DIY Snow White and Grumpy Costume Tutorial
Halloween is a crowd favorite in my house. This Halloween, I decided to become Snow White, which meant Ronaldo was going to be a dwarf. Fitting for his personality, he chose Grumpy. In this post, I will talk to you about how I made our costumes.
Ronaldo's costume was easy. He had brown pants, so all we needed was a slouchy beanie and a flannel shirt. Pair them with an ax and a lantern and you have it made. We got the flannel at our local Goodwill ($5), the ax at a Halloween store and I made the beanie. We found the lantern in my backyard.
To make the beanie, I went to Joann's and bought 1/2 yard of brown fabric. I folded the fabric in half and cut out the shape I wanted it to be: a large rounded cone. After that, I cut a small strip the size of his head's circumference and sewed it to the bottom to give the beanie a nice finished look with a bit of stretch.
To make the Snow White costume, I knew I was going to need a truckload of fabric. Since Joann's is pretty pricey, I took a trip to the Mission Tiki swap meet. I bought 5 yards of yellow knit fabric, 1/2 yard of light blue fabric, 1/2 yard of red fabric and 40 yards of yellow tulle... Don't judge me... All in all, I spent a total of $25. Then, of course, when I went to Joann's, I found a beautiful stretch trim that I knew would look beautiful as a belt for my skirt, so I bought a yard of it. I had white felt, lots of different color thread, a red cape and red ribbon lying around the house.
For the headband, I found a cheap plastic headband and hot glued the red ribbon onto it. I then made a little bow out of the leftover ribbon and hot glued that on as well. TADA!
For the top, folded my fabric in half and (using a tank top as my pattern) traced out my shirt, cut it out and sewed the side seams together. I got gold puffy paint and made a long stripe down the center front. With two small stitches, I attached the cape.
Next, after scouring the internet for puffy sleeve tutorials, I got down to business. Make your sleeves extra large because you gather them before attaching it to the top (giving it the extra poof). Using thin elastic, cut two pieces that are about as long as your arm's circumference. Stitch those bad boys to the bottom end. Starting at the bottom, sew on your sleeves and close them up.
Hot glue 3 tear drops cut from your red fabric.
For the skirt, I made an underskirt circle skirt and 4 layers of tulle circle skirts following a tutorial I found on Youtube. It was a little tricky but ended up fine. This second tutorial was beneficial in cutting out the fabric properly and is worth a look too.
Lastly, using glue, I attached the red flower trim around the elastic. I used glue because I wanted to be able to remove the trim to use for later projects. It was way too expensive for a single time use!
Since you couldn't see my shoes, I rocked brown flip flops.
Not pictured: A small purple birdie that I clipped onto a hair tie on my wrist.
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Oh, and if you know someone who needs 20+ yards of fabric, let me know... Hahaha.