Wanting to bring back a little of our childhood as my best friend and I were about to celebrate our 20th Halloween, we knew from the start we had to get Disney involved. Of course little girls love dressing up as Disney princesses from a young age but WHO SAYS there’s an age limit when it comes to rocking Aladdin and Little Mermaid Costumes. With my dark red hair and my friends tan complexion we knew we could pull off our characters to a T…. However, there was one problem involved … finding the costume!
After endless hours of searching online for outfits that didn’t even look like the movie …. We came up with an idea …. What if we tried to replicate the costumes we use to love watching on our VCR tapes over and over again. We walked into a Joanne’s Fabric and matched the colors of Jasmines gypsy pants and Ariel’s Mermaid tail as close as we could. After that we purchased jewels for Jasmines top and two seashells from Micheal’s for Ariel’s top.
For Jasmines costume we cut the fabric in a pant like shape and hand sewed to make loose pants. for Ariel’s costume all we had to do was cut a long like maxi skirt and tie at the side! They came out way better then we predicted; and the best part was acting like our characters the whole night !! Between Jasmines belly dancing and “Magic Carpet” riding impersonation combined with Ariel’s hair brushing with a fork and singing “Part of that World” we had the whole parties attention and everyone was reminiscing about their favorite scenes / Disney movies as well! And to our surprise have the fun was making it!
We can’t wait to see what Joanne’s Fabric has in store for us this year …..Cinderella and Tinkerbell maybe ;) WE SHALL SEE!
1. measure waist to toe
2. cut fabric 3 inches more than that measurement
3. cut fabric into pants shape (2 sides, front and back)
4. hand sew two pieces together very loosely
5. add rubber bands at ankles to create the tight at bottom effect
6. cut a piece of fabric into a top (size up to you)
* OPTIONAL TOUCHES *
– spray paint slippers or socks in gold spray paint and dip in glitter to dry for shoes
– add a headpiece ! (gold head band, crown, etc!)
– glue gold sequence on top into a pattern
– add a gold belt
– Jasmine side pony (add ribbon, or section it off with gold spray painted hair ties)
1. purchase 2 green fabrics (1 light green tool, 1 dark green shiny)
2. cut dark green fabric from waist to floor length
3. put around waist like a skirt and tie ends at each of your hips
4. add light green tool at top and bottom for details on the fins and tail
5. Purchase a purple bar and super glue two spray painted purple shells to each cup (shells can be purchased at Micheal’s)
* Optional Touches *
– Ariel is known for her long hair, so add extensions or if you have long hair keep it down with loose waves!
– Carry a stuff animal of flounder or Sebastian with you. Ariel is rarely seen without her under the sea pals.
– She’s got gadgets and gizmos a plenty!!!! So to add to Ariel as a character carry around a vintage fork to brush your hair with or maybe even a big shell to use as a phone.
– Add a green boa (to look like seaweed) or maybe shell ear ring or a shell necklace.
The fun thing about making your own costume is the ideas are endless, put your own personal spin on your favorite Disney character with the help of some of OUR ideas. Have fun and remember:
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
– Walt Disney