That was one of my little girls shouting from upstairs. I went up to see what all the fuss was about. It was the night before Halloween, and she was stressing over her store-bought princess costume.
Tired of seeing - and wearing - the same old costume ideas every year? So was I, and so was my little girl. She wanted something unique that none of her friends were going to be wearing. She had just found out that a couple, at least, were going to be princesses - and they had bought their costumes at the same place.
She decided she wanted her princess costume to instead be scary, but in a girlie sort of way. We all racked our brains and in the end she decided her costume would be a princess - not just any princess, mind you - an alien princess. Of course, it was my job to now come up with the costume design that would back her idea and be satisfactory enough for her to be seen around town in. We decided on a homemade alien princess Halloween costume for women and little
- 1 Alien Mask
- 1 Fancy Dress
- 1 Wand or Glue and Construction Paper
- Wig of Braids or Dreadlocks
- 1 Crown or Tiara
- Dress Shoes
- 2 Pairs of Green Pantyhose or Tights
Homemade Alien Princess Halloween Costume
The first thing you will need to do for this Halloween costume is search your house to see which of these items you already have. You might be surprised at what you find. Also, don't forget that even if you don't have an exact item, you may have something you could use to create the item or to act as a substitute for the item. Most women and girls have at least one frilly dress. In our case, we used an Easter dress that had only been worn by my little girl one time. Any dress with shiny, lace, or frilly fabrics will do the trick. The dress is the first step to creating the perfect homemade alien princess Halloween costume.
The next item you'll need are some green pantyhose or tights. If you can't find any, dye some white ones green with RIT Dye. If you do not have time for that, simply go without the tights. They add effect, but are not necessary. If you are using the tights, use two pair. Cut the legs of the second pair so that you can slide those over the arms.
The next part to the costume involves both the wig as well as the alien mask. Since this is not just any princess, but an alien princess, you'll want the hair to look exotic. Take a dreadlock or braided wig and put that on. Now, on the mask, cut a couple small holes in random areas where the hair would be. If the mask does not have an area that goes over the hair, skip the cutting part. Now, if you cut those holes, once you put the mask on, pull a few braids or dreadlocks through each of those holes. The end result should be pieces of hair randomly sticking out all over the head.
Now slide on some dress shoes and you are almost finished with your homemade costume. The dress shoes should somewhat match the princess dress. You may also wish to add bracelets, necklaces, or other jewelry and accessories.
The finishing touch includes the wand and the tiara. Both items can be bought from the Halloween store, craft store, toy store, dollar store, or even the neighborhood grocery store or Wal-Mart. If you cannot find these items, simply make your own out of construction paper. The design is up to you. For the best results, try to match the princess dress.
There you have it: your very own homemade alien princess Halloween costume for women and little girls. By the way, my little girl won the Halloween costume contest at school for "uniqueness", "creativity", and "best look."
Enjoy! Happy Halloween!
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