This DIY Princess Leia costume is completely no sew so you don't need any sewing skills and it is really inexpensive to make. All you will need is an old white sheet, a glue gun and a belt or ribbon.
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My girls love dressing up for World Book Day. They love reading and have lots of characters that they love and want to dress up as. This year Little Miss J is still really into Star Wars. Last year she went dressed up as Darth Vader and this year she wanted to be Princess Leia. I made her a really easy costume out of a bed sheet which didn't even need any sewing so I thought I would share it with you. Of course if you are short of time or inclination you can always pick up a costume on amazon but this is a really great option for a last minute DIY Princess Leia costume.
What you will need
- single white bedsheet
- glue gun and glue sticks
- ribbon / belt
Get your single white bedsheet and fold it in half. Have your child to lie on it with their head over the folded top and draw around them with wide fluted arms and a dress shape (see below pictures).
Cut out the shape, making sure to leave the fold intact (don't cut the folded side).
Cut a small hole in the folded top for their head.
Then you can just glue gun the sides closed, leaving the ends of the arms and the bottom open. Make sure you use a lot of glue and press it down quickly. If you aren't looking for a no sew Princess Leia costume and have the sewing skills and time you could of course sew these seams closed, it wouldn't take long. Just fold the costume inside out and sew the same edges before turning the right way again.
Pop the costume over your child's head and tie around the middle with silver ribbon. I put Little Miss J's hair into buns on the side of her head to finish off the look.
I think it's quite simple but very effective! Of course you could make it a lot neater than this, but I'm going for a really easy DIY Princess Leia costume that you can whip up in 10 minutes - and this is it!
This is a tutorial for a DIY Princess Leia costume for kids but you can easily make it for an adult - simply use a bigger sheet! I'd probably make sure to use a thick cotton sheet or wear a white vest and leggings underneath.
If you follow video tutorials better, I have made a video showing how to make this homemade Princess Leia costume...
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