Purple Princess Costume

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Happy Halloween Everyone!! At last I have our final costume of the season ready to share with you guys today! This is Bee’s REAL costume :) She played my model for a few things then this was the first year she decided she had an opinion haha!

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The past few years she never really cared about Halloween (probably because she was too little) but this year she was VERY decisive and requested to be a Purple Princess. I usually wait because toddlers are notorious for changing their minds but she never did. I like a kid who makes a confident decision! To be honest purple isn’t even my favorite… maybe the classic pink princess, a pretty blush, even Cinderella blue?? Nope. Purple.

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So I started looking for patterns, and when I came across THIS ONE from Made for Mermaids she started screaming and jumping so I knew it was the one! A total bonus.. y’all this pattern is free! The pattern is a 5T and is pretty much true to size I would say but Bee isn’t a 5T she’s more of a 3/4T. So, I took it in a little on the sides of the bodice and shortened the length quite a bit. The pattern was super easy to follow and actually went pretty quick, the bodice was a very satisfying sew!

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Purple Princess Dress

The skirt on the other hand is not my friend haha! Tulle is kind of hard to work with (especially if you aren’t a perfectionist because I’m definitely not!) It’s like invisible fabric then I thought 10 layers would be a good idea hahaha… it’s really not. But she’s three and she loves it so I’m going to call it a win :) Look at how much twirling power it has…

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I used light blue, pink, light pink and lavender for the tulle. Then I used a glittery satin for the bodice and a very fun sheer iridescent fabric for the sash. I found the princess crown from Amazon and the shoes were from Target.

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Overall I would say this is one happy princess and that is my favorite part! Be sure to check out all of our other costumes from this year (Phineas and Ferb, La Croix, Letterboard) Have a safe and Happy Halloween.

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Letterboard Costume

Letterboard CostumeMoving right along with our costume parade this year, today I am sharing a costume for me… I’m a Letterboard! If you follow me on Instagram (@taylormadecreates) then you know about my love for these things so I thought what better for me than a Letterboard Costume?!

Letterboard Costume

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I love this one because its is SO simple that anyone can do it (my 8 year old actually helped me with this one) and it can be done super last minute, which lets face it… that’s how we all do Halloween Costumes right?! All you need is a thick posterboard like a science fair board, black felt, silver cardstock and some letterboard letters.

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Directions:

I started by cutting the side flaps off of the Science Fair Board. Then I cut a piece of black felt a little larger than the board. I layered my felt with some batting, it isn’t necessary but I have tons of it and I thought it might make it more realistic. I then sewed tons of lines horizontally across the black felt (1″ apart). That is also optional… Sewing is relaxing to me but you could also use a white pen, or puff paint etc.

Letterboard CostumeThen I just wrapped the felt around the board and used hot glue to adhere it. I found this corrugated silver cardstock at Joanns that seemed perfect for the frame. If you can’t find this you can use any think silver paper or you could even cover cardboard strips with foil, something to look like the aluminum frame. I used hot glue to attach the silver cardstock to the perimeter of the board.

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Next… come up with your quote and attach your letters! Did you catch my subtle Mean Girls reference here ;) I debated cutting letters out of cardstock or felt… which you could easily do! Joann’s carries a brand of Letterboards with accessories that are super affordable. I used my coupon on these 2″ letters and it was just over $3 which I really couldn’t beat! (not sponsored I just love Joanns haha)

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Lastly, attach a ribbon, again… with hot glue, to the back of the board.

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I love how cute and easy this costume turned out! I’m already thinking how I can use this as a decoration for future parties haha! And yes I know my lines aren’t straight… so for anyone that thinks my projects are “just so perfect” here ya go! Done is better than perfect am I right?? Do any of you “grown ups” dress up? Tell me what you are going to be this year! And as always if you make this costume please please please send me a picture! I love to see them :) Happy Crafting!Letterboard Costume-16

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La Croix Costume

La Croix CostumeCan you think of anything cuter than a toddler in La Croix costume?? Me either! La Croix is not only all the rage in with millennials the real world but also at my house :) We have our daily Coconut La Croix hour each afternoon and I pretty much live for it. I saw a few adult La Croix costumes last year but the toddler costume… too much to handle!

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La Croix Costume-20 La Croix Costume-27 La Croix Costume-5 La Croix Costume-31I love this costume option for a group because it’s so simple (no-sew for the win!), good for boys & girls and perfect for kids of any ages! I worked with Primary and used their PJ Pant and Long Sleeve PJ Top… the perfect base for our La Croix girl! As usual… I can’t say enough about the quality of Primary clothing! They must get their cotton from unicorns because everything they make is magically soft.

