Saturday, October 29, 2011

How to Be a Bath Puff For Halloween!


Go HERE for a How to.....

Please note that they are wearing sleeveless tube tops/tanks and shorts underneath. These are women in their mid 20's.  Younger girls could wear a body suit and leggings underneath. 

I think I've seen every type of Halloween costume around.  Except this one.  This is my girl (left) and her friend in their Bath Puff costumes. On Wednesday I met her for lunch and we tried to figure out how she could make this by herself with no sewing and no gluing as netting doesn't stay stuck with glue. The prototype had to something you could easily sit down and be reasonably comfy. So over the proverbial paper napkin, we came up with a plan. You may also like to see how she turned a mans shirt into a tunic dress HERE

She went home and made this all by herself.  Her friend made one too and they donned their heels and took a taxi across town dressed as a pair of loofahs.  I think they both did a super job of it.

DUE TO AN OVERWHELMING DEMAND FOR A HOW TO....i HAVE POSTED DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS HERE...Bath Pouff Loofah Costume How to Instructions.

73 comments:

  1. HA!

    So I saw a costume recently as well. I am embarrassed to say what it was. But it wasn't nearly as comfy as these.


    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  2. That's hilarious...of course you would have to be as cute as those two to pull this off!

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  3. Clever and gave me such a laugh .. they are so pretty !

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  4. Brilliant! - That is the best (and prettiest) halloween outfit I've ever seen!

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  5. Cute!! I love costumes and ideas like this. We made a cupcake costume for my college age daughter last weekend that turned out cute. But this will definitely be remembered for next year. I love this idea and thanks so much for explaining how you did it!!!

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    1. How did you make a cupcake costume?

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  6. That is hilarious! You should send this one to Martha S.

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  7. Adorable! I agree, this is a send to Martha..
    xx
    z

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  8. Oh my these are great! They will be the hit of Halloween. Kit

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  9. What a brilliant idea, mind you I think your girl and her friend wear it a lot better than ever I could. Hope they have a really fun night.

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  10. excellent costume! Not one I would wear (sadly) but I am sending this picture to my neighbors teenage daughter - she will love it!

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  11. Oh my gosh, that's hilarious! Of course it doesn't hurt that they're both absolutely gorgeous!

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  12. So adorable and clever

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  13. This is so clever! On all accounts. Hope they were the hit of wherever they were going. Ann

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  14. Oh my goodness, aren't they both so gorgeous!

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  15. cute! they can definitely pull this off.... but I'm not sure anyone else could! super adorable!

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  16. This is SUPER cute and I'd like to try to make this! In step 3, do you cute lengthwise or width-wise to create the 8 pieces? I actually have one 5-yard piece and one 15-yard (due to the roll at the craft store). Hope that doesn't matter!

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  17. Gina, roll out all of your yardage length wise and cut your pieces. She unrolled it all and then cut it off in strips, then she folded them like making a bow, and tied it in the middle. Hope this helps. That way you have lots of layers.

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    1. I am making my loofah costume tonight an it's turning out pretty good except when I fluff it, it seems like it goes back to the way it was. Any suggestions on how to keep it fluffed?

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  18. They look so cute I'm surprised you didn't make them stay and and have their own party.

    xo Jane

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  19. You gotta love Halloween! The creativity is amazing.

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  20. That is truly spectacular! I can honestly say I've never seen a bath puff costume. So cute!

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  21. They're so cute! I wonder how many requests they'll get to scrub someone's back ; ) xo

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  22. they actually look fantastic and very authentic!

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  23. I love it. What a creative costume. will totally have to steal your idea next year.

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  24. This is the cutest costume I've seen all year! Great job!!

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  25. This costume is awesome... I want to be this next year

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  26. I am confused on the 4th and 5th step! What am I using the 6" elastic piece for in step 4? And how many pieces do I tie around it? I LOVE this costume!!!!

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  27. My version of this costume turned out great! It was a big hit at work... wish I could post a photo! The elastic strips are used to cinch / tie the middle of the folded pieces of netting. You'll stick that part under the elastic around your body before poofing out the layers.

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  28. Love this idea! Will definitely be one next year!

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  29. where does it say the steps? I can't find them!

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  30. Where are the steps to making this??? I am very curious and cant find it either

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  31. i am so doing it this halloween, and my boyfriend is going to be bodywash...gonna be a great couples costume!! thanks for sharing it!!

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  32. Could you post some revised directions for this costume? It is super cute and I'm really interested in making it, but I don't understand where the 6 inch segment of elastic goes and how the loofah looks so full when you are only tying the fabric at your chest and hips.

