DIY Disney Princess Costumes

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  1. Stephanie says:

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

    1. dwulf says:

      Great idea! I hope you try it! Feel free to post a picture on my FB page http://www.facebook.com/diyinspired 🙂

  2. Sarajane says:

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

    1. dwulf says:

      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.

  3. Tanya says:

    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?

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      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!

  4. Jennifer Orme says:

    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

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      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).

  5. Nancy Michelli says:

    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.

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Hi Nancy! Glad you like it! I measured from my hips to my ankles and then doubled it.

  6. Lauren says:

    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?

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Hi Lauren! Thank you! It’s just one layer 🙂

  7. Audrey says:

    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?

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Hi Audrey! I know I should have included that, so be forewarned this is a guess (since this was so long ago)! I think I used about 6 red, 4 white, and 2 black.

      1. Lane Allen says:

        It this in rolls or yards?

  8. Kim says:

    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.

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      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!

  9. Jess ❤ says:

    How much Tulle do I need for a Child’s skirt?

  10. Kristine Gifford says:

    Hi There! Our family is going to Disneyland in a couple weeks and we are going to the Halloween Party! I’m dressing up as the Queen of Hearts and I LOVE this skirt idea. I have a couple questions for you before I get started. I’ve purchased tulle by the yard (10 each of red, black & white) and I’m curious if you cut yours into narrower strips than how it comes. If so, how wide were they? It looks like you did in the picture, but rather than guess I thought I’d ask. Does it make a difference in how wide of a piece of ribbon you use for the waistband? I’d like to copy your idea (why reinvent the wheel?) so any tips you can give me would be appreciated! One last question: what do you think is the best way to attach the hearts? I will be making mine out of felt, but wasn’t sure if hot glue, or something else would be the best way to attach them to the skirt. I’m super excited about this cute (and I’m hoping comfortable)costume to roam around Disneyland in!

    Thanks for the great idea. I’m definitely going to use this to make my granddaughter a Princess skirt also!

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Hi Kristine! This sounds so fun and exciting! We go to Disneyland all the time. We must live close 🙂

      Yes, I cut them in strips about 5-6 inches wide. They weren’t perfect and I still have that skirt today! I used hot glue to glue on the felt hearts. Just make sure the tulle strips are straight when you glue it on because you won’t be able to move it if you make a mistake in placement.

      I’m so glad you like this. Let me know how it turns out! Have fun at D-land!

      1. kristine Gifford says:

        Thanks for your advice! I’ll let you know how it turns out.

  11. Linda Bailey says:

    For the queen of hearts skirt did you use ribbon or elastic to tie thw tule on?

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      So sorry for the late response, Linda! I hope it’s not too late! I used ribbon for mine.

  12. Meg says:

    I am putting this skirt together for Halloween. How do you get the tulle to lay nice an flat? Mine seems to be overly poofy.

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Hi Meg! Try less strips and loosen the larks head knot a tad and then spread them out.

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