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La Croix Costume-3This is the fun part… the La Croix Can has a very natural painterly feel so it is perfect for easy fail-proof painting. Be sure to iron the tops and don’t forget to insert a piece of cardboard in the shirt so the paint doesn’t bleed. On the bottom of the “can” or the shirt in our case, paint a blue curved line then above that an aqua curved line. Get messy with it… you can’t mess this up!

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La Croix Costume-7Then for the top of the can, use fabric paint in the color of each shirt. For example on the yellow PJ top, use yellow fabric paint and use the same painterly effect and start in the right hand corner of the top and swoop down to the left. Again this doesn’t gave to be perfect…. and that’s why its fun :)

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La Croix Costume-10I used metallic heat transfer but navy blue would work too. I loved the metallic for the aluminum can look. I found the logo and can lettering and used the “trace” feature on my Silhouette Machine. You could also just print the logo and cut it out freehand, either way works. I have the Silhouette file if you need it then just email me and I can send it over! When you are working with heat transfer just be sure to mirror image the lettering.

(EDIT! I didn’t know there would be so much interest in the file Thanks guys!! I found an easier way to share it… )

Click HERE for the Silhouette Software Format and Click HERE for the JPG Format. If you have a Silhouette, just open your software and drag this attachment in. For the JPG you can print this photo at scale and cut your heat transfer vinyl of even use felt and hot glue! Email me a picture (or tag me) if you make one, I would love to see it! taylor.taylormade@gmail.com

La Croix Costume-11Lastly, iron the cut logo and wording for each “flavor”on to the shirts. Be sure to let the paint dry for at least 4 hours (or maybe even overnight) before ironing.

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La Croix Costume-16I LOVE how these turned out… and they really are simple, don’t let the painting scare you :) I added grey bows for a “can lid” effect! For older kiddos (read: kids that will keep things on their heads haha) You could always attach a “tab” made from foil and cardboard to a headband. Thanks again Primary for sending the PJs for this project! Be sure to check out Primary for ALL of the DIY Halloween ideas!

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Phineas and Ferb Costume

Phineas and Ferb CostumeLook who it is… It’s Phineas and Ferb!

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phineas and ferbIf you don’t have two school aged boys at your house you might not know all about Phineas and Ferb… but it’s awesome so you should probably just watch it in general :) It’s a show on Disney Channel about two brothers who are trying to find ways to entertain themselves during summer vacation and end up coming up with crazy, outlandish inventions and ideas. It’s also one of the only kid shows that Bryan and I can watch and not get sick of because it’s actually pretty witty and we end up laughing during every episode haha! I “pitched” the idea to my boys for a halloween costume and if course they loved it!

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Phineas and Ferb Costume-18These might be the two easiest costumes I’ve ever done! I worked with Primary again this year for the “base” of the costumes. Primary is amazing because they have every style of solid colored, mix and match clothing for kids with no tags or logos, and all of their clothing is super soft!

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Phineas and Ferb Costume-2You Need: Orange Tee, Blue Shorts, Yellow Tee, Purple Pants, Colored Hair Spray, White Felt, Yellow Fabric Paint

For Phineas’s Shirt:

Step 1: Tape off the orange shirt. This is not mandatory but will make your lines straighter, I didn’t measure, just eyeball it.

Step 2: Use Fabric Paint and paint on the yellow stripes. Fabric paint is softer than regular acrylic so you can wash it and your kids could actually wear this shirt again. Allow the paint to dry for at least 4 hours.

For Ferb’s Collar:

Step 1: Cut felt in a “collar like shape” as shown. I sewed three layers together for sturdiness but that’s optional. I also did a little round button too.

Step 2: Hot Glue a piece of elastic around the collar piece. This will wear just like a necklace. Hot glue or pin the button on the yellow tee under the collar.

Ribbet collageLastly, I found colored hair spray (Target, Walmart or any Halloween store) and sprayed their hair orange and green. That was their favorite part :) And that is it!

Phineas and Ferb Costume-22While I do love to sew and I really enjoy making my kids costumes from head to toe, I also have respect for costumes that are this simple but look super cute too.

Phineas and Ferb Costume-34Thank you Primary for sending the clothes! Check out our post last year HERE and tons of other ideas on Primary HERE!

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