I always enjoyed the movie Pippi Longstocking when I was younger and my daughter Megan, age 3 at the time, loved it too, so we decided to make her a Pippi Longstocking Halloween costume.
I started by buying a couple of patterns that would best fit into the shapes that I needed for the clothing. I made a bright pink dress with long sleeves. Then I adjusted a pattern to create a blue "apron" that would fit over the front of the dress. The "apron" criss-crosses and ties in the back. I added details by ironing on some misc. fabric swatches to the front of the "apron". She then wore black tights with mismatched colorful socks and black boots.
In order to get the socks long enough I purchased adult women's socks (the kind with the individual toes in them) and cut of the feet and added elastic in the bottoms. I could of used leg warmers, but hard to find and not colorful enough. Although I was able to find Pippi braids on a headband, I was unable to find a complete wig. So, I gathered some material using elastic to fit over her head and then sewed and hot glued where needed orange yarn to match the braids that I had purchased.
We completed the costume by adding Pippi's monkey, Mr. Nelson and giving her lots of blush and freckles. I think that this costume turned out so cute. Much better than any store bought would have been.
My daughter chose Pippi Longstocking as the character she wanted to be for WORLD BOOK DAY, today, 03/03/2011.
I started this Pippi Longstocking Costume by sewing old bits of fabric as patches on an old hand-me-down dress. I also stitched the monkey on the shoulder so he wouldn't keep falling off as she had to wear the outfit all day at school. We used a long old stripey sock which my daughter wore on one leg over her stripey tights.
For her hair, I followed one of the previous suggestions on this site using an old hanger which I cut and moulded to go on her head. I bent the two sides out just above the ear area and tied her hair in pigtails on to the wire. I then plaited the hair and tied again. Just to be extra sure, I used 2 hair clips to keep the wire in place. With a bit of brown eyeliner, we completed the look with sprinkling of freckles on the cheeks and nose (no cost incurred as everything used was old and already in the house).
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It is the character Pippi longstockings from the movie, who is an adventurous little girl with a wacky appearance. She has red hair in two braids that curl in an unusual way to give her the famous look she is known for. Being an orphan of such, she dressed herself with mismatch clothing that often suited her adventures she said she was going on.
We acquired this unique look of the Homemade Pippi Longstockings Costume by selecting randomly matched clothing with the famous Pippi stockings that she often wore. We achieved the BRIGHT red hair by selecting hair paint that we sprayed over the braids. And, to have the silly braids we loosened a coat hanger and threaded it through her hair to the one and only Pippi style!
For Pippi's famous freckles we used an eyeliner pencil to put six on each cheek of her face. With all our efforts, we were successful in bringing to life the one and only..... PIPPI LONGSTOCKING!
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Here's my Homemade Pippy Longstockings Costume! I got everything at SAVERS for under 15 bucks. I got the pig tails to stick up using a coat hanger. I bent it in the shape of a headband, and then braided my hair around the wire on each side.