Want to DIY a costume but don’t look forward to all the time it takes?? No worries, I’ve got you covered – today I have a tutorial for Last-Minute, NO-SEW Bee Costume, and really, anyone can do it!
I snagged my niece to model for me, and she kept fluffing and twirling the skirt tutu – she loved it!
I was challenged by Michaels (I was given supplies for this project, but opinions are my own) to create a DIY Halloween Costume and was immediately inspired when I saw the fun bobble headband things – they had bee and ladybug – I, of course, was weak for the bee, but you could easily mix this up to be a lady bug. Check out Michaels’ Halloween Market lookbook or Halloween Pinterest board for some project favorites, including costumes, personalized pumpkins, porch décor and more.
Let’s dive right in to the tutorial – – you’ll need:
–black tee and leggings from your closet
–bee bobble headband
–elastic long enough to go around the waist
–sparkle tulle – it’s on a roll. It comes non-sparkler too, but when you have the option of glitter, of course you’re going to go for that. I bought 1 roll of each color, but in hindsight I would have purchased 2 rolls of each color (I ended up with a blank spot in the back because I was a little short on tulle)
–raw wooden beads
–yellow and black craft paint
–string/yarn (I just used what I had on hand)
First I made the necklace – I like having it in addition to the tutu because it brings the bee theme into the whole outfit. I painted 6 beads yellow and 5 beads black, but it’s totally up to you. I went with 2 coats of paint just to make sure I had good coverage:
The next morning when they were dry, we just strung them onto yarn. Done and done.
You can get a pretty good view of the necklace in this picture below (you also get a good view of the spot where I ran out of tulle – just ignore that!) – –
Alrighty, on to the tutu – don’t be intimidated – you can do this! Cut the tulle into strips that are a little more than double the length that you want the tutu.
Tie the elastic into a knot so it’s the size that will fit around the waist. Then tie on the tulle. To do this, take a strip of tulle and fold it in half. Put the fold end slightly over the elastic, then pull the two tail ends through the hold the fold and around the elastic. And pull tight into place. Then repeat in a black-yellow pattern, all the way around the elastic. – – I’m hoping the picture series below will help walk you through the tie-on process:
PS – the glitter sheds. A ton! Still worth it for the sparkle, but it is a little annoying.
And that’s it! Headband, necklace, and tutu and the costume is DONE!
Super easy, super doable – my kind of costume!
If you love super simple costumes, you’re in luck – – tons of other super simple costume ideas at my other post here – enjoy!
And be sure to check out the other projects from fellow Michael’s Makers: