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I decided to be Rapunzel for Halloween last July. But I let time slip by, and suddenly it was a week before Halloween, and all I'd figured out was how to braid my hair really long (more on that later). So I looked in my closet, pulled out my sewing machine, and shortly thereafter, became a pretty princess.

The costume is loosely based on the Tangled costume, but a little bit more grown-up. Read as: I took artistic license and don't like pink. I'm quite pleased with the result!

Photos on this step copyright Mike Maloney.
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Step 1: Materials

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This costume is quick and easy if you already have the materials. However, you could probably make some substitutions.
You need:
Corset- Mine is a gold, flat-topped variety.
Underdress- should be strapless, floaty, and princessy. I used this one (the dress I wore to senior breakfast forever ago).
Overdress- caution! This dress will never be the same again! I started with this one, from Dharma Trading Co.
Extra hair! I used Afrelle Kanekalon. It comes in a braid. See this page. Get at least three of these. I used five, I think? Maybe six?
Some paint.

Step 2: Dye overdress (optional)

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I wanted a light blue overdress (not a big fan of pink, so I took some liberties).
I scrunched the dress up tie-dye style, soaked it in a vinegar/soda ash bath, then covered it all over with a very light blue dye.
Let sit in a plastic bag overnight; wash it out and remove rubber bands; dry, probably iron.

Step 3: Slit Front

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Try on your overdress. You are going to make a slit up the center that ends somewhere between your belly button and your ribcage, under the corset. Figure out where that spot is and mark it somehow (a pin or fade-away marker is good).
Take the dress off.
Fold the dress directly down the center front.
Cut to your mark.
Turn under the raw fabric you just cut and sew it so that you have a nice, finished edge.
Is that your real hear

no it's not her hair if you went to the ridiculously long hair instructable, you would've seen it's fake.

not trying to be mean just saying


sabu.dawdy2 years ago
i lovee this :D
You are a very pretty girl.