Halloween: DIY Vanellope Costume from Disney Wreck It Ralph

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DIY Vanellope Halloween Costume from Disney Wreck It Ralph

Calling all Disney Wreck-It Ralph fans! I shared our DIY Fix-It Felix costume the other day and couldn’t wait to share our DIY Vanellope Von Schweetz costume. My 4 year old is obsessed with the movie and is just like Vanellope, with her overly-bubbly and optimistic personality. They could be doppelg√§ngers. She was thrilled with my DIY version of Vanellope! Vanellope is a little more time consuming than the Felix costume, especially painting the tights, but it was well worth the effort. This costume would be perfect for a Halloween Disney Cruise or Mickey’s Halloween Party! Stay tuned for our DIY Wreck-It Ralph costume. 

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SUPPLIES

white pullover
teal liquid Rit dye
hot pink paracord
hot glue gun
scissors
miniature candy ornaments 
bobby pins
felt
red mesh craft cord 
hair tie
white sweater tights
cardboard
painters tape
sponge brush
teal acrylic paint
purple acrylic paint

TUTORIAL

Step 1: If you can’t find a mint or teal hoodie, grab a white hoodie and use Rit liquid dye to dye it teal. Follow the dye instructions on the bottle and don’t forget to use gloves – or you’ll end up with green hands for a few days (I speak from experience). 

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Step 3: If your hoodie already has a string, remove and replace with hot pink paracord. If your hoodie is like mine and has no place for a string, hot glue or sew 2 pieces of paracord (approximately 4 inches long) to the inside of the hoodie at the collar. Tie knots at the end of both pieces. Cut 3, 1 inch pieces of paracord and hot glue or sew them to the hoodie pocket, as shown below in the photo. 

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Step 4: Head to the Christmas section and pick out a few miniature candy ornaments. I used gum drops, hard candy and peppermint ornaments. You can simply loop the gum drops through the bobby pins. For the hard candy and peppermints, I cut off the ornament hook. I then sandwiched a bobby pin between 2 pieces of felt and glued the ornament to the felt. Tie a piece of mesh red craft cord in a bow to a hair tie. 

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Step 5: Grab a pair of white sweater tights and place a piece of cardboard inside each tight leg. Use painters tape to tape them, as shown in the photo below. The left leg will be taped straight and the right leg will be taped at a diagonal. Paint around the tape, using teal acrylic paint. Allow to fully dry overnight before removing the tape.

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Step 6: Once the teal is completely dry, remove the painters tape and tape a new thin line inside each white space on the left leg (as shown below). Use a sponge brush to paint purple in between the tape pieces, to create a thin purple line.

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Step 7: Allow the purple paint to completely dry overnight before carefully removing the tape pieces. Remove the cardboard pieces from inside the tights. 

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Step 8: You’ll also need to find a brown skirt. I found mine at a local consignment store. You could also grab a white skirt and use fabric liquid dye to dye it brown. 

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Step 9: Put on the costume, add a giant faux lollipop as a prop and go trick-or-treating!

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 You might also like these handmade Halloween costume ideas:

DIY Fix-It Felix Halloween Costume

Easy Nutcracker Family Costumes

Martian and Astronaut Sibling Costumes

Fish and Fisherman Family Costumes


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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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