Introduction

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If you already have a black shirt, pants and shoes you're half way to having this costume made. After that you'll just need a few craft supplies, tulle fabric and some black makeup.

Step 1

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Measure Elastic

For this costume you will be making five tutus.  One for the waist, one for each wrist, and one for each ankle.   Measure the wearer's wrist, ankle, and waist to get the measurements for the elastic, using the 1" elastic for the waist and 1/2" for the wrists and ankles.

Step 2

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Sew Elastic to Make Cuffs

Subtract an inch from the waist measurement and then cut the elastic to that length. For the wrists and ankles, subtract 1/2" from each measurement and cut.  Repeat that same process for the ankles.  Sew the ends of the ankle and wrist cuffs with a sewing machine or needle and thread.

Step 3

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Cut Tool Pieces

For the ankle and wrist cuffs, cut a pile of tulle pieces that are between 5 and 6 inches long. For the waist tutu, cut the tulle pieces 10 to 12 inches long.

Step 4

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Attach Tool Strips

Tie strips of tool onto elastic with double knots. Tie them closely together all the way around the entire circumference of each band.

Step 5

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Fluff Them Up

Fluff up as needed. Repeat this same process on each of your elastics.

Step 6

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Make Ears and Whiskers

Cut a pipe cleaner in half and wrap it around the headband to create the little triangle ears.

Step 7

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Put it All Together

Pair with a black shirt, black pants (or leggings), black shoes. Draw a nose and whiskers with an eyeliner pencil for that extra touch.