How to make a loofah costume

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How to make a loofah costume
A loofah can be a Halloween costume. (Getty Thinkstock)

Sexy bee. Sexy mouse. Sexy police officer. It seems like every female-specific costume these days is a sexy version of something boring. If you're a lady with a silly sense of humour and a penchant for the absurd, do something different for your next Halloween or costume party by dressing up like a household object. A coffee cup, a telephone, a pencil or even your favourite brightly-coloured loofah are all fair game for funny -- and yes, possibly even sexy -- costume ideas.

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Things you need

  • 30 to 50 metres of tulle
  • Scissors
  • Matching T-shirt and shorts or short dress
  • Tights in matching colour
  • Safety pins or needle and thread
  • 3 to 4 feet of white rope
  • Silver glitter spray (optional)
  • Rhinestone tiara (optional)
  • White shoes

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  1. 1

    Cut the tulle into more manageable pieces measuring 1 or 2 metres apiece.

    How to make a loofah costume
    Tulle is available at fabric stores in many bright colours. (fleurs et tulle image by Magalice from
  2. 2

    Crumple up the pieces of tulle to make them fluffy.

  3. 3

    Put on the shorts and T-shirt or dress and the tights, which should all match the colour of the tulle.

  4. 4

    Bunch up the crumpled tulle and safety-pin or stitch it to your clothing in a billowing, loofah-like pattern. Solicit help for the back.

  5. 5

    Cut the rope into three equal pieces. Knot them together at one end, or tie them securely with a piece of thread. Braid the three pieces together.

  6. 6

    Form the braid into a loop and pin it to your shoulder.

  7. 7

    To make the loofah look wet, spray it all over with silver glitter spray.

  8. 8

    Wear the costume with white shoes and a tiara if desired.

Tips and warnings

  • If you are wearing the costume with a T-shirt and shorts, be sure not to pin them together (for rest room purposes).
  • Silver glitter spray is available at many party stores.
  • How much tulle you'll need will depend on how large the person wearing the costume is.

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