4

Halloween Costume Ideas: Girly Clown Costume

IMG_7809

Materials

  • leotard
  • 2 skeins of yarn (yellow and pink)
  • yarn pom pom maker
  • scissors
  • tights or leg warmers
  • arm bands/gloves
  • 110 yards of tulle
  • 1 yard of thick elastic (waistband)
  • top hat headband
  • sparkle pom poms (mixed colors)
  • feather embellishments
  • suspenders

Instructions:

For this this costume we started out with a basic pink ballet leotard and embellished the entire thing.

Clown Halloween Costume-004

First, we used our pom pom maker to make different colored pom pom balls out of yarn (2 yellow, one pink) and stitched them to the bodice of the leotard straight down the middle.

Clown Halloween Costume-013

IMG_7759

Next, we started the tutu. First we measured Millie’s hips and made a circle out of the elastic for her waistband. Stitch the two ends of the elastic together to make a circle. Next, we created the tulle skirt.

Clown Halloween Costume-008

We used 110 yards of 8″ strips of tulle. They came on these handy rolls. It was definitely a full skirt but we could have even used more tulle. We cut the roll into 24″ strips. This length will be half the length of the skirt. So 24″ strips make a 12″ long skirt.

Clown Halloween Costume-015

Clown Halloween Costume-016

Clown Halloween Costume-017

Clown Halloween Costume-018

Clown Halloween Costume-020

Next, we folded our tulle in half and tied it to the waist band. This process went by really fast and we actually started using two at a time and it worked great! The whole skirt took about 20 minutes with two of us tying the knots.

Clown Halloween Costume-022

Clown Halloween Costume-021

Next, we hot glued the sparkle pom poms to the top of the skirt to give it even more texture and playfulness! We LOVE how the skirt turned out!

IMG_7765

Clown Halloween Costume-010

Next we hot glued some embellishments onto this top hat headband we found at Michaels. (Similar here)

IMG_7768

Finally, we dressed her up.  Leotard then skirt, suspenders, leg warmers, arm gloves, hat! DONE!

IMG_7753

 

IMG_7881

IMG_7841

We also made Leesie’s (Millie’s big sister!) Ring Master costume and bought a few more things to pull this costume together. We started with a black leotard, striped tights, red and black skirt. We added the striped fabric and bowtie. We even used a pirate jacket by cutting off the poofy sleeves and it’s perfect for a ring master! Cutest!

IMG_7800

Their little brother Ryder is going to be a lion! Is that not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen. We love a good sibling costume theme! Girly Clown + Lion Tamer + Lion, YES!

IMG_7836

IMG_7842

Their basically the cutest things you’ve ever seen!

mallory-savannah-signature

_01190_MAKERS_0929_l


Let's be besties!

Yay!!_250px

Heeey friend! Subscribe to join our tribe! We'll make sure you're up to date on all things Home and DIY!

xo, Mallory & Savannah

Powered by ConvertKit
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestGoogle+Email to someone

You Might Also Like

4 Comments

  • Reply
    mariafelicia magno
    October 1, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    the first dress is amazing..thanks for sharing this beautiful diy
    mariafelicia magno recently posted…RECAP OUTFIT SETTEMBRE 2015My Profile

  • Reply
    Amy Anderson
    October 1, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    I LOVE this! I want to be a girly clown!!

  • Reply
    custom essay writing service
    July 11, 2016 at 2:10 am

    I like this blog very much thank you for share this wonderful blog.

  • Reply
    Theresa (@DearCreatives)
    October 3, 2016 at 8:14 am

    This would be fun to do! Thanks for all the great ideas. Pinned for later.
    Theresa (@DearCreatives) recently posted…Inspiration Spotlight Linkup Party 215My Profile

  • Leave a Reply

    CommentLuv badge