MLP Princess Celestia & Princess Luna DIY Costumes

So these costumes are from two Halloweens ago but I figured with the release of the new My Little Pony movie and Halloween just a few weeks away, it might still be useful to someone.  Lucky for me, I had two years in a row with PERFECT costume matches for our little girls.  In 2014, we did The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Beautiful Butterfly.  SO appropriate for our kids because at the time, the girls loved the books and our littler one had an awesomely voracious appetite and our older one loved butterflies.  Worked out great,  Then they came up with this dynamic duo and it was super duper scooper perfect.

Celestia and Luna are My Little Pony alicorn princesses who are sisters.  My daughters both loved (and actually still do) My Little Ponies, and their personalities match those of the princess ponies.  My older one is more sugar and spice and everything nice – rose colored glasses – loves sunny days, just like older sister Princess Celestia.  My younger one is just as sweet but her spice comes in a slightly different flavor – her personality is a bit darker, more like Princess Luna (the younger pony). Apologies ahead of time for the quality of visuals in this post – while the girls are spectacular, the pictures themselves are kinda craptacular.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any costumes for the princesses so I thought I’d try and make them.  I pieced them together and the girls loved them.  I’m so lucky to have two positive souls.

Oh my poor little Princess Luna.  She had taken a spill and had six stitches in her forehead!  But she’s one tough cookie and it didn’t even phase her on Halloween. I have limited pictures and It’s been a couple years so I don’t remember all the details but here’s an idea of what I did:

Princess Celestia
Materials:
-White Long Sleeve Shirt
-White Leggings
-Craft Felt in White and Yellow (2 sheets each color)
-Headband
-Gold Cording
-Sticky Glitter Craft Paper (Purple and Blue)
-Multi-colored Feather Boa
-Gold Glitter Glue
-White Craft Foam Sheets (2 large sheets)
-White Tulle
-Elastic
-Glue Gun
-Cardstock
-Scissors

I used this costume set as inspiration.  First I made the headband.  I used this video as a guide but let’s be real…I was not as thorough or meticulous.  I’m all for using what you have and I had a bunch of blue glitter so I made the ears with glitter, glue, and paper instead of using the glittery sticky paper.  It didn’t hold up as well; my daughter wore her Celestia Costume three times and I had to reapply the glitter after the second time she wore it because so much had fallen off. So I recommend ponying up the extra $.75 and getting the glitter paper.   I also made a little crown out of a small piece of yellow felt – I just kinda winged it by folding a piece of cardstock in half and making half a crown that resembled the one in the pictures of Princess Celestia.  After adjusting to the appropriate size, I unfolded it, traced it onto a yellow piece of felt, added a purple piece of glitter sticker paper cut into a diamond as a gem and used gold glitter glue to add a bit more dazzle.  I used a glue gun to attach it to the front of the horn (sorry the pic below is before I put the crowns on).

Then I made the adornments.  I drew a template on a scrap piece of paper from a magazine, mocking the neckpiece and hoof ornaments as best I could.  Like the crown, I folded the sheets in half so that they’d be symmetrical.  I traced the adornments onto yellow felt and cut them out.  Then I used some gold glitter glue to paint on some squiggles.  Once the glue had dried,  I attached the pieces to the arms and neck on the shirt and the ankles of pants.  I just hand stitched them to the pants and shirts but you could just as easily use fabric glue and it would be fine.  I then used gold glitter glue along the edge of the adornments to ad a little more pizazz.  Luckily we already had white leggings and a plain long sleeve tee-shirt  that were inexpensive and lying around the house.  If you don’t, check Old Navy, Target, Kohls and Wal-Mart for some cheap options.  Technically, you could probably take off the adornments and get some more use out of them but we left them and the girls still play with the costumes.

 

 

 

 

Next came the Tutu.  Totally unnecessary but for my four year old, it elevated her excitement so we did it.  I used this as a guide with some leftover white tulle I had.  Then I measured the length from my daughter’s waist to lower calf and cut the feather boa to that length and tied it to the elastic.  I found the boa at Joann Fabric, of course using my 40% off coupon.  I will apologize to you in advance…it’s been two years and I still occasionally find these stinkin’ feathers lying around in my girls’ rooms (they still wear the different pieces of the costume for dress up).  But I digress…then I googled “Celestia cutie mark” and found a good sized image and printed it on cardstock.  Unfortunately the image I used is no longer on an active page so I can’t link it.  Kind of the jenkiest part of the costume but basically, I cut out the sun and glued it to where the tutu would be hitting her left hip.

