DIY Snow Princess Halloween Costume

DIY snow princess costume

Believe it or not folks but I already have one Halloween costume done! Say what?!! It isn’t even October yet! I made this costume for my 7 year old daughter.  She still likes to dress up and be fancy but she didn’t want to be a Disney Princess like in years past.  Instead we opted for a snow princess.  Handmade costumes can easily become time consuming and expensive.  I played to my strengths to keep it easy and inexpensive.  The total cost out of pocket for this costume was only $9!!! I still can’t even believe it.  I used things that I already had at home and got the rest of the materials with either a coupon or thrifting.  I made everything pretty much from scratch aside from the shirt which I refashioned.  There are 4 components to this costume.  A snowflake crown, a hooded cloak, a sparkly shirt and a long tiered ruffle skirt.  Let’s start with the top shall we?

DIY Snowflake Crown

The snowflake crown is made out of Christmas ornaments!

Snowflake crown tutorial

I picked up this package of silver sparkly snowflake ornaments last year at the super after Christmas clearance sale.  I dug them out of the Christmas box to make this DIY snowflake crown.  I started by taking a piece of elastic and measuring it to fit my daughter’s head.  I sewed a piece of silver fabric (leftover from my skirt lining) into a tube that would become the casing for the elastic.  Make sure your fabric tube is longer than your elastic so that the elastic can still stretch.  I put the elastic inside the tube and then sewed the ends of the elastic together to make the crown.  I pulled the silver fabric all the way around the elastic crown and sewed the ends by the elastic seam.  I didn’t worry too much about it being perfect because I was planning on covering it with a snowflake ornament.  Then I just glued the snowflake ornaments around the crown with hot glue.

hooded cloak

Next was the hooded cloak.  I made this cloak from a silky tablecloth that I got at a thrift store for $2.  I have a tutorial on how I made it that I will share later.  I wanted the hood of the cloak to be oversized and I am so happy with how it turned out.

Update: You can find the tutorial for the Oversized Hooded Cloak here!

DIY hooded cloak

Because the hood was so large, it has the added benefit of being worn on the head or around the shoulders! Score!! My daughter likes it around her shoulders better and I like it as a hood better.  It is nice that she can wear it on her shoulders while she wears her crown and it doesn’t get in the way. P.s. look at that cold stare in the picture on the left! I guess she was channeling ice princess instead of snow princess.

DIY Snow Princess Shirt

You can’t tell to well from the pictures but the shirt is actually pretty neat.  I looked around for a white sparkly or silver sparkly fabric to make a shirt out of but I just never found what I was envisioning.  I was  resolved to simply take in a women’s size white stretchy shirt that I had.  When all of the sudden my gaze was directed to some of my old prom dresses hanging in a downstairs closet.  One of the dresses had a sparkly silver mesh-like shawl.  Ummm… PERFECT!!!! I first adjusted the size of the shirt to fit my daughter and then I unpicked it.


I took the shawl and laid it over the front of the shirt.  I used the shirt as a pattern and cut.  I sewed the sparkly bodice onto the front of the white shirt.   I folded under the edge of the sparkly fabric around the collar and at the sleeves before I sewed it on.  Then I sewed the shirt back together.

DIY Ruffled Skirt

The skirt is basically a long tiered ruffled circle skirt.  I made a circle skirt using a silvery grey velvet like fabric.  I got about 7 yards of it for only $3 at a yard sale! How lucky is that! I used the circle skirt pattern from Made and I added a lining.  I sewed two tiered ruffles onto the the lining to make it a long skirt.

Put them all together and you have one extremely darling snow princess!

Snow Princess Halloween Costume


*Update: I have a lot of searches that come to this post looking for an Elsa Snow Princess Costume.  If you want to see an Elsa Costume that I made with a tutorial, click here! I guess Snow Princesses are pretty hot right now!

Esla Dress Refashion


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  1. So cute! I am amazed you made it for $9!

  2. Mary Withrow says:

    I agree! Adorable and she is so beautiful! Great idea, I would have never thought of it and so simple

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thanks Mary! I was surprised how fast it came together. Like you said, I think it was because it was so simple. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. The Snow Queen is a story by Hans Christian Andersen (author of The Little Mermaid) and there is a Disney movie about it that’ll come out on November this year. Search for it as Frozen

  4. She’s so pretty! great costume 🙂

  5. I love this! It’s such a perfect costume…what a great creative look.

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thanks Joy! I saw your aviator costume too which I loved! I tried to comment on it earlier today but it wanted me do it through google plus which I don’t have set up yet :). I made an aviator costume for my son too and I love the details on your jacket! Gave me some inspiration :). Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Beautifully done!
    I love the whole thing. The cape is awesome!

  7. That’s so beautiful and sparkly. I love all of it.

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thanks Kristi! I am so glad you said that because I was definitely going for that look! Glad you stopped by!

  8. I love this costume so much! Especially how easy the crown is to make. Your daughter is beautiful and the outfit is gorgeous!

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thank you! The crown is one of my favorite parts too! Like you said it was way easy but it is quite the statement piece! So glad you stopped by and commented!

  9. Beautiful!! Your daughter is so pretty and this costume is the perfect look for her! She looks so magical!

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thank you Annie! Let’s see how long the white cape and shirt stay clean as she wears it to school! Glad you stopped by!

  10. This is great! My daughter is 7, turning 8 in December and we decided on a ‘snow princess’ theme for her birthday party. I’ve been scouring the internet for an easy outfit to make (that I already promised) and yours looks perfect! I love it! I’m a very inexperienced sewer, so hopefully I can make it happen. Thanks for posting this!

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