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Coolest Rainbow Brite Halloween Costume 5

by Melissa
(Wooster, Ohio)

Rainbow Brite Halloween Costume

Rainbow Brite Halloween Costume

Like every other girl growing up in the 1980’s, I was obsessed with the cartoon Rainbow Brite. For whatever reason, it is not something I grew out of. So when my friends and I decided to dress up as 80’s characters to go out for Halloween this year, I immediately knew what I wanted my costume to be.

At first I started to look online for a pre-made Rainbow Brite Halloween costume but was disappointed to see that the “StarBright” knock-off costume being sold was not very accurate. Any true fan knows Rainbow Brite didn’t carry a wand, didn’t wear high heels, and had a magical rainbow on her belt. Disappointed by my purchasing options, I decided to look into making my own costume.

Unable to find a pre-made blue dress, I went to a fabric store and purchased a dress pattern and the needed blue and white fabric. Because I have no sewing skills, I recruited my mom to do most of the complex assembly and left myself in charge of the accessories.

I created the suspenders and belt using red ribbon, craft foam, and puffy paint. The neck line was created using yellow ribbon and red star patches. The arm and leg bands were rainbow socks which I purchased and cut off the toes. The boots were something I already owned, but I added blue star patches to the sides to liven them up a little.

The costume was a huge success! And I even ran into three girls in the “StarBright” costumes while we were out, and they all admitting to liking my costume more. Also, I could tell we were not the only Rainbow Brite fans still out there because several strangers came up and asked if they could get a picture taken with me.

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Coolest Rainbow Brite Costume 4

by Laura
(Whitby, Ontario, Canada)

Rainbow Brite Costume

Rainbow Brite Costume

This was my first attempt in making a costume. I made the entire Rainbow Brite costume as well as the wig.

Growing up, Rainbow Brite was my hero! So I decided to be her for Halloween. It was such a hit. Everyone at the Halloween party I attended raved about it. I had so much fun being her that night!

To make the costume I simply printed out a ton of Rainbow Brite pictures and drew out a design. I went around to Value Villages and Thrift Stores and found old dresses, material and stuff and managed to put it all together. I actually hand stitched the outfit because I don't own a sewing machine. Man, I put hours into this outfit.

After I was finished the outfit I looked around for a wig but nothing looked right, and since I have very short hair I had to wear one. So, I bought 2 straight yellow wigs and took them apart and what you see in the picture is what I managed to come up with. I was actually quite happy with the result.

Altogether I would have to say that it was my best Halloween ever!

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Your Costume
by: Christine

Hi Laura,

I love your costume! I am interested in buying, or renting it, if it fits. Please let me know if you are interested.



OMG the wig!
by: Anonymous

how the heck did you make that wig?? I've been looking all over for a wig and you MADE this one?? tell me your secret!!

Your wig
by: Kimberly

Your wig is awesome!!! It matches perfectly, you could make some money trying to make those cause I have tried finding a wig to go with my Rainbow Brite costume everywhere and NO ONE HAS anything!!! you did an excellent job on it on the entire costume at that!!!

by: Denise/FL

I love this!! It is soooo much better than the crappy ones the stores sell. I absolutely love it, and the wig - it is perfection!

You did an awesome job, and should be so proud!

by: Jessica

I saw this on e-bay and thought it was the most amazing one on there and I should have got it then cause now its gone and I don't know what to do for Halloween!

Your Wig
by: Candie

Hi I'm not sure if you even check this site anymore but if you do...could you please tell me how you did your wig? I would be very grateful. Thanks. Candie

by: Anonymous

hi I've been looking for the right Rainbow Brite costume but never found the right one. How much would it be if you can make me one to thank you alicia

by: Laura

My name is Laura as well, this costume is amazing, Ive been trying to find a Rainbow Bright Costume for YEARS and cannot find one i like, If you are planning on getting rid of this I will gladly buy it from you, if it fits me.

lurveeeeeee it!!
by: Diane

I have a cartoon themed party next week and really wanted to go as Rainbow Brite and cant find one. I like until now, Are you renting this at all?


I am looking for a Rainbow Bright costume. Do you think you would be willing to make me one w/ wig and all. please let me know

by: Anonymous

I love your wig. It is impossible to find a rainbow brite wig!!! WOuld you sell yours? Thanks
by: Amy

Hi Laura,

I see that this is an old comment stream, but I am very interested in buying this amazing costume from you. Please email me at the above email address and let me know if you still have it and are interested. Thanks!! :)

by: clarissa

have u ever sold this costume..if not what size is it about..

by: clarissa

hi laura..
have u ever sold this or do u make them if wnating an order.. if so., how much do u charge and what sizes do they come in. email me at

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Coolest Rainbow Brite Halloween Costume 6

by Beth
(Salt Lake City, Utah)

Homemade Rainbow Brite Halloween Costume

Homemade Rainbow Brite Halloween Costume

Every year for Halloween I try and do something creative! I have never bought a costume from the store. However a couple years ago I decided I wanted to be my favorite childhood cartoon character, Rainbow Brite. When I looked online at a Rainbow Brite Halloween Costume, I was very disappointed! The only costume was a “star brite girl” or whatever they named her and she did not do Rainbow Brite justice!

So I showed my mom a picture of Rainbow Brite and she was glad to help! We bought most of the fabric at JoAnn’s Fabric store and Hancock Fabrics. She used an old pattern of a jumper and mixed and matched a couple other patterns to create the dress.

To create the shoes she made it like a sock, but with an opening at the top and bottom, I just had to slip it on over big black platform boots. The arms and legs and rim of the skirt are filled with batting. My mom did an awesome job, she is an awesome seamstress!

The costume was a hug success! I hope you all like it!

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Nice costume.

Very creative! I like that you kept it child-like and tasteful. Bravo!

by: The Creator, Beth

Thank you! That was my goal! I wanted it to look cartoonish and very child like!

by: Anonymous

You are the best! Every Rainbow Brite costume I tried on was not classy at all! Thanks for keeping it tasteful.

by: Rainbow Brite 2009

Wow, this is an amazing recreation of a wonderful childhood character! It is the best I have seen by far, and of course better than any store bought one could ever be!

by: Meredith

Hi! I adore your costume! Would you be willing to sell it or create another? Thanks!

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