How many Elsas' did everyone see this Halloween? (I believe there was a drinking game too?) Trust me, our family was no different! My nieces insisted on both dressing as Elsa for Halloween. Caminea opted for "Coronation Elsa" and Aurelia chose "Sassy Elsa". Both Elsas' were perfect for each of the kid's personalities.
So at first I was skeptical because Jeff and I watched Frozen a while back and I'm not gonna lie; we hated the movie. We felt the graphics were lacking and the story line was super confusing and missing conflict. But upon watching the movie for the 5th time I have decided I like it. I like that the movie is about sister love and also how important good parenting is (since Elsa and Anna's parents were well meaning but horrible parents). The point I take away from the movie is how important it is to nurture children skills and positively impact them with lots of love and surround them with people who will respect and love them (or it is likely your town will freeze).
The kids approached me a while back with their ideas for Elsa costumes. After some major procrastinating I managed to get these completed the day they needed them! I spent a lot of time on pinterest trying to find the nicest and easiest DIY costumes. While researching I came to the realization that there was no easy way to make these costumes. They should be tailor-fit costumes and each costume should be made with satine-y material, plenty of sequins and each came with capes! Oh my! So in the final hour I sewed like a mad woman and basically wung it. I used this dress pattern but extended the bodice and the dress length. All fabric was purchased from this Etsy site and Fabric.com. The gloves and tiara came from Amazon and the shirts were purchased at Walmart. On the "Sassy Elsa" blue dress I used a $10 prom gown I picked up at our local surplus and salvage store for the dress length (already hemmed, huzzah!) and used my snap press to snap on the cape over the zipper so Aurelia could take it on and on. And for that costume I dug through my box of randome sequined "ice skater" materials and found a lovely beaded/sequined blue piece to applique onto the front of the dress for extra sassy-ness.
On Caminea's "Coronation Elsa" dress I added golden ribbon trim and painted the Scandinavian design on the front with acrylic craft paint (which don't last through the wash but are easy to paint back on!). I also painted the top of her gloves. Caminea's cape was made without a pattern, in 7 parts (lining in dark purple/outer in a lighter purple and the collar), and finished off with bias tape on the raw edges on the collar. I dug through my costume jewelry and found a jeweled brooch and add that to the costume and voila!
And the girl's seemed convinced that Audrey should play Olaf. I guess she kind of looks like him with her cream colored overalls?!
The girls wear their costumes everywhere which makes me so happy! I am set to make my other niece a "Sassy Elsa" costume for Christmas and Caminea has requested a "Traveling Anna" outfit from Frozen, Aurelia will get a "Rapunzel" outfit and wigs from Tangled and I think I am going to make Audrey a "Merida" costume from Brave. And likely I will make these all the night before Christmas. Geez!
have a great Saturday,