Myself and 80+ blog buddies got together to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes, including Josslyn’s DIY Cruella de Vil costume! I’m teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring y’all tons of easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea!
There is no bigger pressure for me than making sure Josslyn’s 2nd Halloween is as amazing as her 1st. But let’s be honest being BORN is a hard act to follow! I wanted her to be something unique and fun that would fit in with our home. Somewhere along the way I got it in my head that she needed to be the one and only Cruella de Vil and have her super cute Dalmatian companion (aka Fenway) at her side! It wasn’t until recently that I realized that I have in fact made my daughter a pretty nasty villain! Well at least we can only go up from here right? Making the DIY Cruella de Vil costume was so much fun and easy to boot! Along with my Cruella de Vil costume, I’m sharing 88+ more really awesome handmade costume ideas from talented bloggers everywhere!
DIY Cruella de Vil Costume:
- Two Rolls 6″ Tulle – Black & White
- 1/2″ Braided Elastic
- Black Thread
- Red Double Faced Satin Ribbon
- Feather Clip – White (Michaels Christmas Section)
- Feathers – Black and Red
- Red Shoes
- Red Headband
- White Onesie
- White tights (optional)
- Tacky Glue
- Pom-Poms (1 12″, 1″, 3/4″, 1/2″)
Start by deciding how long you want your tutu. Josslyn is 11months so I wanted her tutu to be about 9″ long therefore each strip will need to be 18″ in length. In order to keep from having to measure and cut each piece one after another find a book or frame, something that is the same length as you want the tutu and begin wrapping the book till the spool of tulle is empty.
At on end of the book trim the tulle.
You will end up with a massive amount of 18″ strips ready for your tutu. (pretty easy huh?)
Measure your child’s waste and subtract about 1.5-2″ this will help keep the tutu on without being too tight.
Overlap your ends about 3/4″. You can either use a sewing machine to stitch this closed or hand stitch. I opted to hand stitch, I won’t be passing this costume down and she will wear it two times. Maybe again for imaginary play when she is older but it did not warrant me getting the sewing machine out. hehe Slide the elastic over a large book. Move the stitched part of the elastic to the side this will help you find your stopping and starting point for the two colors. Fold the tulle strip in half. Create a tight loop by pulling down over your finger. Slide the tulle under the elastic. Pull the ends of the tulle up and through the loop you have created. Pull tight and move the tulle to the side. Repeat the process until the elastic is completely covered with tulle. At this point your tutu will look something like this! Go ahead and add the red satin ribbon. Make sure to keep the ends from fraying by heating them with flame or using fray-check! Now you are ready for the spots! Double your thread over and tie a knot in the end. Push the needle through the pom pom till the knot catches at the end. Locate where you want your spot and sew it onto your tutu. I pushed the needle through 4 or 5 passes to make sure it was secure. You can use hot glue if you have a child you are not concerned with eating the pom-poms. Since everything goes in Josslyn’s mouth right now I sewed them on. Sew them randomly onto the white side of your tutu. Remember dalmatian spots are random so there is no way you can mess this up! Do as many or as few as you like! I picked up this white feather clip at Michael’s in the Christmas section. Using tacky glue I added bits of black and red feathers to the top of the clip. Slip the clip through a woven section of your headband. If you don’t have a woven headband like I do you can hot glue the clip to the headband.
Add your red shoes, white onesie, and favorite Dalmatian, and you are DONE! You will have the sweetest Cruella de Vil costume on the block! I may have made Josslyn a villain her first trick or treat Halloween but I’m pretty positive she is the cutest one you will have ever seen!
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