First decide which character you want to make. Remember, the costume is "inspired" not the exact replica. From there, grab a recycled t-shirt, paint to your heart's content!
For the Princess Anna from Frozen inspired costume, I started with a simple black t-shirt and painted directly on the t-shirt with similar colors. I did do this freehand but you could sketch it out with a marker if desired. I wasn't so concerned with it being perfect so I went for it.
I checked out the clearance rack at TJMaxx and scored this size XXS women's skirt with a tiny elastic waist. It was the perfect royal blue so it felt like it was meant to be and for $3 bucks, how could I go wrong? I simply trimmed the bottom of the skirt so it wasn't too long.
Lastly, I grabbed this pink shirt from the clearance rack for $2 - it was the perfect color so I thought I could deconstruct it and "make it work"! With a little cutting, some simple stitches and a few dabs of hot glue, the cape was born!
Not too bad for a costume that cost me about $6 in supplies and an hour or so of my time! Riley's smiling face was all the approval I needed!
Sometimes looking a little different than everybody else is EXACTLY what you want to be for Halloween (especially when you're ten!)
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