My kiddo has become a wee bit obsessed with The Descendants movies (& soundtracks) and decided that Evie, daughter of the Evil Queen, was beyond the coolest of the cool and therefore deserved to be immortalized as this year’s fantastic Halloween costume – of course this refashionista mommy was happy to oblige:
Discover how simple it is to transform your munchin into their fave character using bits from your stash and the charity shop with my Thrifted DIY Descendants Evie Costume:
Raid your kiddo’s closet, hit the thrift shop (if needed) and snag the basic garments needed to create the right look. Then sift through your crafty stash for the ingredients you need to get embellishing and refashioning that clothing into that perfect character style!
Fabric markers and paint are fab for recreating detailed garments that would otherwise take weeks of stitching – like Evie’s glittery patchwork leather and embroidered leggings.
I totally improvised with the funky dress and embellished a velvet tank top from my stash, in Evie’s signature dark blue colour, with vintage black/gold lace and added a sparkly blue and gold pocket.
I adorned the plain denim blazer with glittery fabric paint, zippers, ribbon, beads and even broken jewellery to give it Evie’s stand-out look!
My daughter is absolutely over the moon with this jacket and will wear it regularly after Halloween too!
It’s a snap to revamp a bunch of old gear into the ideal character accessories! All it takes is imagination – and time, a whole bunch of time!
Evie’s piece of broken magic mirror, mini crown headband, necklace and stupendous handbag were transformed with nail polish, glue, felt, fabric paint + glitter and are all a massive hit!
Upcycling and refashioning a character costume from scratch might take (a lot) more thought and time than simply buying one in the store but the massive hug and excitement to wear it from your kiddo makes all of the work completely worth it! (+ you’re not supporting an unethical, unsustainable brand and your muchkin gets to step out in a truly unique costume!)
Grab all of my upcycled Halloween DIYs here!