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DIY Elsa Costume from Disney’s Frozen
Posted By Janel On January 28, 2014 @ 7:32 pm In Birthdays,Budget Living,DIY,Family Fun,Learning,Memory Making | 4 Comments
The other day I shared how to make a DIY Anna Costume . Well, the duo is just not complete without an Elsa Costume too…especially if you have two daughters who want to play Frozen!
In choosing the materials for the Elsa costume, I let the fancy fabric for the “cape” of the dress be my guide in color choice. When my girls saw this Casa Collection Glitter Organza Scroll in Blue Radiance  at Joann, they begged me to buy it.
It’s not cheap at $10/yd, but I managed to snag some at 50% off. It’s a rather wide fabric at 57 inches, so you can probably get away with a small amount of yardage. The fabric is beautiful and sparkly, but if you choose it, be prepared to find glitter everywhere.
Because this fabric was a teal color, we chose teal glitter satin for the skirt. But, you could also choose light blue or a silvery color too if you wanted.
Since I couldn’t find teal felt for the top, we went with white felt. Originally, I planned to just keep the top white with the attached “cape” panels, but my Elsa didn’t think that was authentic enough. So, I added a layer of the fancy fabric over the front of the felt top. This is purely optional, but it really wasn’t that much work either — and it made the kid happy.
A note about cost…as I mentioned in my Anna Costume post , I spent approximately $20 on the fabric for 4 costumes (2 of each), but I purchased all of the materials either on sale or with a 40% or 50% off coupon.
Obviously, your cost will vary based on the cost of the materials that you find at your local store. I shop at my local Joann Fabric Store and usually prepare myself for a trip by sending coupons to my smart phone as well as printing them at home from the website. I can usually get at least one more coupon in-store with the store flyer. As long as the coupons have different numbers, you can use them all in a single transaction.
To assemble the skirt: Follow the step-by-step instructions in this DIY Dress-Up Skirt tutorial  with this variation if you prefer:
If you want to add a layer under the Elsa costume, use a tight-fitting long-sleeved shirt or leotard. I’ve found children’s long-sleeve leotards online for about $12 plus free shipping . We’ve gotten a lot of use out of them for various dress-up play.
Also, you can add a little bling to the top gluing on some rhinestones. Of course, sweep the hair to one side for a signature Elsa braid too!
More Frozen fun that your princess will love:
- Frozen Soundtrack on CD  – the soundtrack takes pretend play to a whole new level
- Frozen Read-Along Storybook and CD  – the little Anna shown above got this for her birthday earlier this month and has listened to it over, and over, and over…
- Frozen Two Disc Blue Ray/DVD + Digital Copy  — it will be released on March 18th!
- Janel is a stay-at-home mom of two daughters and a “law school wife” in Virginia. Raised in a budget-conscious and DIY-minded family, she blogs about motherhood, crafts, and living on a law school budget at Life with Lucie and Ella .
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 Janel: http://lifewithlande.com
 Anna costume tutorial: http://lifeasmom.com/2014/01/diy-anna-costume-from-disneys-frozen.html
 I shared how to make a DIY Anna Costume: http://lifeasmom.com/2014/01/diy-anna-costume-from-disneys-frozen
 Casa Collection Glitter Organza Scroll in Blue Radiance: http://www.joann.com/casa-collection-glitter-organza-scroll/zprd_12850921a.html#q=organza+casa&start=1
 DIY Dress-Up Skirt tutorial: http://lifeasmom.com/2013/10/diy-dress-up-skirts.html
 children’s long-sleeve leotards online for about $12 plus free shipping: http://www.allaboutdance.com/dance-clothing/product-view/style_D5103C.html?SID=546350613&mainCategory=CHILD&styleOne=LEOTARDSAAD&styleTwo=LONGSLEEVESA&PageNumber=1&ageGroup=none
 Frozen Soundtrack on CD: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EDY5KTA/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00EDY5KTA&linkCode=as2&tag=oflwtf-20
 Frozen Read-Along Storybook and CD: http://lifeasmom.com http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1423170644/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1423170644&linkCode=as2&tag=oflwtf-20
 Frozen Two Disc Blue Ray/DVD + Digital Copy: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G5G7K7O/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00G5G7K7O&linkCode=as2&tag=oflwtf-20
 Life with Lucie and Ella: http://www.lifewithlande.com
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