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Rainbow Costume

Emma's Rainbow Costume

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Photo #1 - Emma's Rainbow Costume Photo #2 - Rainbow Photo #3 - Rainbow
Costume type:  Costumes for Girls
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for girls entered our 2016 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Kelly, the 'Rainbow' costume creator:

Daughter, Emma. 5 years old. Emma wanted a rainbow, complete with raindrops & a sun! Completely homemade!
I used pool noodles, 50 yards of tulle, 100 zip ties, and LOTS of time! It's totally worth it, and she loved it!

Rating: 4.0 of 5. Votes: 58

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#1 comment by Sylvia October 25, 2016

Beautiful and unique! nice job!

#2 comment by Makenzie June 8, 2017

How did you get the noodles to stay bent?

#3 comment by Taraleigh September 3, 2017

Yes, was also wondering how you kept the pool noodles curved? My daughter wants to be a rainbow for Halloween!

#4 comment by Ruth arroyo September 4, 2017

How did you keep the noodles bent? I want to make this for the world's finest chocolate fundraiser for my daughter's school as a costume for her

#5 comment by Sharon Kolinsky September 15, 2017

How did you get the noodles to adhere to each other and how did u get them to stay curved?

#6 comment by Marisol September 20, 2017

This is soo cute! Great job! How did you keep the noodles bent& together?

#7 comment by Lynne October 2, 2017

How did you keep noodles together? Xx

#8 comment by Gina October 13, 2017

Yes wondering about the attachment of noodle

#9 comment by Fatima November 1, 2017

Plz tell me how was this costume made and how the pool noodles are kept bend and how it is attached.

#10 comment by Cece January 14, 2018

Hello I absolutely love this and would love to
Recreate for my daughter! Would you mind sharing with me how you kept the noodles arched, and attached the strapes to keep it on her back? Thank you!

#11 comment by Barbara February 10, 2018

Same question as everyone. How did you attach the noodles to each other and keep them bent?
Amazing job! My daughter is reciting a rainbow poem and wants this costumes.

#12 comment by aimee lewis May 8, 2018

How did you get the noodles to stay bent?

#13 comment by Nicole gray June 16, 2018

Hi I was wondering how you got the pool noodles to stay bent , I'm making a rainbow for my grand daughters birthday and I would like to make a rainbow out of pool noodles . Thank you

#14 comment by Renee July 26, 2018

How did you attach them together and keep them bent?

#15 comment by Debbie August 16, 2018

Same question how do yo make the arch and what did you use to attach to her shoulders. Super cute!

#16 comment by Kelly Banks August 17, 2018

Sorry! I never knew there were comments on here!! The noodles are connected with zip ties and I put skewers threw a few places for support. I made it with straps like a backpack and there is a chain of zip ties across the bottom back covered with tulle.

#17 comment by Angela August 19, 2018

Hi wanting to make this for my daughter..how do you keep the noodles bent. Thanks

#18 comment by tricia August 23, 2018

I still dont understand how you used skewers to keep them arched?

#19 comment by Kelly Banks August 24, 2018

I put a zip tie around each noodle, connecting the next one before tightening. I then made a chain of zip tie loops, connected to make the ends go to a line- bending the pool noodles into an arch. To add support, I added a few skewers to connect all the noodles while it was laying flat.

#20 comment by Kyla October 9, 2018

Kelly, What did you use to make the "backpack" straps?

Thanks, Kyla

#21 comment by Kelly October 9, 2018

I cut straps off of a tote bag. I covered the part covering her white shirt with ruffle elastic.

#22 comment by Sunny October 16, 2018

Hi! How did you attach the tulle to the pool noodles?

#23 comment by Kelly Banks October 17, 2018

I tied the tulle to the zip ties that were around edge ends of the noodles conntecting them in an arch. I definitely don't mind answering questions, but I didn't write down instructions or take step-by-step pictures. So some of this is going to sound vague. I just made it, I didn't write down how. Once you start it will fall into place. The hardest part is finding all of the colors of the pool noodles.

#24 comment by Colleen October 22, 2018

Hi Kelly can I ask how you got your clouds to sit in they shape please

#25 comment by Kelly Banks October 22, 2018

They are tied to the zip ties that are around each end of each pool noodle. The zip ties are overlapping to hold them together. My above comments have other instructions.

#26 comment by TG November 1, 2018

Hi Kelly, thanks so much for sharing this information! This was great!

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