Keeping it Simple: Disney Frozen Halloween Costume: DIY Anna Frozen Adult Costume for Under $20

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Disney Frozen Halloween Costume: DIY Anna Frozen Adult Costume for Under $20


Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  I love the creativity that goes into dressing up and of course the candy! Every year since my oldest son was 1 (he's 10 1/2 now) we had a family theme for Halloween.  I knew that eventually it was going to happen and not everyone would agree on one theme.  Sadly this year was the year.  My boys agreed but there was no way that my only daughter was going to do something other than Frozen.  She is almost 5 and has yet to be a girly person for Halloween. So we are having two themes this year.  And of course I had to be involved with the girly theme.  I picked my daughter up a super cute Elsa costume and my 2 YO an Olaf costume.  I looked for an Anna adult costume and couldn't find anything under $40, which is a lot of money to me.  So I decided that I was going to make one and I love how it turned out!  It cost me less than $20 to make and if I hadn't made the cloak it would have only been about $10, you can't beat that! 



This is how I made it:
This is the material that I used:
1 1/2 yards of blue poly satin fabric
1 1/4 yards of pink felt
Gold ribbon/trim
1 black t-shirt

To cut down on cost I bought most everything separate and used a 40% off coupon at the craft stores. 


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For the skirt I folded the fabric in half (the way it comes, so this is 1 1/2 yards wide).  I found the center of the fabric and then marked it.  Normally when I make myself skirts, I cut the fabric to be 22" but since I wanted some pleats and more full I made the top 25".  Then for the bottom I wanted it to be very wide, so it is 45".
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I cut that out and then turned it inside out and sewed up the sides.
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I then cut open the top and added some elastic to the top.  I cut the elastic the same measurement of my waist.
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For the fun flowers, I cut out the design out of vinyl using my silhouette.  I found the image online and then using the trace feature I made the design in Silhouette studio.
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I then painted the flowers a light blue and pink.  I only did the flowers in the front because the cloak with cover them up.  But if I were to do just the dress I would do the whole skirt.
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Now for the top:
I took the black shirt and cut off the sleeves. Then I cut off the neck and made it a v-neck.  Then I cut a V at the bottom of the shirt.
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I sewed the gold trim onto the neck and the bottom of the shirt.
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Then I cut out another design with my Silhouette for the top.
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I used a few different colors on the top.  Because it was going on black I had to do 2-3 coats of paint for it to show up.
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And that's it for the dress!  I was pretty simple to make and I think it's so much fun!  Maybe I'll wear the skirt to church someday ;).
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Now for the cloak.,  I used felt because it was cheaper than fleece and it's a very forgiving fabric, you don't have to trim it and you can use a glue gun with it :).  To be completely honest, I was making up the cloak as I went along.  At some points I would just cut off random pieces to shape it better.  So bare with me :).

So I made the cloak like a long vest.  I cut the felt into three long pieces.  The middle on was about the width of the black shirt I used for the top of the dress.  I added a couple of inches to the sides to make it a little wider.  Then the sides were roughly half of the middle (a little more).  I cut arm holes in all of the pieces.
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Then I sewed the sides and top together to make the cloak (like a vest).
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Now for the flappy thing, not sure what to call it.  I cut it into a half circle but ended up cutting the straight part (that's the part that goes on the neck) more curved.  I then sewed this onto the cloak and and then cut away at the felt to shape it a little better so it would lay flat when I put it on.
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Now for the fun part, decorating the cloak with pom poms and lace.  I bought some lace fabric and cut it into 2 each strips.
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Then I glued on the lace and the pom poms.  You can sew it on but I just used a glue gun.
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And that's it for the cloak and the dress!!  Once I figured out the cloak it wasn't hard to make at all.  And the black lace and trim really help hide my mistakes.
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My favorite parts are the painted flowers, I just love them and they really add to the costume. 
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I put a blue shirt underneath the black top  and then added some black boots.  Most likely this is how I will be wearing the costume while trick or treating, the cloak is really warm. No wonder Anna could survive the snow, it's a warm costume!
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And here it is with the cloak.  Either way it is super fun and I can't wait to be dressed up with my little girl and son!  

4 comments:

Jami Mayer said...

Excellent post and THANK YOU for sharing!!!! My 4 year old will be "Aqua Elsa" as she puts it, and my 6 mo. old son is going as Kristoph - my mom is making both costumes and I was at a loss on what I could realistically do to dress up with them under the theme. This is fabulous and I have a real shot of executing now! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

Jami Mayer said...

Excellent post and THANK YOU for sharing!!!! My 4 year old will be "Aqua Elsa" as she puts it, and my 6 mo. old son is going as Kristoph - my mom is making both costumes and I was at a loss on what I could realistically do to dress up with them under the theme. This is fabulous and I have a real shot of executing now! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

Chantelle Doll said...

The dress turned out great! I also have an Elsa wanting momma to be Anna so I am working on a DIY costume. I don't see so hopefully it turns out half as nice as yours.

Kori said...

I am just amazed that you so tackled such a project so easily!!