Treasure Troll Costume Ideas

Written by lauren romano
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Treasure trolls have been popular for decades and have developed quite a following. If you're one of their many fans and want to dress up as one for Halloween, the costume is easy and relatively inexpensive to put together. With high-standing hair, a tummy jewel and a cute outfit, your costume will stand out at almost any party.

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To do a basic treasure troll outfit, opt for a flesh-coloured bodysuit and flesh-coloured tights. Another option is to wear any costume you wish -- a swimming costume, ballerina tutu or lab coat are just some of the options. Trolls wore a variety of outfits so there's an option regardless of how much clothing coverage you want.


Treasure trolls sometimes had rosy cheeks, so put blush on your cheeks for some colour. Use a nude lipstick and, if you wish, coloured eyeshadow to match the colour of your hair. Trolls have a slightly tan skin colour -- to achieve the look, use bronzer, spray-tan or tanning lotion.


The hair, one of the focal points of the treasure troll costume, takes a lot of hair product to achieve if you would rather not use a troll wig. Bend over so your hair falls straight down, gather it as if you were putting it into a ponytail, then work your hands down to the tips of the hair and hold taut. Use a freeze hairspray or gel all over the hair -- apply it from the roots down to the tips until your hair stands straight up in a triangle shape without falling. Spray a temporary solid colour hairspray all over your hair until you can't see your own hair colour.

Tummy Jewel

From a piece of fabric, cut out the shape you want your tummy jewel to be -- it should be large enough to be quite visible from several feet away. Use a strong glue to attach large circular rhinestones onto the shape until the entire surface is covered -- the rhinestones must correspond in colour to that of your troll hair. Put double-tape on the back of the fabric and attach it onto your stomach area, either on your bare skin if you are wearing a midriff-bearing shirt or directly onto your clothing.


Wear nude-colour ballet flats to simulate the bare feet treasure trolls always have. If you're carrying a small purse, carry one that's the same colour and shape as your tummy jewel. If you want to wear earrings, opt for rhinestone studs.

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