DIY Halloween Tutu Costume (Quick and Affordable!)


Halloween is two weeks away…are you prepared? If you’re anything like me, Halloween creeps up pretty quickly. Before I know it, it’s the night before the spookiest day of the year and my best intentions of creating an epic costume are quickly replaced by the same cat get-up consisting of drawn-on whiskers. This easy DIY Halloween tutu that I am going to share with you today is an excellent solution for last-minute mamas and can be made in all sizes ranging from newborn to adult.

What you’ll need:

  • Tulle in the desired colors, the amount will vary depending on size.  For my 1-year-old daughter, I bought 3 yards of tulle and had plenty left over.
  • Matching ribbon.
  • Scissors.

Prep time:

Approximately 45 minutes.


Less than $10!!!


  1. Start by cutting your tulle into 2-inch strips.  For my 1-year-old, I made the strips 30 inches long and trimmed them when done.  The length of the tulle will depend on how poofy you want your tutu to be.  The shorter the strips, the poofier it will be.
  2. Next, cut the ribbon to fit around the waist.  Make sure to leave extra room to tie the ribbon in a bow.
  3. Now, here’s the tricky part.  Take each piece of tulle and loop them around the ribbon by folding each piece of tulle in half and pulling the tail end through the loop (pictured below).  Do this until tulle covers the length of the ribbon while leaving room to tie the ends into a bow. *TIP: scrunching the strips tightly together will result in a fluffier tutu.
Fold tulle in half.
Pull tail end through the loop.

That’s it, you’re all done!  Use the excess ribbon on each end to tie the tutu securely around the waist.

Costume ideas for your new DIY Halloween tutu:

Tinker Bell
Lady Bug
Snow White

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As an Army Brat, I’ve lived all over the country, but have been fortunate enough to call Orange County home for nearly 20 years. In 2008, I received my Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from California State University of Fullerton. Since then, I’ve enjoyed writing both professionally and personally. I have a small obsession with crocheting (and all things yarn, really) and enjoy reading, spending time with my family, and sipping on a nice glass of red wine. My husband Justin and I have been married since 2012 and recently welcomed our daughter Samantha Jewel into the world. As a new mom, I look forward to being a part of Anaheim Mom’s Blog and connecting with you all through my posts.