Princess TIana is the heroine of the Disney film "The Princess and the Frog." The movie is a class fairy tale story, and your little girl may start begging to dress up as the pretty princess. Not to worry, since with a little patience, you can make a homemade Princess Tiana costume using just a few basic supplies and materials. The most important thing to remember is that the princess wears a green dress, which you can accomplish with a bit of fabric dye.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Elastic skirt
- Fabric dye
- Hot glue gun
Find a long, full skirt with an elastic waist, like a petticoat. Find a light-coloured leotard as well. Check vintage or thrift shops for the pieces.
Make a dye bath using a box of green dye and a bucket of water. Submerge the skirt and leotard in the dye bath for one hour, then remove the clothes and rinse out in a sink or tub. Hang up to dry.
Cut a piece of green tulle from a fabric store, so the piece is about 1 yard long. Bunch up the tulle to make it narrow and attach each end to the front top of the skirt, using a hot glue gun, so the tulle wraps around the skirt making a bustle.
Cut two pieces of green tulle to about 1 foot each. Attach each end of one piece to the bottom centre of the leotard sleeve, using a hot glue gun to secure them right at the armpit, so the tulle will hang over your shoulder when you wear the leotard. Repeat at the other sleeve.
Wear the leotard and pull the skirt over the leotard to make the full dress.
Tips and warnings
- Add a tiara and high-heeled shoes to finish off the costume.
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