Last, I roughly drew a wing about the size of my daughter’s back and cut it out.  Then I traced it to a second sheet of foam craft paper and cut that one out as well.  I wanted it to have a little more depth so I made a second, smaller wing of a similar shape and glued it to the first.  I had to try a few different ways to attach the wings.  Ultimately, what worked best was hand sewing the wings onto the shirt.

When it came time to wear the costume out, I pinned the remaining portion of the feather boa to her hair to imitate Celestia’s colorful, flowing mane.  My daughter loved it.

Sadly, I have even less pictures of Princess Luna’s costume but here goes.

Princess Luna
Materials:
-Purple Long Sleeve Shirt
-Purple Leggings
-Craft Felt in Black (3 sheets)
-Headband
-Silver or Gold Cording
-Sticky Glitter Craft Paper (Purple)
-Black Feather Boa
-Purple Glitter Glue
-Purple Craft Foam Sheets (1 large sheet)
-Black tutu
-Elastic
-Glue Gun
-Cardstock
-Scissors

Again, I used this costume set as inspiration.  First I made the Headband.  I used this video as a guide but used black felt and purple glittery sticky paper from Michaels. Then I folded a piece of paper and drew half a crown shaped like Luna’s and cut it out to use as a template.  After unfolding the template, I traced the crown onto a piece of black craft felt with a white colored pencil and cut it out.  I traced a circle about 1.25 inches in diameter onto cardstock and drew a little round shaped notch so that it looked like Luna’s moon cutie mark.  I glued that down onto the crown.  I can’t remember if I used the glitter glue to bling it out but if I didn’t you should 🙂

Next came the adornments.  Unfortunately my little Luna had an accident around the time I was working on this part of her costume that included a trip to the ER and follow ups to get her stitches out so I don’t have good pictures of what I did. I drew a template on a scrap piece of paper from a magazine, mocking the neckpiece and hoof ornaments as best I could.  Like the crown, I folded the sheets in half so that they’d be symmetrical.  I checked the size and shape against the shirt and pants to ensure they were the right size.  Make sure that the shape of the neck ornament follows the neckline of your shirt.  This is why using templates is a good idea.  I printed out this image and cut out the moon cutie mark and attached it to the neckpiece.   I traced the hoof adornments onto black felt and cut them out.  Then I used some purple glitter glue to paint on some designs.  Once the glue had dried,  I attached the pieces to the arms and neck on the shirt and the ankles of pants.  I just hand stitched them to the pants and shirts but you could just as easily use fabric glue and it would be fine.  I decorated the border of each adornment with the purple glitter glue.   I found the plain purple long sleeve tee and leggings at Walmart.com but you could also check Old Navy, Target, and Kohls for some cheap options.  

I (miraculously) already had a black tutu with a purple border FROM THE DOLLAR STORE, YA’LL so I didn’t need to make it.  The purple didn’t match exactly (Luna is a dark purple, the tutu had a pastel purple border) but um…my two year old didn’t notice so I wasn’t gonna say anything.  If you can’t find one, just google “no sew easy diy tutu” and you’ll find plenty of great tutorials.  And honestly, you could even do without the tutu.  It just helped my girls feel more princess-y (as if their fairytale lives with their mother wasn’t enough).  I found a black feather boa at Michaels and pinned it to the back of the tutu.  I folded it a few times to make it the right length and to add volume.  My daughter’s hair is black so I didn’t add any to her hair for a mane but you could.  I printed this cutie mark out on cardstock, cut it out and glued it to where the tutu would hit her hip.

 

Finally, I created wings on purple craft foam sheets.  The shape of Luna’s wings were more upright vs. Celestia’s broad, flowy wings.  I used pencil to draw out one wing (I had to erase and do it a couple times to get it right.  Once I cut it out, I traced it a second time and cut it out.  Then I made a second layer of wings, following the same shape but smaller.  I glued the smaller wing atop the bigger wing and then attached it to the back of the purple shirt.  I just made big stitches by hand.

These costumes were fun to make and pretty inexpensive.  Honestly, though they’re not the most elaborate or spectacular costumes, I’m proud of them and the girls were happy and proud to wear them.  And they helped put them together so it was quality time for us.  Good luck and I hope everypony has a Happy Halloween!

 

 

 

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