How to make your own high fashion cage hoop skirt

Aloha hoopers. Hoopy um, what day is it again? Friday!
This Q & A Friday post will show you how you can make your very own high fashion cage hoop skirt fashion accessory or photo shoot prop.

This is what the completed skirt should look like:

Actually it will only look like that if I’m wearing it. It will look different on you. 😉

I’d been toying with this idea in my brain for about a month. You see, I was planning on wearing it for Halloween, but I never started making this thing until Wednesday night.

Last night I posted a few pictures on facebook and got dozens of questions about the skirt already, so without further ado, here are the ingredients you will need to make this skirt:

The (affiliate) links below will take you to materials you will need in order to make your own hoops:

Blazing RC-1000 Economy Racheting Pipe Cutter, 1-5/8″, Yellow

A hair dryer. I use this type: Revlon RV544 Perfect Heat Fast Dry Speed Hair Dryer

Genova Products 910071 3/4-Inch x 100-Foot 100 PSI Poly Cold Water Plumbing/Irrigation Pipe Tubing Roll

Genova Products C350107 3/4-Inch Plumbing/Irrigation Poly Insert Pipe Coupling – 10 Pack

18 Roll Variety Pack of Bazic Print and Solid Colors (brights and regular colors) of All Purpose Duct Tape

Scraft Artise (10) Rolls of Washi Masking Tape Japanese Decorative Set, 15mm x 10m, approx. 5/8″x 33′, 10 Bright Solid Colors, Fun for Scrapbooking, Journaling, Cards, DIY, Arts & Crafts

*Irrigation tubing (I used 1/2 inch for it’s light weight)
*Coupling connectors (I used 1/2 inchers)
*Racheting PVC pipe cutters
*electrical tape
*a blow dryer
*a measuring tape


Here’s the video to show you how to make hula hoops:

All you need to do is make 3 hula hoops. Your first hoop needs to fit loosely around your hips. This is where you measuring tape comes in.

Your second hoop needs to be about 4 inches larger. Your third hoop needs to be 4 inches larger than your second hula hoop. Once they are all done, they will “nest” inside each eachother. Tie them together with yard or cord and you are done!


Step one: Decide how big you want each hoop to be. The diameters of my hoops are: 14 inches, 18 inches, and 22 inches. If you are larger than me (26 inch waist), make your hoops bigger.

Step two: Measure and Cut the tubing with the PVC pipe cutters. Keep these sharp mofos away from kids and drunk people!

Step three: Blow dry each end of the tubing to melt the plastic and insert the connector. Connect your hoop. Repeat on each hoop.

Step Four: Decide how long you want the skirt to be. Mine was rather short. I cut two 42-inch strips of yarn to make suspenders, then I cut twelve 10-inch strips of yarn and tied everything together, macrame style, like a space-age plant hanger.

Step Five: Go out and rock your new hoop skirt.

Video tutorial coming soon! 🙂

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