Thursday, 19 November 2015

How to DIY Dress as Misty from Pokemon

Misty Cosplay Wig
FPT Womens Basic Crop Tank Top
Decent Misty costumes are actually quite hard to come by, as I learned when I was trying to make a costume for my very first anime convention back in my teens. I wouldn't ever order something pre-made, as they tend to be cheap knock-offs by companies that mysteriously disappear two week later, and I've never seen any with good reviews. Luckily, this is a super easy costume to make from ordinary clothing, many of which you may have lying about the house. This is how to do it!

Red Solid Suspenders
First up, Misty rocks a cool yellow tank top with a cropped bottom, pretty much exactly like the one on the right. It's fine to substitute this with a yellow t-shirt if it's cold out, the look is still very recognizable. Just combine your choice with a set of red suspenders like the one on the left.

I'll be really surprised if any of you didn't already have a set of high waisted denim shorts at home, so if you do that's half of the costume sitting about in your closet already! If not though, this is a great set to use. Attach the suspenders to the shorts and voila, that is the basic costume completed.

Finally, just finish off the look with your basic accessories. If you already have red hair, just give yourself a messy side ponytail, while everyone else would benefit from the awesome wig at the top of the page. Misty also wears Vans-style red and white shoes, and I've featured a very similar pair below. Why not finish off the look with a replica pokeball

Vans Unisex Sk8-Hi (Canvas) Skate Shoe
So there you have it! That is my guide to making your very own cosplay of Misty from the Pokemon series. I hope you found everything that you need and become the very best. Perhaps even the best there ever was. If you enjoyed this post and would like to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for all of the best costume and cosplay ideas on the net!

DIY Velma Dinkley Costume for Women and Girls (Scooby Doo)

Rubie's Costume Scooby Doo Mystery Inc. Velma
Big Girls' Velma Costume 





















Ready to head off into the dark and solve some mysteries? Who better to go as but the intelligent and savvy, but hopelessly short sighted Velma from Scooby Doo? Pretty much every generation has grown up with one version of the show or another, and the basic look of the characters has always been the same, so it makes for an instantly recognizable and nostalgic costume. While you can get some great premade costumes out there, such as the two above, this is a very easy costume to make out of normal clothing. You'll probably have some of the things you need already, so just fill in the blanks!

Purl Women's Oversized Baggy Chunky Knitted Jumper Pullover
MBJ Womens Basic Versatile
Stretchy Flared Skater Skirt

(available in kids sizes here)
Bright orange fashion was all the rage a few years back, and you might still have an old orange sweater hanging in your closet. If so, fantastic, because that'll be the centerpiece of your costume. If not, you can pick a perfect Velma style jumper above. You can get an orange jumper for kids here.

Next up, you will need a red pleated skirt or a skater-style skirt in red, to go with the jumper. A bit of an odd combo, but I guess Velma isn't the fashionista of the group, and hey, she pulls it off. If you don't already have one lying around, the one on the right is a good shout. 

OG Vintage Buddy NERD Wayfarer
Blues Brothers Clear Sunglasses
That is the basics of the costume. With those in place, you'll need to highlight the look with some great accessories. Velma wears knee high orange socks, so be sure to pick those up here. You can replace them with orange tights or longer socks if you anticipate being a little chilly. As for shoes, red or black flat Mary Jane style shoes are perfect, and you can find some wonderful red ones that fit the costume right here. And don't forget the glasses! You won't be able to see without your glasses! 


Simplicity Hair Bob Light Brown
Straight Short Cosplay Wigs
If you fancy going all out, you can do up your make up in such a way as to totally enhance the costume. The tutorial above is a great way to start, plus it has guides to other Scooby Doo characters too. I also like this video tutorial on how to make fake make-up freckles, which would work well with Velma's look.

Finally, if you don't already have a short brown bob, have no fear! You can just tie your hair up and add a wig to replicate the hair style without having to take a pair of scissors to your head. The one on the right works well, and brown bob wigs are available at pretty much any party store. 

So there you have it! That is my guide to making your own easy Velma Dinkley costume for all you Scooby Doo fans out there. I hope you found everything you need and have a great time dressing up. If you enjoyed this post and would like to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for all of the best costume ideas for women and girls on the net!