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    1. Hi Anon,

      I am "girl child's" friend in the photo. I made my loofa a tad differently so I'll post my instructions too.

      I bought a simple black cotton stretch skirt, and black cotton stretch tube top from H&M ($8 each). Then I also cut the Tulle lengthwise into segments. TO be honest, I did not measure them. However I scrunched up each segment and held it together with an elastic and they were each about the size of a large bath puff.
      Next step: I pinned each segment to the shirt until it was full. Then I did the same to the skirt. I fluffed them up making sure you couldn't see any black fabric from my skirt or shirt. Then I added a few extra scrunched up tulle puffs and pinned them - just for added volume.

      Ta da :)

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  33. Cute! I was a bar of soap once for halloween. It would go great with this idea!

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  34. love it! i making this as we speak. thank you for sharing!

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  35. This is too cute! But i don't understand the directions. Its confusing. Someone post a video or have a revised version of the directions? Thanks!!:)

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  36. Thanks for the idea! Our fabric store carries the netting in a 2 foot length bolt or in a 3 foot length bolt. What length should we use? I realize I need 20 yards, but what was your width?

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  37. Wow alle Kleider sah so schön, ich denke kaufen einige Kleider. kostüme halloween

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  38. I love this idea and so want to do it!

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  39. ok so im not sure what im doing wrong but i needed twice the material listed so the elastic wouldnt show. i followed directions exactly but my layers are much longer and my finished product just looks like a huge pink tutu with a rope. what am i doing wrong???? im feet of material in at this point and only have one layer... not a top and bottom! help!

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    1. Rachel, I am going to try and post some better instructions today. Hang in there.

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  40. The link isn't working for me. I click on it and it asks me to sign into my google account. Help!

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  41. And now it says that I just can't access the page!! Haha I need to know how to make this costume! :)

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  42. i figured it out! my husband actually helped me!!! i took it all apart and started over. i still needed closer to 25 yards but im finally done and it looks great! i even made earrings out of trial size dove soap boxes and a soap on a rope purse! thanks so much!

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  43. im not sure after you have completed 3 seperate elastics with the netting and poof it up do they just slip around your waist, stomach and again up higher around your body?
    will it be able to cover your butt or shorts you wear?
    the pictures are clear and understandable but after they are completed do you just put them around you?

    any help would be great!
    thanks

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    1. Rachel, here is a better how to...http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=3156470752771486926#editor/target=post;postID=4335745656989858867

      You will make 2 layers and wear them like a skirt with shorts or leggings.

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  44. for some reason i cannot open this link and it says i have to log in. I am new to this so not sure how to get in.

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    1. Try this one. If this does not work, then just scroll to the top of my blog. There is a photo of the costume and click on photo to view how to.
      http://www.razmatazblog.blogspot.ca/2012/09/loofah-bath-pouff-costume-how-to.html

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  45. I have no idea what material you used for the puffs. Is it Tulle cause you said not too and i can't find anything online besides fence netting etc and tulle.
    please rply!!!!!

    xoxolils

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  46. I did this for halloween in 2010, everyone loved it!!

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  47. I have no idea what material you used for the puffs. Is it Tulle cause you said not too and i can't find anything online besides fence netting etc and tulle.

    please reply1!!!!!!
    thanks!

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  48. Was the girl on the right on Say Yes to the Dress?

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  49. Cortnee HackOctober 30, 2012 10:58 PM
    I am making my loofah costume tonight an it's turning out pretty good except when I fluff it, it seems like it goes back to the way it was. Any suggestions on how to keep it fluffed?

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  50. Made my costume tonight! It turned out great!!
    Thank-you so much for sharing your wonderful idea!!

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  51. Thanks for your help with the instructions! Mine came out wonderful, my boyfriend was a box of old spice soap and we won 1st place for the costume contest!!

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  52. This is my first time i visit here.
    I found so many interesting and tiny technniques are used in body painting.
    I plan to start my improve my knowledge in body painting,still now i knw only the make supplies but after seeing this i am showing much interest to learn about body art...
    keep up the good work.

    liquid latex

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  54. Awww this is soo cute! Actually, I've been looking for some cute and nice Halloween costumes for this halloween and I think I got some ideas here. Thanks to you dear...

    Cheers!

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  55. I was browsing for really scary, funny, amazing, cool, clever,dyi and unique Halloween costumes and so I found this post. I hope it’s fine with you if I could pin some to my Pinterest boards. Thank you so much and keep on sharing informative posts !

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  56. Lovely costumes. Great job, i hope you dont mind if i pin your pic to my board. Thanks and keep sharing!

    Cheers and hugs
    Halloween Costumes ideas

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