02nd Oct2012

DIY Disney Princess Costumes

by Dinah Wulf
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As you may already know this year for Halloween my husband is going to be the Mad Hatter, I am going to be the Queen of Hearts, and my daughter is going to be Alice from Alice in Wonderland.  Recently, I did a tutorial for a DIY No Sew Tutu. I wanted to show you that with this tutorial, you can apply it to virtually any Disney Princess character (or any character for that matter) and make your own DIY Disney Princess Costumes.

Here is my skirt for my Queen of Hearts costume using the tutorial.  I used black, red, and white tulle and added three felt red hearts with hot glue.  I also made a crown out of a recycled plastic sour cream container.

For this adult skirt I bought tulle by the yard because it was much cheaper that way (don’t forget to look for a coupon!). It was about 11-12 yards (approximately 6 red, 4 white, 2 black) for this skirt. I measured from my hips to ankles and doubled it for the length. I only used one layer of tulle all around and wore black tights underneath.

This is my daughter’s Alice skirt.  I added the felt spade because I wanted us to match. J She will also wear a white t-shirt with puffy sleeves, a black ribbon in her hair, white tights, and black Mary Jane shoes.

Here are some other color combos you can do to make your own Disney Princess costumes utilizing the DIY No Sew Tutu tutorial:

  • Cinderella – baby blue
  • Snow White – blue, white, yellow, and red
  • Sleeping Beauty – pink and white
  • Arial – blue and green
  • Jasmine – teal
  • Pocahontas – tan and brown
  • Tinkerbelle – green and yellow
  • Mulan – red, purple, pink, and blue
  • Rapunzel – purple
  • Tiana- light and dark green or blue

Tip: Tulle also comes glittery as well.  Consider mixing the two kinds, but if you do, make the skirt outside!  Glitter everywhere (I learned the hard way)!

You can play around with accessories like, tiaras, crowns, wands, gloves, shoes, etc.  Remember: check the dollar store first!

 More Alice in Wonderland DIY Costume Ideas:

More Alice In Wonderland:

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, an eco-friendly site promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, 3M DIY Expert, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Fix.com, Earth 911, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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24 Responses to “DIY Disney Princess Costumes”

  • Stephanie

    My daughter loves Tinkerbelle. This is such a perfect idea for fairy costumes. They would be cute party favors too.

  • Sarajane

    I was wondering how much tulle you needed for the adult skirt? Which type did you buy, pre-cut or by the yard?

    • Hi Sara Jane! For the adult skirt I bought tulle by the yard because it was much cheaper that way (don’t forget to look for a coupon!). I believe it was about 16 yards for both skirts pictured, so I would guess about 11-12 yards.

  • Tanya

    I’ve made a tutu before for my daughter but the tulle just stuck together and looked like a big matted ball and I couldn’t get the strips to straighten out. How do you get and keep the strips to lie straight?

    • So strange! I haven’t had that happened. I do recall when making these that I would run my fingers through the strips as I made each knot. It is also helpful if you tie the band around a chair back (or something similar) so that it stays in place as you add each strip. I hope this helps!

  • Jennifer Orme

    What did you wear as a top? I’m desperate for a queen of hearts costume for my daughter’s and they are so expensive! I’m thinking I might be able to stumble through this diy project. Fingers crossed

    • Hi Jennifer! I wore a black tank top with a cropped short sleeved black jacket. You should definitely try it! It’s SUPER easy. You just need a large work space (floor area).

  • Nancy Michelli

    How long did you cut the pieces of Tulle for the adult size costume? I think this is a great idea and would love to do this for our Disney Halloween trip.

  • Lauren

    These tutus look awesome! I’m hoping to be the Queen of Hearts for Halloween. I was wondering if you did multiple layers of tulle, or just one around the elastic?

  • Audrey

    I’m trying to make the Queen of Hearts tutu for myself. I think it is an awesome idea! How much tulle did you use in each color?

  • Kim

    I had the same problem as another commenter. They strips wound up coming out wavy and kind of bunched up. My daughter was happy with it but wonder why it happened.

    • Hi Kim! I’m not sure why the strips get wavy. Maybe a snag in the scissors? So strange! I’ve made so many of these and that’s never happened. I’m glad it worked out in the end!

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