Picture of Surprisingly Easy Rapunzel Costume
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.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
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.
blond matches your hair better.
ever consider making fake hair long enough to:
1) triple triple braid (triple braid 3 triple braids) hair to ankles
2) keep doing it back up to your head
3) run it through a hairpin
4) repeat desired number of times
5) let remaining hair down to desired point


alternatively, long enough to use it to rappell down a 2-story building
I posted the triple triple braid mini-instructable (minstructable) in the comments section of the triplexbraid instructable.
I can't figure out why anyone would want it at the former length, though.
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.