Wednesday, 30 September 2015

How to Dress like Disney's Maleficent (Kids and Teens)

Disguise Disney Maleficent Movie Christening Black Gown Girls Deluxe Costume
Disguise Disney Maleficent Movie
Gown Tween Deluxe Costume
If your daughter loved the classic Sleeping Beauty movie by Disney or the new Maleficent movie, then why not suggest dressing up as the daunting but beautiful Maleficent this Halloween? It's an iconic look that is sure to make her stand out from all the bog standard witches and sorceresses out there!

If that sounds like fun, you'll need to pick out one of the two cute Maleficent costumes featured on the right and up above. They are both very unique looking and despite being in slightly different styles both very evocative of both depictions of Maleficent. The one above comes with the dress, a detachable brooch and the matching horns, while the one on the right includes the dress and brooch.

Folkmanis Mini Raven Finger Puppet
There are plenty of accessories which you can use to finish off your Maleficent costume too. Her gorgeous staff, which you can see in the picture to the right, is available here. You can get matching Maleficent gloves here, and if you are going for Maleficent before she loses her wings, you can find some beautiful black feathery wings here. I also think it is a cute idea to have a plush crow toy or a funger puppet like the one on the left to represent Diablo, Maleficent's trusted servant and spy (and awesome fiery dragon in the re-imagining!). With that done, all you need is some scary makeup (the tutorial below works very well for both versions of Maleficent) and you'll be good to go!


So there you have it! That's my mini guide for kids and teens to dress up as Maleficent. I hope you found everything that you need and that she has a great time trick-or-treating! If you enjoyed this post and would like to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for plenty more awesome costume ideas for girls for all occasions. 

Monday, 28 September 2015

Top Cute Princess Merida Costumes for Kids (Disney's Brave)


Disney Brave Merida Royal Dress
Disney Princess Merida's Adventure Dress

If your daughter's favorite Disney Princess is the brave Princess Merida, then there are plenty of costumes that you can gift her this Halloween! I've included the three best here, from her forest exploring Adventure dress to her shimmery Royal number. Why not pick up a sweet bow and arrow kit to finish off the look? Here's a great set for you to check out. You can even pick up a curly red Merida wig, featured below. 

Disguise Merida Toddler Classic
Brave Merida Wig, Red, One Size

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Top Five Disney Princess Belle Costumes for Kids (Beauty and the Beast)

Little Girls' Disney Beauty and the Beast Princess Belle Costume Gown
It's a song as old as time, it's a look loved by children of many generations, it's the gorgeous costume of Princess Belle from the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast! There are loads of costumes out there for Disney fans to choose from, and since sifting through them can take a little too long, I've narrowed them down to my top five favorites for you here. If you are shopping for kids' Beauty and the Beast costumes in the UK or EU, you can find outfits that will ship to your location here.

5 Star Princess Yellow Beauty Costume
Storybook Belle Prestige
All of these costumes are based on the flowing, luscious yellow ball gown that Belle wears during the most famous scene from the movie, where she dances in the ball room with the now-gentlemanly Beast. It's an iconic look that everyone is sure to recognise, and there are plenty of costumes based on or inspired by it.

Many of these costumes are officially licensed, such as the adorable Princess Belle costume gown featured at the top of this page, a dainty little number adorned with delicate pink roses and a portrait of the Princess herself. The Storybook Belle Prestige costume on the right is also an official piece of Disney Merchandise, which takes an unusual choice of decorating the skirt of the dress with imagery from the movie. It's a very unique and beautiful look! This costume comes with both the dress as well as the matching headpiece.

There are many unofficial Belle costumes out there too, and they are no less gorgeous! One of my favorites is the 5 Star Yellow Beauty costume above, an elegant and feminine combination of soft organza and delicate red roses finished off with sparkling golden sequin. Any girl is bound to stand out in this lovely dress.

MylittlelizShop Disney Beauty and Beast Princess Dress Kids Costume
Disney Princess Disney Princess
Enchanted Evening Dress: Belle
If you really want to go all out, there are a number of party dress, ball gown style costumes out there that will make your little girl feel like she is actually out there on the dance floor with the Beast! For example, the dress above by MyLittleLizShop is a near perfect replica of Belle's ball gown which she wears during the Beauty and Beast song ball dance, and it looks simply stunning.

