My daughter loves the Disney movie, Maleficent and so when I asked her what she wanted to be for Halloween, it was no surprise when she picked her recent favorite character. We started researching costumes and didn’t have much luck for exactly what she wanted in a child’s size, so I told her I would figure out a way to make it for her. The first thing I tackled were the horns as I knew that would be the hardest. Looking at the movie, I knew we had several options as Maleficent had a few different horns and headdresses to choose from. Lily wanted something similar to the cover of the DVD and movie trailer posters. I found a wonderful tutorial online that I altered a bit for the look we desired. While picking up supplies at Michaels we found some pretty feathers and a pretty realistic black crow. We then headed over to Target where we found a purple dress that I thought would work well for under her cape. Capes are easy to make, but you can actually find good quality ones at Halloween supply stores if you aren’t up to making one yourself. Her entire costume took just a few hours to make and cost about $50. Not bad for a Halloween costume that my daughter loves! As for the pictures….we are fortunate to have woods in our backyard that I knew would make for the perfect backdrop for her role of Maleficent. This is what she looked like right before heading out to Trunk or Treat with a neighborhood friend. Hope you have a safe and fun Halloween.
“I had wings once, and they were strong. They could carry me above the clouds and into the headwinds, and they never faltered. Not even once.” ~ MALEFICENT