Thursday, October 9, 2014

Frozen Anna Inspired DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial


I can't believe it's almost Halloween.  Time sure flies.  Last year I made my daughter a sushi costume knowing that it would be the last time she would let me pick her costume for Halloween.  This year she has followed in her big sister's footsteps and insisted that she wanted to be a Disney princess for Halloween (Anna from Frozen to be exact).  I decided to try to make her costume instead of buying it. I have to admit it doesn't completely look like Anna, more of a resemblance but she's happy with it and that's all that matters.  Most of the materials I had at home.  The only thing I needed to buy was the blue tulle.


I'm pretty sure Anna wore pink converses around her castle also.
The best tulle to buy for no sew tutus are the ones cut in these spools.  If you are making a bigger tutu you will need two spools.

To cut the tulle fast wrap it around a piece of cardboard that is the length you want the tutu.  Be sure to add an extra inch allowance for the knotting of the tulle.  You will cut one side so the tulle will be twice the length.
Cut one side only, now you can double up the tulle for making the tutu.  
To knot the tulle I use this slip knot technique.  I posted a YouTube video on how to knot this to make a tutu.  Video here.
To make the dress embellishments I used poly satin ribbon (its the cheapie florist ribbon), This ribbon does not fray so it was perfect.  You could also use felt. 
Attach embellishments using fabric glue or a hot glue gun.  I attached embellishments on both sides to make it look a bit more finished.
Tutu is finished.  To make the shirt cut out same embellishments and glue.
I happened to have a maroon poncho that I cut down the center to make it a cape.  The black shirt was embellished with the same poly satin ribbon as the tutu.  Gold ribbon was placed around the waist of the tutu.
One costume down two more to go. I'm making the twins costumes this year too.  So many cute and funny twin costume options to choose from.  Stay tuned for their costume tutorial.

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