For something equally beautiful in a different style (but still easily recognizable as inspired by Beauty and the Beast!) is the lovely party dress from the official Enchanted Evening Dress collection, featured on the left. I love the way that the material is pulled in at the top, it's so pretty!

So there you have it! Those are my top five favorite Beauty and the Beast costumes for this Halloween. I hope you found one that is perfect for your little princess and have a lot of fun with it. If you liked this post and would like to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog where you will find all the best costume ideas for women and girls of all ages on the net! Happy Halloween!

Top Five Disney Princess Jasmine Costumes for Kids (Aladdin)

If Aladdin is your child's favourite Disney movie, why not help her celebrate her Birthday in true Arabian style with a cute Jasmine costume to dress up with? There are loads of Princess Jasmine costumes out there for you to choose from, so to help you out I've collected my top five favorites into one place. Let's get started! Note that if you are shopping for Princess Jasmine costumes in the UK or EU, you'll find some wonderful costumes here.

Disguise Disney Aladdin Jasmine Sparkle Classic Girls Costume
Teal Jasmine Arabian
Princess Costume
To start us off, above are two similar but distinct official costumes by Disguise, sparkling number available in both Classic and Deluxe forms! Both are excellent replicas of Jasmine's Arabian Princess garb with cute little portraits of the Princess on the neckline and puffy sheer sleeves that make this costume look incredibly special.

Jasmine Classic Costume
If you like those two costumes, I also recommend the costume on the left, which is in a very similar style but with a more detailed pattern on the bodice and sports a very pretty set of fluffy sheer sleeves. This costume would look particularly good with a set of sparkling official Disney Jasmine shoes and an Aladdin tiara.

For a similar style of costume that is a little more suited to colder weather and younger Disney fans, I recommend taking a look at the long sleeved Arabian Princess costume on the right. I love how shiny the material is, and the top is stretchy to help younger kids put it on and take it off.

Jasmine's signature look is often available in colors other than teal, which is a fun way to mix things up a little. Below is a wonderful lilac and gold number with incredible embroidered patterns and a glittering, shiny material that looks very luxurious. I highly recommend it, and especially like the multi-tiered style of the pants, it's quite an eye-catching look that is sure to make your little princess standout from the rest of the crowd. Each set of this costume includes the top, harem pants and the matching headpiece.

Storybook Jasmine Prestige
So there you have it! Those are my top five favorite Princess Jasmine costumes for this Halloween. I hope you found one that is perfect for your princess and have a lot of fun dressing up. If you liked this post and would like to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog where you will find all the best costume ideas for women and girls of all ages on the net! Happy Halloween!

Top Five Disney Princess Snow White Costumes for Kids

Storybook Snow White Prestige
She's the very first Disney Princess in the very first Disney animated feature film, but decades on and she is still many little girls' favorite! If your daughter is a Snow White fan, why not get her a cute Snow White costume for Halloween or a Disney themed Birthday party? To help you out, I've collected my top five favorites into one place for you to check out. Let's take a look! If you are shopping for Snow White costumes in the UK or EU, you can find costumes that ship to your location right here.

Enchanted Princess Costume
If you want a basic Snow White look without any extras, your best bit is the Storytime Wishes Cottage Princess costume above. It's a perfect replica of her classic movie costume, with an eye-catching sparkling skirt. This costume comes with the dress, as well as a cute red cape.

For a little unique twist, why not take a look at the Storybook Snow White Prestige costume on the right? It's the basic look with a cute Disney Castle print pattern on the skirt, a pretty Snow White portrait appliqué flower on the chest and a splash of glitter to give the look a little shimmer. Each set of this costume includes the costume with petticoat, as well as a matching headband. Below is a similar costume with a unique pattern on the skirt - take a look at that one as well.

My personal favorite Snow White costume is the incredible Enchanted Princess costume on the left. It's so regal and luxurious! I love how deep and bold the colors are, and how varied and lush the textures and materials are. Each set of this fantastic costume comes with the dress as well as the matching red bow headpiece.

