Pumpkin Tutu Costume

Pumpkin Tutu Costume - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

My 16 month baby girl is going to be a pumpkin this year! I’m going to have fun with her while I still get to pick her costume. I love this costume because it is so easy and inexpensive to make!


Pumpkin Tulle (I used 2 1/2 spools)
Approximately 5 Yards of 7/8″ Emerald Grosgrain Ribbon
3/8″ Elastic
Brown Tulle
Brown Felt Circle

To learn How To Make a Tutu click on the link.

I measured my little girls chest and cut 3/8″ elastic about an inch smaller than that measurement.
I measured from her armpit to the floor and doubled it for the length of the tulle.
I cut my Emerald Grosgrain Ribbon to 7″ and sealed the ends with a candle.

If you want you could use green tulle instead of the ribbon.
I tied my Pumpkin (orange) Tulle in a slip knot, and the Grosgrain Ribbon in a regular single knot.

To tie a slip knot fold your strip of tulle in half so there is a loop at the top.

Put this loop behind your elastic band. (Your elastic band should be measured and cut with ends sewed together at this point).

Bring the two ends over the top of the elastic and through your loop. Than pull them down.

Pull your knot very tight so that it is very small.

Tie your cut and sealed ribbon right next to the tulle in a simple single knot.

Keep alternating ribbon and tulle until your elastic band is completely covered.

When you push them together very tight it will hide the tulle. So only the ribbon is seen at the top.

I pushed the tulle and ribbon SO close together. To make it EXTRA full.

For the stump I cut 6″ strips of brown tulle, folded them in half and hot glued them to a brown felt circle.

For just a little effort I think I may have the cutest little pumpkin in town!

Pumpkin Tutu Costume - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}
I think she likes it!

Pumpkin Tutu Costume - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

She often gets this look when I get the camera out. It makes me laugh! It’s a look like, is this necessary?

There are many fun costumes that can be made with tulle. With a little extra tulle I think even an adult pumpkin would be cute!

The prices of costumes these days are crazy high! Making your own is cost effective, higher quality and just plain cuter!!

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  1. Lanae
    Posted October 12, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Very cute! Absolutely love it!!

  2. Millie
    Posted October 13, 2011 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    Oh my goodness!! I love it!! I’ve been thinkin about what to make my 15 month old and I think this is a winner!! Thank you!!

  3. Cortney VW
    Posted October 13, 2011 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    Hey there~ I love to make tutu’s but I can not figure out how folks do some of the embellishments they add. How did you do your ribbon on the pumpkin tutu? Did you just knot it like the tulle. Can you clarify please!! Thanks so much! Cortney

    • Cherie
      Posted October 13, 2011 at 11:02 am | Permalink

      Hi Courtney,
      When you alternate the tulle and ribbon and squish them really close together you can’t see the tulle at the top, just the ribbon. The ribbon is tied in a simple single knot. I’m going to update this post to make it more clear. Sorry for the confusion!

  4. becky
    Posted October 13, 2011 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    That is so cute!! Wish my kids were still that little.

  5. Cortney VW
    Posted October 13, 2011 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    Thank you!!!!! 🙂

    • Cherie
      Posted October 13, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

      Your welcome! Hope this helps!

  6. Michele
    Posted October 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    LOVE this – and your daughter is adorable!!

  7. Lisa
    Posted October 13, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    That is just about the cutest thing ever! I just ordered my (11 month old) Daughter’s costume, but I think I’ll try this & depending how it goes send the other one back. May have to add some “bling” ;)!
    Great idea, thanks for sharing!

  8. kasey
    Posted October 18, 2011 at 7:40 am | Permalink

    CUTE! She is just adorable with that “is this necessary? face”

  9. Maricelda
    Posted October 22, 2011 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    your ideas are wonderful and so inspiring am trying them. keep up the great work.

  10. megan
    Posted September 22, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    love it! just found this and quick question. living in france and checking out my tulle options. is stiff or soft tulle better to use? thanks!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 23, 2013 at 9:59 am | Permalink

      Hi Megan! Thank you so much for your comment and question. The tulle used in this tutorial is soft. The soft worked perfect and looks so so adorable! Thank you again and have a wonderful rest of your day! Michelle 🙂

  11. Kristen
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    Did you use the 3″ wide tulle or 6″?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted October 16, 2013 at 11:52 pm | Permalink

      Hi Kristen! Thank you for your question. Cherie used the 6″ wide tulle for this adorable Pumpkin Tutu Costume! Isn’t this costume so so so CUTE?!? Thank you Kristen! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

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