For Joey's Candy Corn Princess costume, she'll have a tutu, a magic wand, and either a tiara or a hat.
I found several tutu-making tutorials online, and the consensus said:
Cut the tulle into 4 inch wide stripsI was able to find 25-yard spools of 3 inch wide tulle pretty cheaply, so I bought one spool each of white, yellow, and orange. They were $1 each, but after shipping and handling (gag) they worked out to about $3 per spool. I had 75 yards of tulle to work with, and would you believe that I actually used all of it for Joey's tutu? I cut the strips roughly 24 inches long and layered three of the same color, folded, and sewed, allowing room to thread elastic through. Although it seems to be the trend to make "no-sew" tutus with knots, sewing seemed easier to me. I threaded the strips onto a wire hanger before the elastic to make sure that the tutu would have the fullness that I wanted. After all of the strips had been threaded onto the elastic I sewed the two ends together, fluffed, and Voila! A tutu!
Cut the strips to double the desired length
Layer three strips together and fold in half length-wise.
Sew or knot around elastic (cut to desired length with the ends sewn or tied together)
The magic wand was purchased at Hobby Lobby. It is a wooden star-shaped wand that cost $1.47. I first painted the entire thing yellow using acrylic craft paint, and then added a candy corn design using white and orange paint.
A candy corn hat was lent to us by Paul's coworker, but if I'm able to find a tiara I may use that instead.
Joey will wear her costume over a long-sleeved black shirt, black leggings, black socks, and black Mary Janes.
This project was so much easier than anticipated that now I want to make tutus for Joey for every occasion!