Monday, 2 November 2015

Top Ten Santa Girl and Mrs Claus Costumes for Women

Forum Novelties Women's Sweet Miss Santa Suit, Red/White
Christmas is fast approach, and soon Father Christmas will be coming down the chimney will all sorts of fun gifts. But what about Mrs Claus? What will she be up to? Well, that is entirely up to you. I've collected all of my favorite Santa girl costumes for the 2016 holiday season into one place so that you can find a Santa costume that's right for you. Let's take a look!

Forum Novelties Women's Premium Classic Mrs. Claus Costume
Leg Avenue  Mrs. Claus Costume
I want to start us off with something a little unusual that looks like its going to be popular this year: medieval, Game of Thrones style ball gown Mrs Claus costumes like the beautiful dress costume featured above. They are unique, elegant, and simply gorgeous! Each set of this costume comes with the amazing dress, the fluffy hat and the black belt. 

Fun World Costumes
Ms.Santa Pant Set Costume
But anyway, let's move on by taking a peek at the classic styles of Santa girl costume. Cute mini-dresses are very common, and come in a few different styles, but the elegant Leg Avenue Mrs Claus costume is a good example of the typical design. You can also get this costume in a deep green. I recommend also picking up a white petticoat to go under the skirt in order to give it lift and volume. Here's a great one for you!

If you like that costume, you should also check out the costume at the top of this post, which includes a super cute little capelet in addition to the costume.

If you want a true classic and prefer your pants to your skirts, you definitely want to take a look at the Fun World Ms. Santa costume featured on the left, a slimming and form-fitting take on the classic Santa Claus costume for women. Each set comes with a velvet jacket and pants, a matching belt and a Santa hat. Add some knee-high black boots and you'll have everything you need for a tumble down the chimney this Christmas. 

Ulike2 2015 New Sexy Fever Santa Ladies Christmas Fancy Dress Adult Costume Outfit
Hooded Miss Santa Costume
Let's get short, sexy and naughty next! I always love Santa costumes with a dash of black leather or ribbon, it fits in well with the color scheme and adds a bit of unique flair to the overall look. If that piques your festive curiosity, here are three costumes you will love.

Forum Novelties Enchanting
Miss Christmas Costume
For the party girls out there, the super short mini-skirt is the perfect club gear mini dress for the Christmas season, with plenty of white fluff and lovely black ribbon accents. You can get the hat to match the dress right here.

If you are more of a corset gal, you'll love the Hooded Miss Santa costume on the right. The waist cincher compliments any figure and adds a 'bad girl' vibe to the costume. Warning: this costume may land you on Santa's naughty list. Each set of this costume comes with the dress, attached hood and the corset cincher. 

For a bad girl who is still sophisticated, elegant and feminine, check out the Forum Novelties 'Enchanting Miss Christmas' costume, featured on the left. This is my favorite of the costumes on this page for it's very unique style and interesting design and blend of colors, and the fact that it can be customized for a different look every year. All you need to do is combine the beautiful robe-jacket and cincher belt with your favorite little black dress and you'll look absolutely stunning! The matching boot cuffs for this costume are available here.

Roma Costume Women's 1 Piece Sweet Santa
Secret Wishes Santa's
Helper Costume
Above is another sexy party dress for all you ravers and clubbers out there. This is a gorgeous corset-style velvet dress with a lovely feather lined skirt with plenty of poof! The matching fuzzy leg warmers are available separately here

Christmas Costume Mrs
Santa Claus Dress Suits
For a very unusual and unique look, take a peek at the cool halter-neck, bandage style mini dress on the left. I love that shiny material and the gold accents! Each set of this costume includes the dress, a Santa hat and matching boot tops. 

Last but not least, did you know that before Coca Cola rebranded Santa his coat used to be green? It's true! If you feel like bucking the trend, there are quite a few unusually colored Santa costumes out there for you to check out. My personal favorite is the cool blue number on the left. 

So there you go! Those are my top ten favorite Mrs Clause and Santa girl costumes for Christmas 2015. I hope you found one that is perfect for you and have a wonderful time. If you enjoyed this post and would like to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for all the best costumes for women on the net. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Friday, 9 October 2015

Disney's Esmeralda Costumes for Kids and Teens (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

Halloween is fast approaching, and I'm sure there will be lots of Disney characters and Princesses hitting the street. I'm hoping to see a few more of the more unusual ones, like the fiery and beautiful Esmeralda from one of my favorite 2D Disney movies ever, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This is my guide for kids on how to pull off the perfect Esmeralda costume! If you are looking for a guide for adults, you can find one here.

