliments, and was asked at least 25 times to stop and take pictures.  Unfortunately the picture I have doesn’t do it justice, but I’ll explain and hopefully that will help!¨I made the tutu out of MANY yards of tulle.  I used 4 different shades of pink, one sparkly, the others varying shades of pink.  I made one “layer” longer than the rest to give the skirt a fuller feel.  I honestly bought the first batch and decided it wasn’t enough tulle, so I went back 3 more times to by more.  The fuller the better in my opinion!

The Top

I then bought a pink tank top from a local cheap store ($6).  I bought fabric glue and large rhinestones from my local craft store ($3.99)  I carefully made patterns of rhinestones on the tank top.  I needed poufy sleeves, so I bought some fabric and sewed the biggest short, but poufy sleeves I could! I realized that in October in Chicago it could be really cold, and that Glinda does have long sleeves.  I bought a pair of pink leggings (on clearance for $3.50)

I cut the legs off and sewed them onto my poufy sleeves. I then bedazzled those and sewed a little loop out of elastic to fit around my middle finger (kept the sleeve down and looking pretty!)


I then made my wand, out of a long cardboard tube (which a rug from my school came delivered wrapped around).  I cut out a star from cardboard, painted and glittered it (using 4 different kinds of glitter).  I then added rhinestones to make it sparkle even more.  I also painted the tube, then used glitter paint to make it shine!


I made my hat/crown out of pink foam paper.  I cut out the shape, glued rhinestones and other glitter around the edges.  I also painted with leftover glitter paint from my want.

The moral of the story was, the more glitter the better! It took a bit of time and effort, but it is by far one of the best costumes I ‘ve ever worn, let alone made!  I’m obsessed, and am so pumped I get to wear it 2 more times!

Also, this was a costume meant to be comfortable, as I was supposed to run a half-marathon in it (but I broke my foot ). The skirt could be bigger, or longer to look a bit more like Glinda if you would like!

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2 thoughts on “Super Sparkly Homemade Glinda Costume”

  1. Do you have any idea how many yards you used of tulle for the skirt? and did you tie it using the loop knot method or something fancier?


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