Disney’s Frozen is a movie full of awesome life lessons. Like how it’s not recommended that you marry a man you just met, or how you shouldn’t be afraid to just be yourself. The movie premiered in 2013, so that means I’ve shamelessly had full-on Frozen fever for almost three years. Thankfully, as we patiently wait for a sequel, there are lots of Frozen-themed parties to throw, Frozen Broadway shows to watch aaand… Frozen Halloween costumes to wear!
This Halloween, you and your best friend should be the leading ladies of Arendelle, Anna and Elsa. I’ll admit: I was a little intimidated to make these detailed frocks, but when I got started, I realized that though there are a good number of steps, the steps themselves are very straightforward. Read on to see what I did!
First is our Snow Queen, Elsa. To make her dress, I bought a Chicastic white corset, a Hollywood Star mesh-sleeved crop top, a VIV Collection sky blue maxi skirt and a pair of Dream Paris Christian white pumps all from Amazon. I hot glued sequined blue fabric all over the corset. I left the laced back uncovered in order to keep the corset functional. Then I hot glued silver sequins onto the sleeves of the mesh crop top to create a simple geometric pattern. I sprayed the skirt with silver glitter spray paint and cut a slit. It’s hard to tell in the photos that the skirt has shimmer, but you can definitely see it up close!
Elsa’s shoes are a little different in the movie than the ones I made. (Her shoes are much pointier!) I decided to go with my own interpretation of Elsa’s shoes and hot glued iridescent snowflake sequins and silver round sequins all over the tops of the shoes.
How to Recreate Elsa’s Hair
I love the moment in the movie when Elsa throws her queen tiara away and lets her hair down. I was like, “YEAH GIRL!” For this Elsa costume, I bought an Angelaicos wig from Amazon. It’s a great wig since it comes braided and ready to go. Beauty Editor (AKA magician) Misty dressed up the wig by backcombing the top of her hair and gluing leftover snowflake sequins on it.
How to Recreate Elsa’s makeup
Prep: Flawless Face: Begin by following this tutorial to get your base makeup for this look. The only adjustment to make is to go a shade or two lighter than your normal foundation to channel her cool icy vibe. For your bronzer, apply in a more circular motion to mock Elsa’s doll-like face structure. Keep your blush bright pink but blend just on the apples of your cheeks.
Step 1: Character Eyes: Take a bright pink cream shadow across your eyelids and blend slightly above your crease to really give the illusion of those larger-than-life Disney eyes! Set the cream with a pink glitter shadow. Highlight your brow bone with a shimmering cream or white eyeshadow. Then line your upper lash line with black liner and partial lower lash line with a brown eyeliner. Take a white liner to the lower waterline (the inside of your lash line) to brighten and make your eyes look even bigger. Throw on a set of fluttering eyelashes to seal the deal.
Finishing Touches: Brows, Freckles + Lips: Now is the time to bust out the boldest brow imaginable! Use a cream base to exaggerate those brows — I just copied the shape of Elsa’s brows right onto Elise. Then blend with a slightly different hue of shadow to make them look natural. Apply a few brown dots on your nose and cheeks to get your freckle game on. Paint a bold lip with a bright pink lipstick. Hack bigger lips by outlining slightly beyond your lip line.
Once Elise, our Channel Marketing Associate, put on the costume, I stuffed a corner of a long piece of glittery, translucent fabric into the back of the corset and let the rest fall down as her train. It was at this point when all of us at Brit + Co were in awe, because Queen Elsa was gracing our presence.
Elise was actually going to Disney World for the first time that month, and we joked how she should wear this costume to the parks and make little girls’ dreams come true.
Just casting some ice from my hands, no big deal.
The cold never bothered me anyway.
Let it go, ya know?
Anna is more girl-next-door, an adorable and klutzy sister. Anna has a few dresses to choose from, but I decided to go with her beautiful pleated green Coronation dress.
I bought a black Chicastic corset and a green Face N Face skirt from Amazon. I sewed strips of sheer green fabric on the top of the corset as straps and hot glued gold ribbon on the bustline and the hemline. Then I free-hand painted a rosemaling pattern on the corset and the skirt. Senior Channel Marketing Associate (and Disney aficionado) Brenda brought her own black flats and her Anna-like bubbliness.
Finally, I strung a gold bead on black velvet ribbon for Anna’s choker.
How to Recreate Anna’s Makeup
Prep: Flawless Face: Begin by following this tutorial to get your base makeup for this look. For your bronzer, apply in a more circular motion, just like with Elsa’s, to create her doll-like facial structure. Keep your blush bright pink but blend just on the apples of your cheeks.
Step 1: Character Eyes: Use a reddish-brown shadow across your eyelids and blend slightly above your crease. Then apply a charcoal shadow over the creases. Highlight your brow bone with a shimmering cream or white eyeshadow. Then line your upper lash line with black liner and partial lower lash line with a brown eyeliner. Take a white liner to the lower waterline (the inside of your lash line) to brighten and make your eyes look even bigger. Finally, add a set of false eyelashes to both your upper and lower lash line.
Finishing Touches: Brows, Freckles + Lips: Now is the time to bust out the boldest brow imaginable! Use a cream base to exaggerate those brows. Then blend with a slightly different hue of shadow to make them look natural. Apply a few brown dots on your nose and cheeks to get your freckle game on. Paint a bold lip with a neutral warm lip hue on your lips. Hack bigger lips by outlining slightly beyond your lip line.
How to Recreate Anna’s Hair
Step 1: Partial Inside Out French Crown Braid: Create an inside out Dutch crown braid that you can wrap around your head and pin in place. Only use the upper half of your hair for this step. Then loosen up the braid for that softer look.
Step 2: Twist The Back: For the remaining hair that you have out, twist it up to create that bun-like silhouette on the back of your head.
Finishing Touches: Green Ribbon: Don’t forget to add her signature green ribbon to your hair by using a few bobby pins to hold in place.
Brenda, a true Disney fan, watched Frozen twice the night before the shoot as preparation.
It’s Coronation Day!
What is that amazing smell? Chocolate!
Only an act of true love can thaw a frozen heart.
Sisters who ice skate together stay together.
The height difference makes it hard for us sisters to share clothes.
Some people are worth melting for.
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