Homemade Poodle Skirt Costumes--Makin' The 50's Come Alive!

Fun And Fabulous Homemade Poodle Skirt Costumes
That'll Have You Rockin' Around The Clock All Night!


Poodle skirts appeal to many individuals – both young and old. The poodle skirt is one of the most entertaining classic 1950s Americana clothing pieces.


Poodle Skirts – Creating a Fun and Fabulous 1950s Americana Classic

In its earliest days, it was a skirt composed of felt that often reflected one bright and/or bold color. However, if you have an interest in creating a 50s poodle skirt, you may create the costume from any type of material. In addition to the felt that the original skirts were composed of, a special design was nearly always present on the skirt. Most often, the design was a poodle, or a paw. However, other designs such as a record, and a cat were also popular. The most popular design, though, was the poodle image, complete with a small ribbon that was designed to reflect that of a leash.

Below, you will find a wide array of pictures that reflect fun and fabulous poodle skirts. If you want to create a 50s poodle skirt, the pictures below are sure to get your creative juices flowing.

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Photo courtesy of: Summer Kitchen

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Photo courtesy of: Hye Viv

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Photo courtesy of: Dithie

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Photo courtesy of: The Daisy Epoch Clothing

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Photo courtesy of: Chickadee23

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Photo courtesy of: Ode To Inspiration

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Photo courtesy of: Winky Winky

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Photo courtesy of: Warsaw Comm. Public Library

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Photo courtesy of: Antigone78

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Photo courtesy of: Turtlecock

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50s Costume - Photo courtesy of: Parenting

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Photo courtesy of: Clinton Steeds

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Photo courtesy of: Gene Wolf

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Photo courtesy of: Graybeard763

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As you looked through our pictures, we hope that they inspired you to come up with your own poodle skirt costume creation ideas. Throughout the history of the skirt, many individuals have changed the design on the skirt to reflect their personal preferences or the overall theme of the costume that they have designed. When creating your costume, you may want to consider customizing the costume so that it reflects the personal preferences of the individual that will be wearing it.

In browsing through our pictures, it is likely that you observed some of this customization. The original poodle skirt was created by Juli Lynne Charlot. By using our pictures, and the instructions outlined below, you can easily create your very own 50s poodle skirt:

Instructions for Creating a Poodle Skirt Costume

Items Needed:
  • Large Felt Fabric Piece
  • Elastic Band
  • Glue for Fabric
  • Iron On Transfer

Step 1: First, measure the waist of the individual that will be wearing the poodle skirt, as well as the length from the waist to the area just below the knee.

Step 2: Ensure that the fabric is folded into a square. Then, measure a circle out on the fabric utilizing the length measurement radius. Once you have the circle marked off, cut it out of the fabric.

Step 3: Fold the top area of the felt over the elastic band piece that you have and glue the pieces together.

Step 4: Once the glue has dried, take the iron on transfer image of your choice and place it on the bottom front region of the skirt.

Step 5: Allow the individual that will be wearing the skirt to put it on. The individual may wear the shirt of their choosing and any accessories – such as a scarf – too!

If you have an idea for a poodle skirt costume, we would love to hear from you! We are always looking for submissions that include – but are not limited to – photographs, suggestions, and instructions. If you use the pictures or instructions we have listed here on how to create this type of costume, be sure to snap a few pictures and send them into us. Our readers are consistently looking for new, creative ideas for creating their favorite costumes and your submissions may provide them with the information and ideas that they need to create their own beautiful poodle skirt costumes.

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