Elsa for Halloween…A DIY Costume

*My daughter wore this costume for Halloween 2014 but I am just now getting around to sharing it now – complete blogger fail*

Like practically every other little girl in 2014, my 5 year old wanted to be Elsa for Halloween. I could have bought a costume but we kind of have a tradition that Mom makes your costume. As long as I can get away with it I’m going to stick to that plan.

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Since my sewing skills stink I knew making a dress from scratch wasn’t going to happen. I needed to find a dress that already fit Caroline and add to that. I found a completely white dress that had been given to us, discussed the design with Caroline, took a trip with her to the fabric store, and just jumped in to making it.

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Caroline picked out this blue sequined overlay (is that what this is called?) so I hand stitched it onto the white dress.

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At this point the dress was too short for Caroline so I needed to add some length with the blue satin (aka old bridesmaid standard fabric).  I have no idea why there is a seam in the middle of the dress.

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We made a cape which was made of the blue satin and then the blue sequin overlay sewed on top of that.

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Add a little face paint for Halloween and we have one happy camper princess.

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I also bought this accessories set on etsy for Caroline (I can’t find the store now). She wanted all the pieces and I thought why not. On the end of the gloves I added sequins to make them look even more “princessy.” This set blew the budget but I didn’t really care.

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Blonde Elsa braid with brunette hair = little girls dream

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What are your little ones going to be this year?

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2 Responses to Elsa for Halloween…A DIY Costume

  1. Kelly says:

    She looks so excited. What is she going to be this year?

  2. Jess says:

    Beautiful! Hand-stitched the overlay?! Well-done!