This is my little Lila in her costume from last year. We came across this Rapunzel dress in excellent condition in a thrift store for $3 and she loved it! Yes! Can’t beat that. So we had the Rapunzel costume-how to get realistic looking Rapunzel hair was next.
We bought a Rapunzel wig and she wore it for one party and it was a mess. Wigs are so hard to keep on a kid when they are running all around like kids do, so we had to figure something out. I made the gutsy choice to cut the braid off the wig and then attach it to her real braid. But first I used an elastic at the top of the wig braid before I cut it off. Then I braided Lila’s hair and used elastics and clips to attach the wig braid to her real hair braid. As you can see, we used lots of ribbon to hide where the wig braid was attached.
This little trick worked perfectly! The wig color happened to match her hair color perfectly and funny enough, lots of people (mostly kids) asked if it was her real hair! Lila loved it!
To finish off her costume, Lila created Pascal the chameleon. She literally scrounged up all these pieces from my dads shop, put them together, and presented it to me as her costume sidekick. The girls got creative skills for sure! We sprayed her Pascal green, added a pipe cleaner tongue and a couple googly eyes–adorable!
The little frying pan is another creative touch by Lila– love it.
Be sure to check out THIS post to see our DIY Mad Hatter costume.
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