Costume Hair Accessory Ideas

Today we are sharing an easy way to get a custom look for your little girl’s Halloween costume this year… by making a fun hair accessory!

Last year, I made several Disney-themed tutu dresses to sell at a local boutique. Some of my inspiration was found on Pinterest, but there were a few looks that I came up with all on my own!
Here are two of my favorite costumes:

I made an Ariel {Little Mermaid} dress for my daughter, and a Lilo {from Lilo & Stitch} dress for a client of mine. (Suzanne is a photographer and bought several of my tutu dresses to use for photo shoots.)

When I am coming up with ideas for my designs, my favorite part is thinking about how I can make a fabulous hair accessory to put the dress “over the top!” For the Lilo costume, I wanted to create an over-sized red hibiscus flower to add a little drama to the outfit.

I used some red satin-type fabric, yellow satin ribbon, and a headband from the dollar store. To create the flower, I cut seven petal shapes out of the red fabric and stitched a seam down the middle of each petal. I added three small pieces of ribbon {with the ends knotted} to make it look like the stamen in the middle of the flower! I carefully glued all the petals together in the center, with the ribbons coming out of the middle. The flower was attached to a red felt circle and slid on to the headband. That way you can adjust the placement of the flower depending who is wearing it! I love how it turned out:

For my Little Mermaid costume, of course I had to incorporate a Dinglehopper!
I found one of my little girl’s play kitchen forks, spray painted it silver and added a layer of glitter paint on top. I added some purple tulle underneath {to match the dress} and glued it together. I had a separate clip for the dinglehopper, so you could choose either that, the flower, or BOTH!
If you are looking for a way to spice up a store-bought costume this year, or customize your own costume, a homemade hair acessory is the perfect solution. We shared this idea over at Free Time Frolic‘s Masquerade Ball, where we are helping to judge the homemade costume contest. Make sure to link up your costumes by Sunday {Oct. 21} for a chance to win one of three great prize packages!
Happy Friday! {Our last day together… Nat leaves for home tomorrow :( I’m going through a little pre-departure anxiety! I will miss her so much!!}

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