This time last year, my girls decided that they of course wanted to be princesses for Halloween. Since my oldest has the thick blond hair she went with Frozen’s Elsa and the younger is the perfect fit for Belle! Problem is the store bought costumes tend to be so cheaply made, poor fitting and come at a price, especially when you are out of kids sizes and into juniors and adult sizes. That’s when we turn to our local goodwill. Finding a few dresses to embellish was easy since it’s not right after homecoming. Then we just embellished a little bit and created easy and beautiful dresses!
For Queen Elsa, we found a long light blue gown for $9. She put it on over a long sleeve white tee, sewed some snowflakes from the dollar store onto the bottom, pinned a long piece of sparkly white tulle to the back (can see when she turns around) and added a tiara. Done!
For Belle, it was a little tougher to find a long gown so we picked up this short fitted dress for $6 at goodwill. At the fabric store we found a matching satin fabric, some elastic and a little bit of gold tulle. We sewed a simple skirt with elastic to pull up over the dress to create a gown look, added a few swags of tulle to the sleeves and that’s it.
Thrift Shop Costumes – Queen Elsa & Belle
My oldest also picked up this beautiful dark blue satin gown the year before for a Halloween costume. She paired it with a burgundy cape, black tee and belt to create Queen Elsa’s other look from the movie. Another super simple transformation. (When she’s not holding a volleyball she has on long gloves!)
Check out my other thrift shop costumes: