Halloween is just around the corner. While so many people are already choosing the trending pop culture fashion ideas to rock to their Halloween parties, those of us who are more inclined towards crafts and practicality would want to design something unique to just us.
In this article, I’m going to show you a DIY cheerleading costume for Halloween tutorial. For the most part, what makes a cheerleading costume what it is should be the pompoms. The other things can be purchased from the store. Let’s look at how to make some of these things yourself.
Make the Skirt
You can decide to use an old short pleated skirt, but if you want to make your own, you must follow these steps. It is challenging to complete, but it is worth it.
1. Take your measurements.
Measure all the essential parts. Mean your waist and the length. This is to ensure that the skirt sits firmly on you.
2. Cut your fabric and hem the bottom of the skirt.
It is vital to hem the bottom of the so before you sew the edges of the material together ,because it is easier that way, even for experts.
3. Create a seam allowance and mark your pleats.
If you don’t create a seam allowance, you’re going to end up with a cheerleading skirt that is too tight. Also, draw the pleats with a ruler to ensure that they’re all of the same sizes.
4. Pin the pleats, iron them out, and sew.
To make the pleats stay still, you have to pin the pleats and iron them out to make it easier to sew.
5. Make a waistband.
Remember that you have to sew the top of the skirt, because that’s where you’re going to place your waistband on.
6. Add a zipper to one side of the skirt.
You can decide to add a zipper to both sides, but that’s going to take a lot of work. You might need an expert to do that for you. Just sew the zipper to both edges of the material to hold them together.
7. Cut off any excess thread.
You can now begin to remove any excess thread that may make the skirt look unprofessional. Make sure that you’re as careful as you can be when you do this.
Making the Top
To make things easy for you, you can simply get a beautiful vest or a cool sweater (if you want to go old school). Use a marker to write the name of your team or school on it. If you don’t think that’s going to be cool enough, you can give the job to a professional painter to help you inscribe your name or the name of your team on it.
Making the Pompoms
Pompoms require a lot of work. But whatever you’re doing with the pompoms, ensure that you have up to 4 colors combined and cut them into equal sizes to make them dance around when you dance.
With these steps, you would have made a beautiful, cheerleading outfit.