My daughter loves Peter Pan and thinks Tinkerbell is awesome.
But I love Princess Tiger Lily. She is too cute. Her fashion sense is amazing.
Then my daughter said she wanted to be an Indian Princess for Halloween.
Score! I was totally on board.
Everything was great, until my Little Girl, in all her 3 year old stubbornness told me that “Princess” meant that she would have a “Princess Dress” which translates to a tulle skirt. Errr… that does not go with my vision for this fringed costume. So mama had to revise her vision, obviously.
I decided to stick with the awesome color pallet. Lime, bright coral, purple, and teal. That color combo is hot.
So here’s the little costume my girl is gonna rock for Halloween:
I love it. She loves it because she gets to be “Poccahonits, Tiger Lily, and a Princess.” That’s what she says.
Whatever it takes to get her to love it, because mama does not have $40 to shell out on a costume she will wear once.
Instead mama spent $22 on things she will wear again and again. Boom.
Headband – $1 paper and feather //Top – Old Navy, $2 //Boots – Old Navy, $15 //Brown Leggings – $0 from her closet //Tutu – $4 in material//
Ok, so the boots were a total splurge. But can we just talk about the super cute teal, magenta, lime, purple, and yellow feathers around the top. Seriously, feel free to discuss. They are so cute. And totes go with the color scheme. So mama splurged. And as (another) side note: these are a size 10, on my 3 yr old. She is actually a shoe size 9, but since she insisted on the 10. They are probably more comfy, but she trips over everything because they are 2″ longer than her big toe. She cracks me up.
Here’s how I made the skirt
Cut various sizes of tulle, double desired length of finished tutu
Cut elastic to size of your child’s waist, wrap around a chair, and secure with safety pin
Fold each peice of tulle in half, length-wise, three times
No sewing or pinning, just hold it in place with your fingers. Keep it simple ladies
Then tie on pieces, like this:
Do this until you find the fullness you like… I did about 60 billion… just kidding, but it kinda felt like it.
But the end result, totes worth it.
Even when she gives such sassy attitude to the Papparazzi
I do not know how some bloggers get their kids to model clothing and creations.
Mine literally runs and says “No! It is my picture, you cannot have it!”
Meaning any photos I take of her are her property, and therefore I cannot take them.
Maybe we have issues with sharing… or really clear boundaries. I am not sure.
What are your plans for Halloween Costumes?