Little Girls' Snow White Sparkle Deluxe Costume
My First Disney Snow White Costume
Last, but not least, because it is simply the most adorable thing I have ever seen, on the right is a toddlers costume that just made my heart melt! It's just so poofy and fluffy! The little portrait of Snow White on the chest is also very lovely. I bet she will adore it! Each set of this wonderful costume comes with the pretty dress and the red bow headband.

So there you have it! Those are my top five favorite Snow White costumes for this Halloween. I hope you found one that is perfect for your little Disney fan and have a lot of fun dressing up. If you liked this post and would like to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog where you will find all the best costume ideas for women and girls of all ages on the net!

Top Disney Princess Ariel Costumes for Kids (The Little Mermaid)

Sweet Little Mermaid Kids Costume
Under the sea is the best place to hold a party, so your little princess must be keen to look the part! If you are looking for some incredible Disney's Little Mermaid costumes for girls, then you are in luck! To save you some time, I've narrowed down the many costumes down to my personal favorites. Let's take a look! If you are shopping for Little Mermaid costumes in the UK or EU, swim on over to this link for costumes shipping to your location.

Ariel Shimmer Deluxe Costume
If you want Princess Ariel's mermaid look to be the base of your costume, then one of these three costumes will be perfect for you. I actually find that the unofficial costumes do a better job of capturing Ariel's look from the classic animated movie, so I've started us off with two unofficial costumes that look great!

At the top of this post is a costume which is wonderful for younger kids, a colorful but elegant dress costume with a mermaid shaped tail. It comes with a cute matching headband too! For slightly older girls, the sparkling Sweet Little Mermaid costume on the right is a fantastic look. It has a varied set of textures which make it incredibly unique; any little princess is sure to stand-out from the crowd! For both of these costumes, you can get the matching red hair wig here.

Meanwhile, the unofficial mermaid costumes are pretty beautiful too! My favorite s the Shimmer Deluxe costume on the left. I especially like the two tier mermaid tail style skirt; it is very effectively done. Each set of this cool costume comes with the dress and the lovely floral hairclip.
MylittlelizShop Disney Little Mermaid Princess Dress Kids Costume
Big Girls' Ariel Tutu Prestige Costume
If you would rather dress as Princess Ariel after her transformation into a human princess, there are plenty of costumes based on her official Disney Princess dress from the Disney merchandise available out there. My personal favorite is the incredible MyLittleLizShop costume above. Each set of this costume comes with the gorgeous blue and purple dress with flower appliqué, a neck ribbon and the matching headband.

Ariel Sparkle Kids Costume deluxe
For some official Disney party dress costumes, our final two costumes are a real treat! Both have an adorable mini-floral portrait of Ariel decorating them and have adorable fluffy tutu style skirts with lots of volume! I love their shiny material and the patterns on them; both are very unique and are sure to make any little girl feel special for her big royal day. Both of these amazing Little Mermaid costumes include the dress and the matching headband.

So there you have it! Those are my top five favorite Little Mermaid costumes for this Halloween. I hope you found one that is perfect for your princess and have a lot of fun dressing up. If you liked this post and would like to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog where you will find all the best costume ideas for women and girls of all ages on the net! Happy Halloween!

Top Five Disney Princess Tiana Costumes for Kids (The Princess and the Frog)

Disguise Disney's Princess and The Frog Tiana Sparkle Classic Girls Costume
For all the little Princesses out there who fell in love with the Disney masterpiece The Princess and the Frog, this post is for them! Princess Tiana has a unique and bold look that makes the perfect costume for Birthdays and Halloween, and there are many outfits to choose from. Here are my personal top five for you to check out. If you are shopping for Princess Tiana costumes in the UK or EU, you can find some great ones here.

Disney Princess Enchanted
Evening Dress: Tiana
Princess Tiana Classic
The main type of Princess Tiana costume available out there is her gorgeous green leafy wedding dress. If you like your ball gowns all green, then you should take a look at the official sparkle costume at the top of this page. There are quite a few costume accessories you can get for this outfit too, such as a beautiful tiara, a sceptre, and some lovely shoes.

Disney's Tiana Story
Time Costume
The typical Tiana wedding gown look is a two-tiered skirt with the top being a leafy green and the bottom skirt a daisy-like cream. It's a very pretty color combination, and it's the look most Princess and the Frog costumes go for. If want a very accurate costume, the Classic costume on the right is the best one to go for, whereas if you want something with a little unique patterning, the one above is a perfect choice. 