Renaissance Halloween White Chemise
Shirt Medieval Peasant Girls Blouse
Ralph Lauren Little Girls' Gauze
Lace-Hem Top Deckwash White






















The upper part of Esmeralda's outfit is a white puffy sleeved peasant-style shirt, which are quite common and available for a variety of ages and budgets. Above I've included two great ones that would look amazing as past of this costume, one for older girls and teens and another for toddlers and younger girls. Check them out!

Tango Salsa Long Chiffon Sequin Edge Ruffle Slit Skirt - PURPLE SILVER
Eurotard Kids Triple Panel Lyrical
Skirt,Black,One Size Fits All
Next up, we have Esmeralda's flowing and beautiful purple skirt. There are quite a few long purple skirts for kids out there that would work perfectly - my favorite is the ruffle edged skirt above, which adds a very unique flair to the look. For an authentic look, you'll want a dance skirt. On the right is such a skirt, that you can find in purple at the link. These are especially cool in how much volume you get when you spin around and dance!

Kid Size Sequins Belly Dance Hip Scarf
Wrap Belt Tribal Sash Skirt SILVER Coins
Between the skirt and top Esmeralda wears a blue corset. Obviously they don't make those for kids, but a great alternative is to pick up a jangly blue belly dance hip scarf like the one on the left. Alternatively, you can buy some blue satin fabric and tie or stitch it around her waist to form a blue band similar to Esmeralda's corset.

Last but not least, you'll need to do up her hair! This is easy enough if she already has long black hair: if not, you can get a cute wig here. Esmeralda also wears a purple headband or scarf - you can pick up a similar one here.

So there you have it! That is my guide to dressing up as Disney's Esmeralda for kids. I hope you found everything you need and have a lot of fun at Halloween! If you liked this post and want to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for all the best costumes for women and girls on the net!

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

How to Dress like Disney's Maleficent (Kids and Teens)

Disguise Disney Maleficent Movie Christening Black Gown Girls Deluxe Costume
Disguise Disney Maleficent Movie
Gown Tween Deluxe Costume
If your daughter loved the classic Sleeping Beauty movie by Disney or the new Maleficent movie, then why not suggest dressing up as the daunting but beautiful Maleficent this Halloween? It's an iconic look that is sure to make her stand out from all the bog standard witches and sorceresses out there!

If that sounds like fun, you'll need to pick out one of the two cute Maleficent costumes featured on the right and up above. They are both very unique looking and despite being in slightly different styles both very evocative of both depictions of Maleficent. The one above comes with the dress, a detachable brooch and the matching horns, while the one on the right includes the dress and brooch.

Folkmanis Mini Raven Finger Puppet
There are plenty of accessories which you can use to finish off your Maleficent costume too. Her gorgeous staff, which you can see in the picture to the right, is available here. You can get matching Maleficent gloves here, and if you are going for Maleficent before she loses her wings, you can find some beautiful black feathery wings here. I also think it is a cute idea to have a plush crow toy or a funger puppet like the one on the left to represent Diablo, Maleficent's trusted servant and spy (and awesome fiery dragon in the re-imagining!). With that done, all you need is some scary makeup (the tutorial below works very well for both versions of Maleficent) and you'll be good to go!


So there you have it! That's my mini guide for kids and teens to dress up as Maleficent. I hope you found everything that you need and that she has a great time trick-or-treating! If you enjoyed this post and would like to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for plenty more awesome costume ideas for girls for all occasions. 

Monday, 28 September 2015

Top Cute Princess Merida Costumes for Kids (Disney's Brave)


Disney Brave Merida Royal Dress
Disney Princess Merida's Adventure Dress

If your daughter's favorite Disney Princess is the brave Princess Merida, then there are plenty of costumes that you can gift her this Halloween! I've included the three best here, from her forest exploring Adventure dress to her shimmery Royal number. Why not pick up a sweet bow and arrow kit to finish off the look? Here's a great set for you to check out. You can even pick up a curly red Merida wig, featured below. 

Disguise Merida Toddler Classic
Brave Merida Wig, Red, One Size

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Top Five Disney Princess Belle Costumes for Kids (Beauty and the Beast)

Little Girls' Disney Beauty and the Beast Princess Belle Costume Gown
It's a song as old as time, it's a look loved by children of many generations, it's the gorgeous costume of Princess Belle from the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast! There are loads of costumes out there for Disney fans to choose from, and since sifting through them can take a little too long, I've narrowed them down to my top five favorites for you here. If you are shopping for kids' Beauty and the Beast costumes in the UK or EU, you can find outfits that will ship to your location here.

