There are a few times a year when it is acceptable to go all out and dress up. Of course the Disney Princess Half Marathon is one of those times! If you want to know how to make an adult sized Rapunzel Costume for the Disney Princess Half Marathon (or Halloween) then you are in the right place.
To make this costume I used pink and purple tulle to create a tutu. Clearly between pinning my race number on and the tutu going between my legs it didn’t look all that fantastic while I was running. But when I was standing still without my number it was dynamite!
Astonishingly we don’t have a Tutu Tutorial, but my
partner in crime friend Nicole does. Be sure to check out her Tutu Tutorial. I promise you this, she is much funnier than I am! She is now a superstar when it comes to making tutus and actually ran another race in one. Once you have been bit by the running in costume bug it is kind of contagious. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
To make the Rapunzel shirt you need a purple shirt, purple fabric, pink fabric, pink ribbon, elastic, a sewing machine, iron, and Heat’n Bond Lite Iron-on Adhesive. It is cheapest to get this at JoAnns with a coupon…obviously. My fabulous mother-in-law had a great idea for my shirt and texted me several sketches. In my birthday party posts I mention just how awesome she is, but truly, she is the BEST!
Make a Rapunzel Outfit:
Take a piece of purple fabric and cut it so it is shaped like a somewhat irregular rectangle (see sketch above).
Use Heat ‘n Bond to adhere that piece of purple fabric to the purple shirt. Iron the Heat ‘n Bond to the wrong side of the fabric. Then iron the fabric to the shirt. Isn’t this stuff magic???? I absolutely love it!
Criss Cross the ribbon down the fabric. I had to pin as I went to make sure the ribbon did not slip too far out of place. Sew into place using a needle and thread.
Take a strip of pink fabric and make it a rectangle. My fabric was not wide enough. I recommend your fabric be at least six inches wide. Make sure the fabric wraps around your arm lengthwise, and that you have at least double that.
Cut 1/2 inch strips of purple that are the same length as your fabric. Pin in place. I pinned both sides since I am a novice sewer. Fold the fabric over so you can no longer see the purple (it is on the inside) and sew the edge where the fabric meets. This will create a loop out of your fabric.
Iron the seam open. This is mandatory so you can fit elastic through later. If the seams are not open it will be almost impossible to scootch the elastic through.
Sew around the loop, securing the purple strips into place as you go. The width needs to be wide enough for your elastic.
Leave an inch wide opening so you can insert your elastic. I am pointing to the opening in the photo below.
Pull your elastic through the opening to the desired tightness. You just created a mock sleeve!! Can you see it??? Take that sleeve and tack/sew it to the purple shirt. I started by tacking it to the seam at the top of the shirt first. I then did the bottom of the sleeve next and tacked a few places along the sides as well. I actually used a sewing machine for this part. It was much easier for me to do it this way than to thread, rethread, and knot a needle and thread!
Pair your shirt with your tutu and you are ready to run…..or wear that costume wherever you were planning on wearing it to! Trust me, wearing costumes is actually pretty fun. If you see any young kids you will immediately be a hero in their eyes! My daughters have asked me over and over to wear my Rapunzel outfit again!
That’s it! Creating a Rapunzel outfit is actually pretty easy. Of course, this could be modified to a child’s costume fairly easily as well!
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