I also very much like the adorable costume on the left, a lovely little number with the portrait of Princess Tiana on the chest. Little girls are sure to love it!

Last but not least, for a cute costume inspired by the Princess and the Frog mythology but sporting a look which is different and unique, check out the super cute Lilly Pad Princess costume below. I love the multi-tiered skirt and the delicate green material - it's is incredibly beautiful Each set of this costume also comes with a matching hair bow! This costume would benefit from a kid's petticoat like this one to give the skirt some lift.

Little Adventures Lily Pad Princess Costume
So there you have it! Those are my top five favorite Princess and the Frog costumes for this Halloween. I hope you found one that is perfect for your princess and have a lot of fun dressing up. If you liked this post and would like to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog where you will find all the best costume ideas for women and girls of all ages on the net! Happy Halloween!

Top Disney Princess Rapunzel Costumes for Kids (Tangled)

Princess "Tangled" Rapunzel Shimmer Deluxe Costume
MylittlelizShop Disney Tangled Princess
Dress Rapunzel Kids Costume
I love the new 3D animated Disney movies - they've all been such hits! Tangled is probably my second favorite after Frozen, and Rapunzel is such a cutie with an adorable fashion sense (and great hair!). I'm sure that lot's of little princesses out there are looking for a perfect Rapunzel costume now that Halloween is almost around the corner, so to help you out I've narrowed it down to my top six (I couldn't just choose five like I normally do - there's too many good options!). Let's take a look. If you are looking for Rapunzel costume in the UK or EU, you can find them here!

Disguise Disney's Tangled
Rapunzel Sparkle Deluxe Costume
First up, featured at the top of the page, is the official Tangled princess costume! It's a beautiful piece with shimmery material and a matching tiara to boot - wonderful value! A similar style of costume inspired by the movie is the Sparkle Deluxe costume on the left - I just love the little portrait of Rapunzel on the bodice. Each set of this costume comes with the lovely dress and the cute ribbon headband. If you are looking for a long-haired wig to go with any of these amazing costumes, you can find my favorite one right here.

If you just want something basic and simple like her primary costume from the movie, then the MyLittleLizShop costume on the right is a pretty perfect replica of her outfit. It has sequin detailing on the sleeves and bodice, so it'll sparkle when it hits the light! Pretty cool. Each set of this costume comes with a neck ribbon and matching headband.

Disney Tangled Rapunzel Wedding Gown Costume
Rapunzel Princess Dress
Costume Dress Up Gown
Did you know they even made a costume for the briefly seen Tangled wedding gown? Well now you do, so take a peek at it because it is simply beautiful! It is a very classic matrimonial look with a splash of pink and pretty patterns to finish it off. Each set of this incredible costume comes with the dress, a petticoat and the veil headpiece. That's everything you need!

Princess Paradise Tower
Princess Child Costume
For something with a more queen aesthetic, the regal costume on the right might be perfect for the (unofficial) ruler of your household. I love the puffy sleeves and the billowing skirt, it looks pretty impressive.

Last but not least, for an unofficial costume which closely follows her original movie look, take a peek at the Paradise Tower Princess costume on the left. I really like the laced up bodice style of this costume, as well as the multiple tiers on the skirt. It's insanely pretty in my opinion. 

So there you have it! Those are my top six favorite costumes for little Tangled fans out there this Halloween. I hope you found one that is perfect for her and that she has a lot of fun dressing up! If you enjoyed this post and want to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for all of the best costumes for women and girls on the net! Happy Halloween!

Top Disney's Sofia the First Costumes for Kids

Disguise Girl's Disney The First Sofia Classic Costume
(Also available in the UK here)
Purple Amulet Princess
Dress Up Children's Costume
I've done lots of post on the Disney Princesses, but what about our favorite Princess-in-Waiting? If your little lady is looking for the perfect Sofia the first costume, whether its for a Birthday party, Halloween or just general dress up play, you should check out these three lovely costumes.

