My daughter is obsessed with princesses. Like seriously obsessed. We even threw her a Tangled birthday party. So naturally she wanted to be a princess for Halloween. I was perfectly ok with that since I already had her Rapunzel outfit from her birthday. So I whipped up a braid for her to wear and she is set for trick or treating!
Now this costume is super easy and can definitely be a last minute costume. You can find the instructions for the tutu here. For the shirt you just need a plain shirt. I know Rapunzel’s is purple but they didn’t have one so ours is pink. Still works. Then get some ribbon, some lace trim, and liquid stitch. I just liquid stitched the ribbon down onto the shirt. The lace trim I liquid stitched onto the neckline and sleeves. Seriously. That’s all I did. You can reference my picture for ideas.
The braid was super easy too once I finally figured out how I was going to do it.
- Yellow yarn
- hot glue
I’m not sure why Picnik decided my carpet should be purple…but whatever!
Step 1: Cut a whole bunch of strands about 5’ long. Keep in mind that the braid in the back will actually be double the amount of strands you cut (it’ll make sense in a second). Find the middle. Place that on the ground and match the middle of the top of the headband up to it. Place the hair around the headband and tie off one end at the bottom of the headband.
Step 2: Braid the yarn long enough to fit around the headband. Basically you’ll have a braid in the middle of the yarn with two long ends on each side. Tie off the end of the braid.
Step 3: Hot glue the braid to the headband.
Step 4: Untie the strings tying off the ends. Bring all the yarn together and make one long braid. Be careful not to go too tight or the headband will come together. You don’t want to bend the headband.
Step 5: Fit the headband onto your child’s hair. I put it more like a crown and then I used bobby pins to pin it in place. For my daughter’s real hair I just put it in a ponytail at the nape of her neck.