DIY last-minute Disney Frozen Elsa Tutu Costume. This tutorial will show you how to make an Elsa Costume with a tutu skirt and glitter snowflake cape.
DIY Elsa Costume
Hey crafty friends! Halloween is almost here, can you believe it? Today I’m sharing an easy DIY Frozen Elsa Costume. This Elsa dress is an almost no-sew costume with the exception of the cape. Tutu costumes are some of the easiest costumes you can make. They make great last-minute costume ideas and are fun to dress up with accessories.
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How to make an Elsa Costume
- Blue and white glitter tulle
- Silver glitter iron-on
- white long sleeve shirt
- blue cami or use Rit Dye and a white cami
How to make a tutu skirt
- I measured my daughter’s waist then sewed the elastic ends together. To make this a no-sew costume, use ribbon instead and tie a bow on the back. Once your tulle pieces are cut to the length you’d like your skirt to be, then you make a quick knot around the elastic. This is a simple loop and knot around the elastic (your tulle is folded in half then a small loop around the elastic).
- How many spools of tulle you will need will depend on the length and how full you want the skirt to be. My daughter is 43 inches tall and the 5 spools allowed me to create a long skirt.
- For the Elsa cape, I sewed white glitter tulle to the back of the blue cami. I created a basting stitch along the top to slightly gather the tulle then sewed it right along the edge of the shirt. You can make a no-sew version by using velcro or adding ribbon on the ends to tie on.
- Using my Cricut machine and glitter iron on, I cut a variety of snowflakes. I added a glitter snowflake to the front of the blue shirt and the bottom of the cape
- Here’s where it gets a little tricky. At first I couldn’t get the iron on to stick to the tulle, so I used a light muslin fabric piece underneath the tulle. This helped the iron-on adhere better. WAIT! Here’s the issue I had with that method…the iron on can be a little difficult to remove from the fabric placed underneath. You have to slowly and carefully remove the fabric right after it’s been ironed. The longer it cools the harder it will be to remove, which may result in tearing the tulle.
- To recap, you have a light piece of fabric on top of your snowflake (that still has the protective covering-follow iron on package directions), your tulle, then a light fabric underneath the tulle. Once you iron the design remove the protective sheet and the fabric pieces. In the end I was able to iron on the last few snowflakes without the fabric piece underneath.
- Try applying the iron on without the fabric pieces underneath first, it will be so much easier. If it doesn’t hold well, use use a light fabric and remove immediately after ironing.
What are your kids going to be for Halloween? My boys are going to be Star Wars characters while Madi and I will be Anna and Elsa.
Ahh! Complete with pumpkin olaf in the back!
I love it, gorgeous
This is great! It’s awesome you got the snowflakes to work – perseverance pays off!
You say you used 5 spools, how many yards were on a spool?
I love the way it all turned out.
What a great costume! My girls are going to be Elsa and Anna this year too!
Thanks so much for sharing! My daughter is a great Frozen fan too!