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Old 04-22-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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Tutus?

Okay I think I want to wear a tutu for the next race. However I want to wear a red white and blue one.
I have googled tutus for races and runners and get a minimal list. Amazon doesn't have the red white and blue tutu for adults.

So anyone who can share websites of tutus please post! Thanks!
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:14 PM   #2
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Esty is a great place to find them. Search running skirts.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:56 PM   #3
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I saw a lot of women with presumably homemade tutus. They took long strips of that toile material and tied them around a belt. The tutus were full and whatever color and pattern they wanted. I thought it was a great idea. I'm sure there are youtube tutorials on making them but it really looked like it would take 30 minutes max.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:25 PM   #4
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it's easy to make them, like walkdmc said. i ran a 5k at hartford marathon last year and wore won because i raised a lot of money for LLS. it was the girlfriend's idea.

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Old 04-23-2013, 05:30 AM   #5
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I did come across something about home made tutu's. I will stop by the material store today and check out tulle material.
If it isn't too expensive (because I don't know what the price of tulle is per yard and apparently I need many many many yards of it.) I will certainly look into it.

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BTW that tutu in the photo is very nice...its the style I want in red white and blue and it looks lovley on you too!
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:50 AM   #6
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Depending on the thickness if the tulle you can get it as cheap as ~$1/ yard. To make purchase elastic in 1/4-1/2 inch and measure a stretched out distance around your waist. Cut and tie ends together.

Cut tulle in strips the width that you desire. Stretch the elastic around a chair back. It'll be held in place and makes for an easy tying surface. Next take your tulle and tie in half hitches around the elastic (fold in half length wise, fold the end over the elastic, and loop the other end through the fold. Pull through and it is now attached). Place strips as close together as you'd like. Done.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:53 AM   #7
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BTW that tutu in the photo is very nice...its the style I want in red white and blue and it looks lovley on you too!
haha thanks. that'll be the last time i wear one. but they are super duper easy to make. for me, it took like 2 hours to put them all on cause i wanted a lot on the tutu itself. if you don't want a lot, it shouldn't take long.

just search google on how to make them. there are a few sites that i looked at that really helped. i think it's the looping the tulle that's the pain.
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I've heard tutus are easy to make and there are several tutorials online. You can also buy them at Claire's. If you're planning to run anything longer than a 5 or 10K in them, make sure you try them out first.

operationremie - You should do the Tink in DL. Lots of guys dress up in tutus and wings
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Most of the gals I ran with at Princess made tutus, and I want to say they even purchased the tulle pre-cut into strips? They definitely stalked the sales and coupons at the fabric and craft stores - Joann, Michael, and Hobby Lobby all have frequent coupons, often at 40% off regular price, and the sales can be quite good as well.
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If you don't want to make one, type "running tutu" into the search box on Etsy. Most of these sellers are runners and the tulle they use is usually a little softer (ther are different kinds of tulle -- some are really rough).
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:32 AM   #11
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Why not just buy a cheap one at a costume store? The stiff material gives you a nice buffer when you're in the corrals.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:37 AM   #12
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I am going to try to make my own...thanks all. I will buy the tulle and elastic band and measure and then loop tule through band while it is wrapped around a chair.
If all goes according to plan,,,I will try to upload a photo of it. I want to look patriotic!

Meanwhile in my search last night for tutus I did come across esty? They have very nice tutu's and I thought reasonable. However it was a pita to order it...you have to email someone and tell them what you want. They then email you back (which as yet they haven't) and then I order it.
So I will try to make my own instead.

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Old 04-23-2013, 12:20 PM   #13
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operationremie - You should do the Tink in DL. Lots of guys dress up in tutus and wings
tempting lol i don't know if i can do it in 2014. maybe 2015. next year i want to do the coast to coast but going to florida one week and cali the next might be tough on a budget. plus i really want to do the dumbo double dare.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:53 PM   #14
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For red, white and blue check your local Walmart too they may have the tulle much cheaper than a regular fabric store.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:10 PM   #15
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I bought my tulle today. It was cheap alright. The tulle's regular price was
1:13 per yard with an additional 30% off per yard. I bought two yards of each red white and blue..because they say you need a total of 6 yards...and I also bought 6 yards of a neon in your face HOT pink for a future tutu. I also bought ribbons for .50 and that included a clearance sale on Hello kitty ribbons (to go with the future hot pink tutu).

I spent about $10.00 on all the tulle. $3.50 on ribbons and nearly $4.00 on the elastic band.

Now to get started! My next race is about two and half weeks away so I have a bit of time.
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