5 Star Princess Yellow Beauty Costume
Storybook Belle Prestige
All of these costumes are based on the flowing, luscious yellow ball gown that Belle wears during the most famous scene from the movie, where she dances in the ball room with the now-gentlemanly Beast. It's an iconic look that everyone is sure to recognise, and there are plenty of costumes based on or inspired by it.

Many of these costumes are officially licensed, such as the adorable Princess Belle costume gown featured at the top of this page, a dainty little number adorned with delicate pink roses and a portrait of the Princess herself. The Storybook Belle Prestige costume on the right is also an official piece of Disney Merchandise, which takes an unusual choice of decorating the skirt of the dress with imagery from the movie. It's a very unique and beautiful look! This costume comes with both the dress as well as the matching headpiece.

There are many unofficial Belle costumes out there too, and they are no less gorgeous! One of my favorites is the 5 Star Yellow Beauty costume above, an elegant and feminine combination of soft organza and delicate red roses finished off with sparkling golden sequin. Any girl is bound to stand out in this lovely dress.

MylittlelizShop Disney Beauty and Beast Princess Dress Kids Costume
Disney Princess Disney Princess
Enchanted Evening Dress: Belle
If you really want to go all out, there are a number of party dress, ball gown style costumes out there that will make your little girl feel like she is actually out there on the dance floor with the Beast! For example, the dress above by MyLittleLizShop is a near perfect replica of Belle's ball gown which she wears during the Beauty and Beast song ball dance, and it looks simply stunning.

For something equally beautiful in a different style (but still easily recognizable as inspired by Beauty and the Beast!) is the lovely party dress from the official Enchanted Evening Dress collection, featured on the left. I love the way that the material is pulled in at the top, it's so pretty!

So there you have it! Those are my top five favorite Beauty and the Beast costumes for this Halloween. I hope you found one that is perfect for your little princess and have a lot of fun with it. If you liked this post and would like to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog where you will find all the best costume ideas for women and girls of all ages on the net! Happy Halloween!

Top Five Disney Princess Jasmine Costumes for Kids (Aladdin)

If Aladdin is your child's favourite Disney movie, why not help her celebrate her Birthday in true Arabian style with a cute Jasmine costume to dress up with? There are loads of Princess Jasmine costumes out there for you to choose from, so to help you out I've collected my top five favorites into one place. Let's get started! Note that if you are shopping for Princess Jasmine costumes in the UK or EU, you'll find some wonderful costumes here.

Disguise Disney Aladdin Jasmine Sparkle Classic Girls Costume
Teal Jasmine Arabian
Princess Costume
To start us off, above are two similar but distinct official costumes by Disguise, sparkling number available in both Classic and Deluxe forms! Both are excellent replicas of Jasmine's Arabian Princess garb with cute little portraits of the Princess on the neckline and puffy sheer sleeves that make this costume look incredibly special.

Jasmine Classic Costume
If you like those two costumes, I also recommend the costume on the left, which is in a very similar style but with a more detailed pattern on the bodice and sports a very pretty set of fluffy sheer sleeves. This costume would look particularly good with a set of sparkling official Disney Jasmine shoes and an Aladdin tiara.

For a similar style of costume that is a little more suited to colder weather and younger Disney fans, I recommend taking a look at the long sleeved Arabian Princess costume on the right. I love how shiny the material is, and the top is stretchy to help younger kids put it on and take it off.

Jasmine's signature look is often available in colors other than teal, which is a fun way to mix things up a little. Below is a wonderful lilac and gold number with incredible embroidered patterns and a glittering, shiny material that looks very luxurious. I highly recommend it, and especially like the multi-tiered style of the pants, it's quite an eye-catching look that is sure to make your little princess standout from the rest of the crowd. Each set of this costume includes the top, harem pants and the matching headpiece.

Storybook Jasmine Prestige
So there you have it! Those are my top five favorite Princess Jasmine costumes for this Halloween. I hope you found one that is perfect for your princess and have a lot of fun dressing up. If you liked this post and would like to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog where you will find all the best costume ideas for women and girls of all ages on the net! Happy Halloween!

