Make Your Dreams Come True With This Disney Princess Group Halloween Costume
As a little girl, I dreamed of becoming a Disney princess. As a grown adult(ish), I still have that dream! Contrary to a lot of modern-day feminist thinking, I see many strong characteristics in these fairy-tale heroines. Yeah, Cinderella cooks and cleans all day, but she is also so kind and resilient toward her evil stepmother and stepsisters. Sure, Snow White sings about how someday her prince will come and save her, but she's also so positive even when life is a bummer. I can literally go on and on about how Disney princesses are totally ladies we aspire to, but we have a Halloween costume DIY to talk about!
Snow White Costume
Why not start with the one who started it all? I know I *just* talked about making their casual clothes rather than their gowns, but Snow either wears scrubby servant rags or her magnificent primary-colored dress. Since there’s no in-between, I chose to go with her classic red, blue and yellow ensemble.
To put together Snow’s outfit, I bought a blue Chicastic Corset ($30), a Choies Yellow Midi Skirt ($18) and yellow Glaze Ankle Strap Sandals ($27) from Amazon. I made the sleeves from sewing together two strips of blue satin into tubes and gluing red felt pieces all around. Then I sewed the sleeves on the corset. I also glued some blue sequin ribbon along the top of the corset for some shimmer and shine.
Makeup: Go BIG with your eyes! Keep your eyelids neutral and draw on a thick cat eyeliner with a double flick to elude to those large doe-eyed lashes. To make your eyes look even bigger, add a white eyeliner to your lower water line. Throw on a set of thick false eyelashes to seal the deal. Snow white has those flush rosy cheeks, so hit the apples of your cheeks with a bright pink blush. Add some bright red lipstick and highlighter to your upper cheekbones for your finishing touches.
Hair: Start off by adding small curls throughout your hair and then comb through them with your fingers. Back comb into the wave pattern using a rats tail comb and then pin into a faux bob. Wrap with a red ribbon to complete the look.
Lips as red as the rose. Hair as black as ebony. Skin as white as snow.
“Whistle while you work! Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doooooo!”
One big reason I love Disney princesses so much is that they all have big dreams. Ariel probably has the biggest: She wants to be a human and live on land. Though she definitely makes some rash decisions, I love Ariel’s burning curiosity, passion and spunkiness. All those things are probably why Prince Eric fell in love with her. That, and because she and him are meant to be.
I bought a navy Chicastic Corset ($30), a HIKA Blue Midi Skirt ($24) and an EMAXDesign Red Wig ($40) from Amazon. I also bought a white peasant top from Forever 21 to tuck under the corset. I glued some navy sequin trim along the top and bottom edges of the corset. When it comes to princesses, the sparklier the better! Creative Content Producer Maddie brought her own black pumps to complete the outfit.
Makeup: I had a little fun on Ariel’s makeup by applying a teal blue cat eye paired with a soft pink crease and a few coats of mascara. Apply a bright pink blush to your cheeks, highlighter to your cheekbones and red lipstick on your pucker.
Hair: Even though this is a wig, it’s clutch to style it to take it to the next level. In this case, pull up half of the wig hair and secure into a blue ribbon. Apply hairspray and a shine agent to the ends and then comb through the hair with a bristle brush to keep the end from looking stringy.
Oh no, my voice!
“I wanna be where the people are.”
Gosh, I love Cinderella. As a kid, I would scrub the floors of my house and pretend I was Cinderella in the scene with all the bubbles. To nobody’s surprise, my parents were also big fans of Disney.
I bought a black Folter corset beater tank, a blue Timeson Long Sleeve Blouse ($49), a white Alexanders Costumes Puritan Apron ($16) and a brown KIRA Midi Skirt ($20) from Amazon. Planner Ursula brought her own black flats.
Makeup: For Cinderella, make sure to go for that glowing skin using lots of highlighter. Apply a bright pink blush and bronzer to your cheeks. For your eyes, apply a bronzed crease and then a dramatic wing-tip cat eyeliner and a pair of false eye lashes. Top off with a bright pink lipstick.
