No Sew Adult Anna Frozen Costume for Cheap!
Hi and welcome back! We love Halloween around here. We all dress up, party, trick or treat, you know general holiday fun. A few years back, my daughter wanted to go as Elsa and Anna. I tried to talk the boys into Olaf and Kristoff, but the Ninja Turtles won out for them. Elsa was easy but the adult Anna Frozen costume was a little tougher to find.
Bonnie kinda looks like Elsa, so no problems there. She had to have the dress at Spirit Halloween (even though my friend Kim had a much prettier one), she is a girl who knows what she wants. So I got to looking, but guess what? At the time they didn’t make an adult Anna dress that didn’t make me look like a 12 year old wanna be. Every one I could find was either super cheap looking, way too short or a million dollars. So, I made one. It was actually was very easy and cost about $40- $45 if you happen to not have any of this stuff lying around (like me). If you do, even better!
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Note: I made this costume a few years ago before I had the blog. I found these similar items that I think will work just as well.
- Yoga top skirt
- Cheap white button down
- Tank top
- Puffy Paint
- gold ribbon
- pink fabric
- pompom trim
- black boots
- white hair chalk
- fabric glue
I saw some tutorials for No Sew costumes online, but I just can’t do the faux elastic around my waist. It is not good. But yoga pants? Yeah, that’s my style. At Wal Mart they sell a dark navy skirt for about $12 that has a top like the yoga pants. I found a similar HERE on Amazon.
Oh yeah, comfy!
Sorry I don’t have more pics, this is pre-blog so I’ll explain what I did best I can.
I used a white eyeliner pen (don’t ask me why I have this-I don’t know) to stencil the flowers on. Then just went over with puffy paint.
I stenciled paint around the bottom of the skirt, the cuffs of the shirt and the tank.
For the tank, I cut a V along the front – on the top and bottom and used fabric glue to glue the gold ribbon along the V and arm holes.
For the cape, I used this tutorial from Skip to My Lou. Instead of ribbon, I just glued the two pieces together, cut holes in the front and used an old hair clip to clip them together. Actually I wore that hair clip in my wedding!
Then I just braided my hair, painted a white streak and added some freckles with an eyeliner and used my black boots that I wear everywhere. Easy, cheap and turned out pretty good.
Here we are, doing our best to recreate this stock movie photo. She nailed the expression.
We even won our neighborhood costume contest!
So, pretty easy! No Sewing required and you can have an adult Anna Frozen costume! Let me know if you have any questions and thanks for stopping by!
Anna Frozen Costume
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You guys were the cutest at Halloween! I had no idea you made your costume. You nailed it!
Thanks Kelley! We had a blast :).
Wow! These costumes look wonderful! And congrats on winning the contest! I’m pinning this to my Frozen board.
Thank you!! We had a blast with the costume, so fun!
Your daughter really looks like Elsa. She is very pretty! Cute outfits!
Thank you! We had a blast!
Wow, it looks wonderful for a no sew – great job and well done!
Thank you, and thanks for stopping by!
Best. Anna. Costume. Ever! And, I love that it’s no-sew. You really did such a fantastic job! Pinning to my costume board!
Thanks Kim! 🙂
You are so talented! The pic of you and Bonnie recreating the Frozen picture is one of my favorites! Love how She nailed the pose!
Thank you Jen!!
Wow, I had no idea that was simply a tank and a skirt. Great job! That’s my type of costume.
Thank you! It really was very easy. Thanks for coming by!
Well, I’m impressed! Y’all looked great!
Thank you! Thanks for stopping by!
This is so cool! My daughter would love an Elsa and Ana costume! 😀 Def. something I am going to have to look into making! 😀
It was so easy, you can totally do it! Thanks for stopping by!
Super cute, you did such a great job!
Thanks Jenn! It was so fun :).
What a clever idea – and it looks great too!
Thank you! We had fun, thanks for stopping by!
How adorable! Great job on the costumes. I love all your no sew ideas because the only thing I’ve ever sewn is a pillow in Home Ec like two decades ago. Great post!
Thanks Yanique! I took one sewing class years ago and haven’t gotten the machine out since. Maybe one day! Thanks for stopping by!
You totally rocked thus costume! It turned out fabulous and you guys make an amazing Anna & Else duo! Too cute
Thank you Sara! Thanks for coming by!
These look great, what a good idea!
Thanks Kathy! Glad you stopped by!
You did a great job making your costume. You’re very talented!
Thank you Kim, and thanks so much for stopping by!
I love that you did mother-daughter costumes. Your Anna outfit is brilliant! Pinned.
Thank you so much!
April- This is soooooo cute! laura
Thank you Laura!!
April this is the cutest thing ever! You’re so clever!!! You two make the perfect Elsa and Anna!
Thank you so much Heather :)!
April! I love this! I know it’s been awhile since this post, but do you happen to recall how many yards of pink fabric you got to make the cape?
Thanks so much Carrie! Sorry it’s taking me so long to get back to you, I was trying to find it but cannot. I know my daughter still plays with it, but it has disappeared into the depths of the toy closet. I’m guessing about two yards, but that is just a guess. Good luck!