How to Make a Medieval Princess Costume

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Dressing as a medieval princess can feel like a dream come true.
Dressing as a medieval princess can feel like a dream come true. (Image: princess image by Aleksander from Fotolia.com)

Many little girls dream of being a princess, and with their pretty dresses and sparkling tiaras, it isn't hard to see why. Even as an adult, it can be fun to fulfill the childhood fantasy and dress up as a medieval princess for a costume party or Halloween. Instead of shopping for a run-of-the-mill costume, with a little creativity and some time, it can be fairly easy, as well as inexpensive, to make a princess costume for any adult or child.

Things You'll Need

  • Dress or gown
  • Sewing machine
  • Fabric glue
  • Glitter
  • Cloth
  • Ribbon
  • Lace
  • Jewels
  • Tiara
  • Necklace

Find a princess gown. Old prom dresses, bridesmaids dresses or other long, fancy dresses make the most convincing gowns. Princess gowns look good in a variety of colors, from dark blues and violets to light pinks and yellows. Feel free to pick any color you prefer and a style in which you feel comfortable.

Old bridesmaids dresses can be transformed into lovely princess gowns.
Old bridesmaids dresses can be transformed into lovely princess gowns. (Image: white flower bouquet blue dress gown image by Paul Retherford from Fotolia.com)

Transform the dress into a true medieval princess gown with some modifications. If you're good with a sewing machine, sew some velvet fabric into a long jacket-like dress to go over the gown. Use ribbon to tie the lace up the front. If you are not ready to tackle such a challenging project, simply purchase glitter, jewels, lace, ribbons, and other decorative touches at a craft tore. Use fabric glue or a hot glue gun to attach the decorations. Either way, your princess gown will look regal.

When it comes to princess gowns, the flashier, the better.
When it comes to princess gowns, the flashier, the better. (Image: princess image by Aleksander from Fotolia.com)

Style your hair. Medieval princesses can wear their hair in an elaborate up-do or in long, luscious locks. To top of your stunning hair, you will also need a crown of some sort. For a medieval look, anything from a sparkly tiara to a wreath of flowers will look wonderful.

Luscious curls and a sparkly tiara will make you look like a princess.
Luscious curls and a sparkly tiara will make you look like a princess. (Image: Bride image by Francois du Plessis from Fotolia.com)

Adorn yourself with jewelry since a princess just isn't a princess without jewels. Costume jewelry is fine; so is real bling, if you're lucky enough. Whether it be strands of pearls, big flashy beads, or sparkly silver, you will look like a true princess with the right accessories.

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