Hair: Bring the top portion of your hair forward and twist up under itself to create her pomped bangs, unless you have bangs, in which case you can curl them under and pin them in place. Pull the rest back into a low ponytail and tie off with a blue ribbon.
“Have faith in your dreams and someday, your rainbow will come shining through.”
“Can’t believe this was my carriage. Fairy Godmother does great work!”
Briar Rose (AKA Aurora AKA Sleeping Beauty) Costume
While I can never decide which princess is my favorite (that’s like choosing a favorite sister!), I will say that Princess Aurora has the *best* hair. Her casual woodland Briar Rose outfit is also one of my faves.
I dressed photographer Brittany (we call her BGriff) in a ToBeInStyle Long-Sleeve Gray Shirt ($11) with a tucked-in SDS Fake White Collar ($18) and a black Chicastic Corset ($30), all from Amazon. I lined the corset with some sequin ribbon to give it some personalization and sparkle. I bought a gray Afibi Long Pleated Skirt ($19) and a Grimm Beauty Long Blonde Wig ($39) from Amazon, then I wrapped a wide strip of fabric around BGriff’s arms as Briar Rose’s shawl and gave her a wicker basket to carry. Briar Rose doesn’t wear shoes while walking in the woods, but if you’ll be walking a lot on Halloween night, I suggest wearing some nude or black flats.
Makeup: Apply a thick smokey cat eye using a dark black eyeshadow and then throw on a set of false eyelashes. Go heavy with a bright pink blush on the apples of your cheeks and then apply highlighter and a bright pink lipstick.
Hair: Wrap a black tie around the wig and then fluff the curls and apply a few sprays of hairspray to the wig.
“They say if you dream a thing more than once, it’s sure to come true.”
My favorite scene with Jasmine is when she’s playing with the little white birds and releases all of them from their cage, representing Jasmine’s own desire to be free from her metaphorical cage. Ooh, I’m getting chills just thinking about it.
I made Jasmine’s outfit by taking a Forever 21 white crop top and a pair of white AvaCostume Harem Pants ($11) and spraying them with Tulip Teal Fabric Spray Paint ($10). I then glued on gold sequin ribbon, gold beaded ribbon and sparkly teal ribbon along the sleeves and the top and bottom of the crop top to give it some shimmer. I added lots of gold jewelry and topped the outfit with a Disney Princess Jasmine Wig ($9).
Makeup: Apply a heavy black cat eyeliner using liquid liner and throw on a set of false lashes. Hit the apples of your cheeks with a bronzy-pink blush and then apply a highlighter to your cheekbones. Finish off with red lipstick!
Hair: Tame the wig with hairspray and pin in place with bobby pins to keep it from sliding around.
“I’m like a shooting star. I’ve come so far. I can’t go back to where I used to be.”
Even though Beauty and the Beast came out over two decades ago, Belle totally embodies traits of a strong, modern woman. She’s super bookish and intellectually curious, and she knows better than to judge someone based on his or her looks. Belle is super cool, although you probably knew that already.
If you’re looking to wear Belle’s yellow dress for Halloween, take a look at this tutorial!
To put together Belle’s provincial town outfit, I bought a white Alexanders Costumes Puritan Apron ($16) and a blue Anni Coco Vintage Swing Dress ($24) from Amazon and a white peasant top from Forever 21. Branded Content Manager, Ashley, brought her own Belle-ness and black flats.
Makeup: For your eyes, go for a bronzed smokey eye, subtle cat eyeliner and a few coats of mascara. Apply heavy bronzer and highlighter paired with a soft pink blush focusing on the apples of your cheeks. Then pair with a soft pink lipstick.
Hair: Pull into a low ponytail and wrap in a blue ribbon. Let the top of your hair be a little loose and curl the ends of the ponytail.
“I want adventure in the great wide somewhere!”
“There must be more than this provincial life!”
All together <3
Disney Princess barber shop choir anyone?
Which Disney Princess will you and your friends dress up as for Halloween? Share your photos with us on Instagram using the hashtag #iamcreative and tag @BritandCo. Need even more inspiration? Head to Pinterest STAT.
DIY Production + Styling: Irene Lee
Photography: Kurt Andre
Hair + Makeup: Misty Spinney
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)