this may well blow your mind, so i hope your sitting safe :)
i've made a dress, out of vintage towels, it has a hood WITH TASSLES!!
crazy i know, but i love it. today i surfed in my 4' 3. usually a most undignified wetsuit to remove...but with my gypsy dress....it all happened so smoothly
by the way, i made the pom pom too, haven't done that since year 4.