The first part of getting ready included making a tutu for her. I have seen ones that I've loved on etsy, but I can't justify spending $40 for one. I am normally craft-challenged, but I decided to make one myself for a fifth of the price. After browsing multiple tutorials online, I sat down today to start. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, and I'm pretty happy with the result!
Step 1: Cut pieces of tulle to length (15 inches for this one)
Step 2: Fold tulle in half. Slip bended end through the hole in the crocheted headband. Pull loose ends through the bended end (look for someone else's tutorial online). :)
Step 3: Keep doing this for about 3 hours. Literally.
Step 4: Put on head and pretend it's an amazing afro. :)
Step 5: Take picture of hard work.
Now if she can only wear this heavy thing for a few hours...