Ryckmania

Adventures in Homeschooling, crafts and more

DIY Princess Leia toddler costume

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One week until Halloween! WOOHOO! Have I mentioned how much I love Halloween? Growing up in Portugal we didn’t have Halloween or trick or treating. When we moved to England it was just magical to me. I never imagined Trick or treating could be so much fun! Now here in the US it is a whole new world! People go all out with treats, decorations and costumes, I love it!

This year Big J had his mind set on the Star Wars theme. I was ok with that, after all he does deserve a say every once in a while, right? ;) So I started looking for costumes immediately… We knew little J would be Luke Skywalker and miss E, Princess Leia, however… after looking at several costumes, I just wasnt convinced that miss E would leave the head piece on… she is ok with hats, but the head pieces on store bought costumes looked a little heavy and uncomfortable. I made up my mind right there and then, I would make her costume this year! It looks easy enough.

I started off with the hair piece. Since Indiana winters tend to be chilly I went with a crochet hat to keep miss E’s little melon warm. I started off with a normal beanie pattern in my favorite stitch (hdc). Then braided several strands of the same yarn, I am unsure of how long the strands were as it took a couple of tries to get them right. It will depend on the size of your baby/child’s head. Attach one on each side and voila! Perfect!

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Princess Leia’s dress looks like a white turtleneck dress, so all I did was buy a cheap turtleneck shirt that was a few sizes too big and cut the sleeves to fit… no hemming needed but if you are feeling extra crafty go right ahead and hem those sleeves :) A child size medium was perfect for miss E.

The belt… all it is is white felt and grey shapes cut up and glued on it. In the back I put some velcro.

Here is the whole costume on her:

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Adorable right? How can something so easy turn out so cute?

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And the hat stays on! She has no issues with it…

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May the force (and candy) be with you!

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Author: ryckmania

I am a military wife & a mother of 2.

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