Updated on October 8, 2015
No Sew Adult Anna Frozen costume for cheap!
Hi and welcome back!
We love Halloween around here. We all dress up, party, trick or treat, you know general holiday fun. Last year, my daughter wanted to go as Elsa and Anna. I tried to talk the boys into Olaf and Kristoff, but the Ninja Turtles won out for them.
Bonnie kinda looks like Elsa, so hers was easy. She had to have the dress at Spirit Halloween (even though my friend Kim had a much prettier one), she is a girl who knows what she wants. So I got to looking, but guess what? At the time they didn’t make an adult Anna dress that didn’t make me look like a 12 year old wanna be. Every one I could find was either super cheap looking, way too short or a million dollars. So, I made one. It was actually was very easy and cost about $40- $45 if you happen to not have any of this stuff lying around (like me). If you do, even better!
Here we are, doing our best to recreate this stock movie photo. She nailed the expression.
I saw some tutorials for No Sew costumes online, but I just can’t do the faux elastic around my waist. It is not good. But yoga pants? Yeah, that’s my style. At Wal Mart (they still had them when I went today) they sell a dark navy skirt for about $12 that has a top like the yoga pants…
Oh yeah, comfy!
So I bought that, a $6 tank and a $12 fitted white button down from Wal Mart along with some puffy paint and a cheap gold ribbon. For the cape I got two yards of the cheapest fabric I could find in a color similar to Anna’s and the puffy ball garland at JoAnn’s.
I used a white eyeliner pen (don’t ask me why I have this-I don’t know) to stencil the flowers on. Then just went over with puffy paint.
I stenciled paint around the bottom of the skirt, the cuffs of the shirt and the tank.
For the tank, I cut a V along the front – on the top and bottom and used fabric glue to glue the ribbon along the V and arm holes.
For the cape, I used this tutorial from Skip to My Lou. Instead of ribbon, I just glued the two pieces together, cut holes in the front and used an old hair clip to clip them together. Actually I wore that hair clip in my wedding!
Then I just braided my hair, painted a white streak and added some freckles with an eyeliner and used my black boots that I wear everywhere. Easy, cheap and turned out pretty good. We even won our neighborhood costume contest!
So, pretty easy! No Sewing required and you can have an adult Anna Frozen costume! Let me know if you have any questions and thanks for stopping by!