DIY Clown Halloween Costume {WBALTV 11}

Hey Cuties,

I hope you had a dope weekend. Mine was busy but a lot of fun. We did a Trick or Treat event at the National Harbor with the littlest Cutie on Saturday followed by a Halloween Housewarming. On Sunday I graced the studio of WBALTV in Baltimore, MD. My segment was on *drum roll* DIY Halloween Costumes.  I had a blast, I need to get my face on TV more often, I felt right at home.




As promised here is another easy DIY Halloween costume that won’t break the bank. If you are new here I’ve done the following costume tutorials on the blog: Owl, Minnie & Mickey Mouse {Adult}, Minnie Mouse {Kid}, Snail & Wolf.

DIY Clown Costume 1


What you need:

Tulle {Any colors of your choice} – Ribbon or Elastic – Suspenders – Funky Socks – Red Lipstick

DIY Clown Costume 2

Larks Head Knot

Making a tutu is so easy, you just need time. For me I put on a show/movie and get to working. Before I know it I am finished.

Step 1: Cut strips of tulle at your desired length. To measure roll out your tulle and hold it up to your waist and down to the length you want. Once you have the desired length cut your strips twice as long. Remember: You will fold those trips in half.

Step 2: Cut a bunch of strips at your desired length.

Step 3: Base: I used a ribbon as the base of my tutu. You can use cord, ribbon, elastic, whatever you want. Whatever you go with hold it up around your waist so you know how much you need. Note: Make it longer you can clip the extra at the end. If it is short you will have to do more work to fix it.

Step 4: {See image above} You are going to use a Larks Head Knot to secure your tulle to your base. If you aren’t sure what that is Google it. It is very easy to do.

Step 5: Keep doing it until you are done. I take breaks and try it on myself or the kid to see how far around I need to go. The tighter the tulle is together the fuller it will turn out.

Step 6: Put the tutu on and tie it close.

DIY Clown Costume 3

Once your tutu is complete it should look something like this. I paired it with some funky socks and a sweat shirt. You are clown so you don’t have to go all matchy-matchy. Now let’s talk suspenders.

DIY Clown Costume 6

I made this bow out of ribbon I already had. I also owned all of these buttons. Tip: You can get fun buttons from your local craft store or the thrift store.

DIY Clown Costume 7

You can get any kind of funky socks. Tip: You can buy socks, you can use mix-match socks, you can use adult socks on kids.  I paired her funky socks with some funky shoe strings I already owned and a Splatter paint pair of Custom Kicks by Mimi. She already owned these sneakers so they were a no brainer.

DIY Clown Costume 8

Sneakers: Custom Kicks by Mimi Splatter Paint Converse, Chuck Taylor

I put a pair of stripped leggings under her tutu.  She already owned them. Tip: If it is cold outside layer up under the tutu and pull funky socks up over the knee.

DIY Clown Costume 5

We loved the way her costume turned and she was really comfy in it.

DIY Clown Costume

What do you think?  Chat with me in the comment section below or FBIG or Twitter.







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Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    She is such a little cutie pie! I am loving her costume. What a great idea 🙂

  2. Alisha

    Mimi this was so cute and you all did such a great job on the show! Sharing on twitter! <3

  3. ricci

    What an adorable clown you have there!! I love making tutus like that, I made some for my nieces for Christmas a few years ago and they loved them!

  4. Jessica Harlow

    I totally love the tutu and suspenders…they definitely make the outfit! She is adorable and is the best looking clown I’ve ever seen!

  5. Stefanie Whelchel Cornwall

    Oh my gosh! That is the most adorable clown I’ve ever seen! I don’t really like clowns I think they’re a little scary but this costume is adorable!

  6. lisa

    That is such a cute costume! I love that idea and it looks so easy to put together!

  7. Jeanette

    What a cute little costume! You daughter is SO cute in it! I like that there is no sewing involved (I am terrible at sewing).

  8. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    That costume is so cute! I love the simplicity, and your daughter is such a doll!

  9. Liz Mays

    You were so creative with that tulle! This is such a cute costume. I love the other ones you showed on T.V. too.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks Liz, I always have more fun making costumes for girls. This year I wanted to show the boys the same amount of excitement.

  10. Mistee Dawn

    Awww, I am loving this costume! And she is so adorable in it! My daughter is going to be a cat this year!

  11. Chubskulit Rose

    You are super creative. With the prices of costumes these days, this really saves a lot of money!

  12. tiaras and tantrums

    Look how adorable and happy she looks. This would easily be put together

  13. jo

    wow!!! you were on tv??? congrats on your way to being famous! oh yeah! 😉 i live in balto but i think i missed that segment! you are awesome in making DIY costumes!! 🙂

  14. jataya

    super cute! cutest clown ever 🙂 great work. love the creativity! i am sure that making costumes provides much better memories than just going to the store and buying one.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks Jataya, yes making them is a lot more fun for us. I don’t know how long they will allow me to do it so I’m soaking it up while I can.

  15. Ourfamilyworld

    That is a pretty clown costume. I love that this is so easy to make.

  16. Melissa

    This is such a cute idea, I love all of the cute color! I will have to send this to my friend, her daughters would love this!

  17. Echo

    This is so adorable and simple! I love it so much! The leg warmers are such an awesome touch and of course, those custom kicks!

  18. Nicole

    Aww soo cute! This was an awesome idea for the holidays.

  19. Jennifer

    this is too cute! I love that it’s no sew!

  20. Bonnie @wemake7

    She is so cute! This outfit is really a great one. Great job putting it together.

  21. Tonya C

    This DIY outfit is so cute! And she is adorable and rockin it!

  22. Sicorra@NotNowMomsBusy

    I love DIY Costumes! Yours turned out so cute and love the pictures too.

  23. Emma Spellman

    She is the cutest clown I have ever seen in my entire life. Look at those little feet. So adorable!!

  24. Rosey

    That is such a cute outfit. And she is ADORABLE!

  25. Clarissa

    She’s adorable! I love how unique DIY costumes look! And baby and kid clowns are my favorite!

  26. Jonna

    This costume is so adorable. Honestly it’s cute for anytime!

  27. Nicole (Nicole's Lifestyle Lounge)

    Girl you be killing it with them DIY costumes. Love it!

  28. Stacie

    Oh look at you on tv and everything! Great job on those costumes!

  29. alexandria waning

    Good job. It’s very cute. Throwing a tutu on with any costume is easy and super girly.

  30. Joanna

    OMG this is SO cute! You did a great job.

  31. Jaye@Curvatude

    MiMi you killed it with the DIY costumes this year! This is so adorable, I love it. Your little clown and wolf will own Halloween!

  32. Chasing Joy

    Such a cute little clown. I love the tutu.

  33. CourtneyLynne

    Omg what a cute costume!!!! Little girls are the cutest to dress up.

  34. Valerie

    So adorable! Check out her kicks – too cute!!!! Great job Mimi!

  35. Holly

    She is so adorable. Cute costume

  36. Katherine G

    This is one of the cutest costumes I have ever seen. You did a great job!

  37. Kara

    I love her in her costume, Too adorable! I’m down for DIYs, came out so cute

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  39. Kate

    This is adorable! Im going to make a tutu in a big girl size! 😉

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  41. Camesha | Mama Motivator

    Freaking cuteness overload! And of course her kicks were on point!

    I love this. My daughter wouldn’t want to take this off!

  42. LaQuisha Hall

    Now I just need to borrow someone’s daughter, lol. This is too cute! ♡

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