I’m going to guess there’s a preeetty good chance you were obsessed with Disney Princesses when you were growing up. So this Halloween, channel your 5-year-old self and your favorite Disney heroine for your most magical costume yet. We’ve rounded up the best DIY Disney princess costumes that will have you feeling like royalty.
Whether you want to go as Moana or pay homage to the upcoming Little Mermaid live-action film, we have all the best tips that will make your Halloween prep super easy. Keep on scrolling for all the coolest DIY Disney Princess costumes to try for 2021.
The Little Mermaid
If you live in a colder environment, you may want to go with the post-legs Ariel look because no one wants to be freezing in a shell bra on Halloween. Grab a pretty light blue top and layer it under a black tube top and blue skirt. Put a big blue bow in your hair and you’ll be ready to explore where the people are.
Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanova
Grand Duchess Anastasia wasn’t officially a Disney Princess but the movie is a classic nonetheless. Perfect her look with her iconic crown and a mustard party dress (belt it with this turquoise ribbon to make the dress look totally authentic).
What you need: Jasz Couture Jersey A-Line Dress, $89, couturecandy.com
Although she may not technically be considered a Disney princess, Hercules‘ Megara is one of the most realistic female figures across the fairytale films. Throw your hair in a high pony with a strand hanging down the front of your face. To mimic her toga look, put on a flowy purple floor-length dress.
Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi, Princess of Genovia
Mia isn’t technically a Disney Princess, but she is a Princess on Disney, so I think it counts. Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi (a.k.a the Princess of Genovia) is a totally down-to-earth princess and her look is simple to put together. All you need is a school uniform that includes knee high socks and a tiara.
What you need: Y2K Blue Plaid Kilt Skirtt, $54, urbanoutfitters.com
Ultra Glam Snow White
This Snow White costume is totally glam, but you can also keep it cute and casual if that’s more your vibe. Start with a white collared blouse to mimic the appearance of Snow’s dramatic collar. Throw on a blue shirt with puffy sleeves, a flowing yellow skirt and a pair of heels (red or yellow will do). Finish off the outfit with some red lipstick, a red bow, and don’t forget that apple.
Anna and Elsa
Grab your bestie, because this one is a two-person costume. Let’s start with Anna. Wear a collared light blue shirt and throw a black vest on top. Finish off the look with a blue skirt, black boots and a magenta cardigan to drape over your shoulder. And don’t you dare forget those braids. For Elsa, you need something like this gorgeous blue dress. Layer it over a mesh long-sleeved bodysuit to really complete the look and finish off the costume with an ice blonde wig and lots of shimmering highlighter. You’ll be so ready to build a snowman.
Dress up like this gorgeous
princess daughter of the chief and set off on an epic journey this Halloween as Moana. Basically, you just need a red tube top and a hula skirt. Then, wrap the skirt in white fabric, add a red sash, and you’re ready to save the island.
What you need: Disney Pixar Moana Flower Lei Crown Headband, $16, amazon.com
While Mulan has so many great looks throughout the movie, we’re going to go with her training costume because it’s the easiest to recreate and, let’s be honest, it’s pretty badass. All you need for this one is a pair of gray leggings, some white knee-high socks and a pair of black flats (all probably in your closet). Then, get a green robe and some dark green fabric. Tie some of the fabric around your waist and use more around your bun. Now, you’re ready to save your father.
Princess Tiana’s gown look is so gorgeously intricate that a DIY costume just wouldn’t do it justice. However, the just-as-iconic waitress look is super easy to recreate AND you get to carry beignets all night. All you need for this look is a yellow dress and a white apron (and PLEASE don’t forget the beignets).
If you’re a Disney princess fan, chances are you’ve worn Cinderella’s iconic blue gown many times over the years. So, switch it up and rock her pre-fairy godmother look instead. It’s way easier to DIY and you will probably wear all of the pieces again at some point. Just get yourself a long-sleeved blue shirt, a black tank to throw over it, a brown skirt and an apron. Finish off the look with a handkerchief or bow in your hair.
For this one, it’s important to get a super cute yellow dress for the base of the costume. Go for an off-the-shoulder dress, if you can find one, in order to mimic the look of Belle’s. The rest is in the details, and they should all be yellow. Then, grab a rose (fake or real) and a book and you’re trick-or-treat ready.
What you need: Mixed Material Concave Earrings, $58, shopsoko.com
Tinkerbell might not be a princess, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t a big part of the Disney family. Dress up like her for Halloween and you will definitely add some magic to the holiday. The look is super easy. Start with a green mini dress. Buy some green flats and glue large white pom poms on them. Finish off the look with a pair of fairy wings. Go with simple shimmery makeup and a tight bun on top of your head and you’re ready to go.
Explore a whole new world as Jasmine this Halloween. This costume is super comfy because you can wear joggers for the pants. Pair those with an off-the-shoulder blue crop-top and some gold sandals. Then, layer on the jewelry. You’ll need a belt, earrings, necklace and, of course, a tiara. You’ll be magic carpet ride ready in no time.
For Sleeping Beauty, we’re going to once again go for the more casual look. Start with a white collared shirt. If you can find one with flowy sleeves, bonus points. Layer on a top that laces up the front so it resembles a corset. Finish with a flowing gray skirt. Add a black headband and gray shawl to complete the look. Woodland creatures are optional.
Before we see Mulan for the warrior she is, we see her look at her reflection in traditional girly Chinese attire. To pay homage to that look, throw your hair in a bun and grab a satin pink robe or kimono.
Lottie & Tiana
We’ve got another BFF costume coming your way thanks to Princess and the Frog‘s Lottie and Tiana. For Lottie, you want to make sure you tease your hair up high and slide on some short white gloves. Her signature pink dress is also key for this look. If you’re going as Tiana, grab long white gloves and a sage green dress.
Elsa has a major glow-up in Frozen 2, and fans can’t help but love her new look. Swap her signature braid for loose waves and find a white floor-length gown for serious ~ice queen~ vibes — bonus points if you have a cape to match!
What you need: Chiffon bridal cape, $34, amazon.com
Carolyn Twersky is an associate editor for Seventeen covering celebrities, entertainment, politics, trends, and health.