Sofia the First Royal Curtsey Dress
The costume at the top of this page is her classic dress which she wear in the TV show. It's a beautiful lilac dress with a pretty two tiered skirt, and super pretty puffy sleeves. You can get a matching tiara and spectre set here.

The other two costumes are inspired by her television show costume and are frequently seen worn by the Sofia the First dolls and toys, so she is sure to love both of these too! These costumes have lovely billowing skirts, which would benefit from a petticoat or hoop skirt to keep their shape and give them life. You can find a perfect petticoat for these costumes here.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Disney's Lilo and Stitch Costumes for Kids and Adults

Stitch Kigurumi (All Ages Costume)
Child's Lilo andStitch Costume
Lilo and Stitch is one of those Disney movies that is sadly very under-rated despite it's lovely visuals and emotionally involving plot, so for those of us who want to have a little hula-costume party based on the characters from the film, things can be a little tough! Have no fear though, as there are a couple of options for you guys.

It's much easier to find costumes based on the alien Stitch than it is Lilo. They are mostly Kigurumis like the one above, which are awesome as they can be used both as costumes and as a fun pair of pyjamas.

RJC Girls Classic Hibiscus Sarong Dress
(Available in Adult sizes here)
Meanwhile I've managed to find a cute Lilo hula costume for kids, featured on the right. Each set comes with the red tank top, a faux-grass hula skirt, the wrist leis and the leafy headpiece. While there is no official adult version of this costume, you can replicate the look with this red tank top, this adult's hula skirt, and this tropical fern headpiece. All of that will cost you less than $20, which is phenomenal value.

If you want the costume she wears throughout most of the movie, that would be a red hibiscus pattern dress. I've found a very pretty one in both adult and children's sizes, which you can see on the right.

The last thing you'll need is hair to match Lilo's, which is easy enough if you already have long black hair. If not, here is a wig which matches her style almost perfectly! Voila! That is everything you need for the perfect Lilo and Stitch costumes!

Top Five Belly Dancer and Genie Costumes for Women

Red 5 Piece Bellydancer Costume

LOLA Arab belly dancer dress
One of the most iconic symbols of the East is the famous dance of the veils, and the gorgeous costumes that the dancers wear while performing it. They make very beautiful and versatile costume for parties, dances and Halloween outings, as you can use them for a Belly Dancer routine or as part of a Arabian Genie costume. There are many of these outfits out there, so to save you some time I've narrowed it down to my personal top five favorites. Let's take a look! If you are shopping from the UK or EU, then you can find many awesome belly dancer costumes here.

For a classic Indian look, take a look at our first costume, the deep red number featured at the top of this page. With bold colors, sparkling coins and sexy, translucent material, this is a really sensual costume that is bound to catch the attention of everybody in the room. Each set comes with the veil and head-chain, the crop top, the long skirt with hanging coins and a jangling wait chain. 

For a more Arab style, you want a costume like the lovely white costume on the right. It exposes more skin and adds sparkly sequins for a glittering sensation, and is sure to make any woman look and feel amazing. This costume is also available in black and turquoise at the same link.

Dance Fairy Black Belly Dance Isis Wings special Halloween costumes 
California Costumes Dreamy Genie
Belly Dancer Costume
Above is a look made famous by the Egyptians, the Isis Wings belly dancing costume, characterised by it's butterfly wings-ike veil cape. It's a truly stunning look that is sure to make the party revolve around you! At the same link the costume is available in a variety of different colors, including blue, yellow, green, purple and red.

Forum Novelties Desert
Princess Costume
On the left is a costume I think would look particularly well as a genie costume as well as a belly dancer, the California Costume Dreamy Genie. She definitely looks dreamy to me! I love the deep colors and the contrast of red and gold - it is a very luxurious look. Each set of this costume includes the bra-top, the puffy sleeves, the harem pants, and the mysterious face veil.

Last, but not least, on the right we have the lovely lilac Desert Princess costume by Forum Novelties. Each set of this pretty costume comes with the head veil, the sexy tube top, the vest, and the pants with attached veils.

So there you have it! Those are my top five favorite belly dancer and genie costumes for women this Halloween season. I hope you found one that you love and that it makes you look incredible! If you enjoyed this post and would like to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for all of the best costume ideas for women on the net! Happy Halloween!