My daughter was set on being Sailor Moon for Halloween. After looking online and only finding affordable adult costumes or really expensive children ones on eBay, I needed a different avenue. A family member generously made my daughter the skirt and collar for the costume. If you don’t have someone handy to help with this part, I saw this sailor girl costume online that could work as a base. I got to work on the rest.
The supplies I used:
- 2 Red Christmas Bows – 1 large & 1 medium ($1 each at the Dollar Tree)
- 1 package of Foam Boards – must contain yellow, white, red & pink ($1 each at the Dollar Tree)
- 1 package of Styrofoam Balls – 1(1 inch), 3(1.5 inch) & 2(2 inch) ($1 for a bag at the Dollar Tree)
- 1 Toy Magic Wand ($1 at the Dollar Tree)
- Red Knee Socks ($1 a pair at the Dollar Tree)
- 1 Package of Bobby Pins ($1 a pack at the Dollar Tree)
- 1 Package of Safety Pins ($1 a pack at the Dollar Tree)
- 2 sheets of felt – yellow & red ($.79 a sheet at A.C. Moore)
- 1 pack of flat eleastic($3.07 at A.C. Moore)
- Silver Gold & Red Glitter Glue ($1 for a 3-pack at the Dollar Tree)
- 2 Golden Blonde Tres Big Twists ($7.99 for a 3-pack at the Face Value)
- Blonde Wedge Bang ($1.99 on clearance at the Sally Beauty Supply)
- Velro Pieces ($1 for a pack at an independent discount store
- Tacky Glue ($2.59 for a 4 oz bottle at A.C. Moore)
- Hot Glue Gun w/ extra glue sticks($1 for a mini-gun & $1 for a pack of glue sticks at the Dollar Tree)
- Old Pair of Shoes (I used a spare pair of Crocs.)
Cut 3 yellow moon shapes out of foam board and paint one side with gold glitter glue. (Put one aside for the Choker.) Place the Crocs inside each sock so it lined up evenly with the foot. Then tacky glue the moon shapes to the front top seam of each sock. When all is dried, hot glued a sneaker pattern to the bottom of the sock so to create a tread so there will be no slipping while wearing the sock boots.
Using vitamin bottle tops as stencils, trace and cut a 1.5 inch circle in yellow foam and a .5 inch circle in red foam. Coated both with glitter glue, gold glitter for the yellow and red glitter for the red. Tacky glued the red circle on top of the yellow circle. Using the gold glitter glue create circular accents onto the disk you have just created. Hot glue the disk to the center of the medium bow. This bow will be safety pinned to the front of the sailor collar. The large bow will be pinned just below the waist at the back of the blue skirt.
Cut off .5 inch strips of the red felt on the 12-inch side. Measure the strips around the throat of the wearer. Taking care of leave a 1 inch overlap, cut the felt to the throat size. (You may need to tacky glue two strips together to get the right size.) Take your extra moon shape from the Boots and tacky glue it to the middle of the strip. Cut a piece of velcro and carefully hot glue 1 piece to the back to create a closure. Be sure you do not accidentally glue the velcro on the wrong side.
Using the 9-inch side of the yellow felt, cut a V-shape out about .5 inches thick. Cut one 1-inch, two 1.5-inch and one 2-inch Styrofoam balls in half evenly. Paint the rounded side of 1 half of the 2-inch(you do not need the other half) with the gold glitter glue. Paint the rounded side of the rest of the balls(you only need 1 half of the 1-inch ball) with red glitter glue. This make take more than one coat of glitter glue. (We are only using one of the 1-inch halves for this step. The rest will be needed for later. To save drying time, you may want to paint the flat side of the 2-inch ball as well.) Hot glue the half of the 1-inch ball to the bottom of the V on the felt piece. Cut a length of flat elastic to fit the V piece around the wearer’s head and hot glue the elastic in place.
The Hair & Hair Accents:
Cut 2 circles out of the white foam board to give 2 halves of the 1.5 inch balls a board. Hot glue the balls into the foam circles. Hot glue Bobby pins to the back of the foam pieces so the accents can be pinned into the hair. (Hair extensions and hair buns are expensive so I used the hair twists to create the buns. My daughter already has long blonde hair so I put her hair up into ponytails and then covered the hair bands with the twists to give it a bun-like effect. I then placed the hair accents into the twists.)
Take the toy wand and remove all the pieces leaving just the wand cylinder. Take a 2-inch Styrofoam ball and hot glue it to the end of the wand. Paint the entire ball with silver glitter glue and, as before, this may take several coats. Cut two large moon shapes, 2 circle, 4 accent pieces from yellow foam board. Cut the 2 wand handle shapes from the pink foam board. (I used what I had around the house as stencils and eyeballed the shape of the wand handle from pictures online.) Hot glue the remaining halves of the red glitter 1.5-inch balls to the yellow circles. Glue the the yellow accent pieces at the top, angled outwards to the circles as well. Hot one side of the wand pieces onto the wand in this order: the moon, the circle piece accent side up, the handle piece. Repeat this step for the opposite side and tacky glue the foam pieces together to make the wand more secure. Take the half gold glitter 2-inch ball and hut glue it on to the base of the wand.