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Coolest Adult Pippi Longstocking Costume 18

by Nicole
(Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Coolest Adult Pippi Longstocking Costume

Coolest Adult Pippi Longstocking Costume

Coolest Adult Pippi Longstocking Costume
Coolest Adult Pippi Longstocking Costume
Coolest Adult Pippi Longstocking Costume

I started this adult Pippi Longstocking costume by buying the blue dress at a local thrift store. I then bought a colourful striped top to go underneath (ideally I would have liked a red top but I couldn’t find one with the right fit for the costume I was trying to create). I cut the sleeves down so that they were quarter length and changed the neckline to make it V-neck.

I went out the my local fabric store and bought some scrap pieces of fabric to create patches. I frayed the edges of the patches and used colourful embroidery thread to stitch the corners onto the dress.

For socks I searched everywhere and could not find knee high socks in the colours or designs that I was looking for. Instead what I did was buy some yellow Rit fabric dye and some fabric spray paint from Michaels along with plain white knee high socks. Dyed on sock yellow (follow instructions for time, I was in a rush and the colour I wanted did not turn out as vibrant as I would of liked). I then took masking tape and taped strips around the socks and used the fabric spray paint to create red and white striped socks. I wore close toed black leather flat shoes which had a strap over the center of my foot.

For my hair I used a folded piece of floral wire which I bobby-pinned into my hair and braided around to make them stick out. If you have layers in your hair I recommend using lots of hairspray or making time to re-do the braids later in the day. I tied them with elastics and then used scrap pieces of the patch fabric to tie bows around them. I drew some freckles on to my face with brown eyeliner.

Definitely one of the most fun costumes I have ever made.

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