Candy Corn Princess Costume

She loves being frilly, sparkley, glammy, and fabulous.

She doesn't really care what her costume is as long as it involves the word "Princess" and fancy tulle skirt.

So here she is, my little candy corn princess. "Cause I really like candy corn and I really like princess'"


I totally made this up as I went along and only took one picture midstream since I didn't know if it would actually turn out and be blogworthy, you know. But here's the basics.

I used about 5 yards of yellow and orange, about 3 of white.
The start was a white tank top I bought one size too big for her.
The boss said to start with yellow.


I cut strips of tulle starting 12 inches wide, progressing down to 2.5 inches at the top.

Fold the strip in half and sew along the folded section.
I sewed with the folded side toward the bottom of the tank top. I figured when it folded back over it would be puffier.
I made pleats with my hands as I sewed.
And sewed and sewed and sewed round and round and round.
When one strip ended I just started the next and spaced them about 3/4 inches apart.


No pins, pattern or planning, that's just the way I roll. :)

She needed some tights. And some tulle ruffles on the sleeves of the bodysuit.


And every princess must have a crown. I tied some tulle strips onto a stretchy headband, very pouffy and princessy. Then I may have cut some candy corn off my garland instead of going to Michaels for a candy corn button.


One costume down, 5 to go.
Too bad the the boys don't like tulle.

Linking up to A Few of my Favorite Things, Thirty Handmade Days, The Shabby Nest Fingerprints on the Fridge, Fun to Craft


  1. OMG. This is adorable! So creative. (and she looks like she is having fun, too)

  2. Fantastic costume! She looks so cute and sweet~

  3. That is just the cutest thing I have seen. She looks sweet enough put into a candy bowl!
    another friday's favorite for sure :-)

  4. You are a genius!!!! I dcan't wait to see what you do for the boys. Jamison doesn't want to dress up anymore!!!

  5. Another fabulous costume. I love that if it's princess labeled, she digs it!

  6. This is adorable! My daughter is going to be a candy corn witch. She would LOVE this costume!

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    I'm so glad I found you!! EVerything about your blog is adorable!! Your design, your family, your posts!!!

  8. AHHH! I love it! Adorable!
    You should come link this up to my Making It With Allie party!

  9. That is just so adorable!

    Down Under we don't go in for Halloween too much, but this year all the kids in our street are going to do a mini trick or treat with our neighbours - and I have been racking my brain for a good idea for my baby girl - just going to swap the colours and make her into a little Bumble Bee - thanks for the inspiration Kathryn!

  10. That is so amazing!!! I love it! I wish I had just an ounce of your talent...sigh...

  11. She looks too adorable!!! Love it! You are really on top of your game to be done with one with only two weeks to go!!


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