Childrearing

15 Princess Halloween Costumes Done Right

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Princess Halloween costumes come in a variety of shades, many of them lame. If your kid is vying to be a princess this year, a quick trip to your mediocre Halloween store will probably yield something like this in a bag for $19.99:

cinderella costume

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Those who aren’t necessarily Hallowen enthusiasts or who look for a low maintenance Halloween experience may be content with something so sad (and nothing really is sad like a SAD princess Halloween costume. I reckon it has something to do with a lackluster petticoat). But as a princess costume aficionado of many, many years, I say either go big or home. And “big” is not limited to nor defined as pricey or even extravagant. There are plenty of princess looks that stray from princess-ly conventions, either in execution or aesthetic. Here are an assortment of upscale, middle-scale, and DIY princess looks:

1. Sofia the First

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$225 from Etsy.com

2. DIY King and Queen

Martha Stewart

Instructions from Martha Stewart

3. Merida with Bow and Arrows

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$79.99 at eBay.com

4. Perfect Snow White

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$99.99 at Etsy.com

5. DIY Princess Leia

All Things With Purpose

Instructions from All Things With Purpose

6. DIY Purple Princess (not too fancy for sneakers!)

Spoonful.com

Instructions from Spoonful.com

7. Ursula from The Little Mermaid

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$40.00 at Etsy.com

8. Princess Tiana 

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$55+ at Etsy.com

9. DIY Snowflake Princess 

 Inhabitat

Instructions from Inhabitat

10. Ariel

Etsy.com

$60 at Etsy.com

11. Pre-Fairy Godmother Cinderella

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$40+ at Etsy.com

12. Pink Princess (great for cold weather!)

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$30 at Etsy.com

13. Baby Snow White

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$62 at Etsy.com

14. “Provincial” Belle 

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$33.95 at Etsy.com

15. Rapunzel Hair Piece

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$17.75 at Etsy.com