Top Five Disney Princess Snow White Costumes for Kids

Storybook Snow White Prestige
She's the very first Disney Princess in the very first Disney animated feature film, but decades on and she is still many little girls' favorite! If your daughter is a Snow White fan, why not get her a cute Snow White costume for Halloween or a Disney themed Birthday party? To help you out, I've collected my top five favorites into one place for you to check out. Let's take a look! If you are shopping for Snow White costumes in the UK or EU, you can find costumes that ship to your location right here.

Enchanted Princess Costume
If you want a basic Snow White look without any extras, your best bit is the Storytime Wishes Cottage Princess costume above. It's a perfect replica of her classic movie costume, with an eye-catching sparkling skirt. This costume comes with the dress, as well as a cute red cape.

For a little unique twist, why not take a look at the Storybook Snow White Prestige costume on the right? It's the basic look with a cute Disney Castle print pattern on the skirt, a pretty Snow White portrait appliqué flower on the chest and a splash of glitter to give the look a little shimmer. Each set of this costume includes the costume with petticoat, as well as a matching headband. Below is a similar costume with a unique pattern on the skirt - take a look at that one as well.

My personal favorite Snow White costume is the incredible Enchanted Princess costume on the left. It's so regal and luxurious! I love how deep and bold the colors are, and how varied and lush the textures and materials are. Each set of this fantastic costume comes with the dress as well as the matching red bow headpiece.

Little Girls' Snow White Sparkle Deluxe Costume
My First Disney Snow White Costume
Last, but not least, because it is simply the most adorable thing I have ever seen, on the right is a toddlers costume that just made my heart melt! It's just so poofy and fluffy! The little portrait of Snow White on the chest is also very lovely. I bet she will adore it! Each set of this wonderful costume comes with the pretty dress and the red bow headband.

So there you have it! Those are my top five favorite Snow White costumes for this Halloween. I hope you found one that is perfect for your little Disney fan and have a lot of fun dressing up. If you liked this post and would like to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog where you will find all the best costume ideas for women and girls of all ages on the net!

Top Disney Princess Ariel Costumes for Kids (The Little Mermaid)

Sweet Little Mermaid Kids Costume
Under the sea is the best place to hold a party, so your little princess must be keen to look the part! If you are looking for some incredible Disney's Little Mermaid costumes for girls, then you are in luck! To save you some time, I've narrowed down the many costumes down to my personal favorites. Let's take a look! If you are shopping for Little Mermaid costumes in the UK or EU, swim on over to this link for costumes shipping to your location.

Ariel Shimmer Deluxe Costume
If you want Princess Ariel's mermaid look to be the base of your costume, then one of these three costumes will be perfect for you. I actually find that the unofficial costumes do a better job of capturing Ariel's look from the classic animated movie, so I've started us off with two unofficial costumes that look great!

At the top of this post is a costume which is wonderful for younger kids, a colorful but elegant dress costume with a mermaid shaped tail. It comes with a cute matching headband too! For slightly older girls, the sparkling Sweet Little Mermaid costume on the right is a fantastic look. It has a varied set of textures which make it incredibly unique; any little princess is sure to stand-out from the crowd! For both of these costumes, you can get the matching red hair wig here.

Meanwhile, the unofficial mermaid costumes are pretty beautiful too! My favorite s the Shimmer Deluxe costume on the left. I especially like the two tier mermaid tail style skirt; it is very effectively done. Each set of this cool costume comes with the dress and the lovely floral hairclip.
MylittlelizShop Disney Little Mermaid Princess Dress Kids Costume
Big Girls' Ariel Tutu Prestige Costume
If you would rather dress as Princess Ariel after her transformation into a human princess, there are plenty of costumes based on her official Disney Princess dress from the Disney merchandise available out there. My personal favorite is the incredible MyLittleLizShop costume above. Each set of this costume comes with the gorgeous blue and purple dress with flower appliqué, a neck ribbon and the matching headband.

Ariel Sparkle Kids Costume deluxe
For some official Disney party dress costumes, our final two costumes are a real treat! Both have an adorable mini-floral portrait of Ariel decorating them and have adorable fluffy tutu style skirts with lots of volume! I love their shiny material and the patterns on them; both are very unique and are sure to make any little girl feel special for her big royal day. Both of these amazing Little Mermaid costumes include the dress and the matching headband.

So there you have it! Those are my top five favorite Little Mermaid costumes for this Halloween. I hope you found one that is perfect for your princess and have a lot of fun dressing up. If you liked this post and would like to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog where you will find all the best costume ideas for women and girls of all ages on the net! Happy Halloween!