For Halloween I decided to be Vanellope Von Schweetz, aka President Fart-feathers, aka, Baroness Boogerface.  

I love Wreck-It Ralph so I just had to be Vanellope Von Schweetz for Halloween!  She's fun, she's crazy and she was perfect for me!

Isn't it perfect!  Penolopy is Venellope!  I gathered information on her specifics on the Disney Wiki, but didn't follow it word for word of course :)

Step 1: Tights


This isn't too bad of a step. First you just need some tights.

  • Cut out pieces of cardboard that are an imitation of your leg.
    • First, measure your leg from the top of your inseam to the tip of your toe, that is how long you want the piece of cardboard.
    • Measure the circumference periodically down your leg, for example: my thigh was 20 inches around so I divided that by two (10) and then subtracted an inch (9) so at the top of my piece, I made it 9 inches wide. Then I measured my food and that is 8 inches around. I divided this by two (4) and subtracted an inch. So the other end of my cardboard leg was 3 inches.
  • Wrap the pieces in cling wrap. I didn't do this at first and the cardboard stuck terribly to the tights.
  • Stick your "legs" into the tights
  • Draw out what you will be painting. Use painters tape to get cleaner lines, again, I forgot to do this right away but did it when I did the other side of the leg. One leg you want swirling thinner white lines. I did those bout 1 inch wide. The other leg will have thicker white lines going horizontal up the leg. I did those 2 inches.
  • Paint on your white lines. Let them dry.
  • Paint the purple stripes in the horizontal white stripes.
  • Do this for one side of the leg and let them dry. I pried them up when I could to prevent sticking.
  • When dry, turn over the legs and do the back. Make sure both sides line up.
  • Once completely dry, take off the legs. If you didn't periodically pry it up, it will be more difficult to get off, but not impossible.
  • DONE
Pretty good...for a glitch. :) <br />
I see what you said there xD <br>
Excellent! I was Vanellope this year too! Great minds think alike!
I have to see a picture!!! I've only run into one other Vanellope today but that was still more than I expected!
I only have a pic of the costume as its always too hectic on Halloween night! I'll have to put it in and retake photos sometime soon, but the sweatshirt ours so comfy it might become part of my regular wardrobe, heh! I didn't document this costume because I had no idea what I was doing but your legging method is way easier and I'msure much more comfortable since I made the purple stripe way too tight! http://rollerscrapper.blogspot.com/2013/10/vanellope-von-schweetz-halloween-costume.html
That looks awesome! Love how you sewed the leggings. Did you do them from scratch or work off of leggings? What I love the most about the costume is everything can be worn whenever. I am wearing the sweatshirt today :D
Thanks, I added fabric to pre existing leggings, then ironed on ribbon. In retrospect I should have added more ease with the ribbon, so next time I wear them I need to lose 5 lbs or redo the ribbon, as I didn't stretch then while ironing on, your cardboard method may be just the thing for the redo :-)
Who doesn't love a brat with dirty hair? :) Your costume looks fabulous--I wondered what you were going to do with that black wig! :) Great Job!
Thank you! I'm so excited! I put on my costume as soon as I got to work :)
<p>ah looks good!</p><p>but one small tip, just a tip, &quot;dressing&quot; as someone from movies, shows, games etc is called Cosplaying, and the &quot;costumes&quot; are called Cosplays</p><p>just a tip you can use next time perhaps ^^</p>
<p>Where did you get your wig??</p>
<p>I usually link to things, I'm surprised I forgot this one! <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Heat-Resistent-Long-Black-Straight-Cosplay-Party-Hair-Wig-Natural-braid-ponytail-/170975449275?hash=item27ceee50bb">Here</a> is the exact one I bought off of Ebay.</p>
Good idea for the drawstring and tights, but I would recommend you buy a wig already styled as a ponytail, as the wig fibers are positioned downward on most wigs, making it unsuitable for updos, whereas pre-styled wigs may have fibers pointed up to stay up longer.
<p>Thanks and I agree with the wigs. You can find a lot already styled. I specifically wanted one that wasn't styled because I wanted to be able to use it for other reasons, but then I also made sure that it could be put in a pony tail. This one was displayed this way in the images where I bought it so I knew it could go up like this. Doesn't have as nice of a look as a pre-styled but works :)</p>
Nice instructable!<br>Check out my new brother bear kenai totem 2.0 and other instructables! (&bull;_&bull;)
That s so cute!!!
That is really gud!!!Im defo gonna vote for you :). How long did that take???!!!!???
The longest any of it took was the skirt. The skirt took me, I would say, 3 hours to get done. Most of the rest of it was assembling things. So total, you could get it done in one day I'm sure.
Congrats Nicole, for winning the Autodesk Halloween Contest! :)
o Kk very clever!
Thanks! I twas fun putting it all together :)
Youa re so adorable! I love it! :)))) You are beautiful miss!
Thank you!!!
Great costume and great movie. Probably easy and cheep in the pocket book to put together too. <br>That character seems to remind me of Punky Brewster. :)
Yes. It can be cheap, especially if you have things already. I decided to buy a sweatshirt and make the skirt, but you can make this as cheap as you want :)
I love iy
Thank you :)
Sorry meant it
great but why the skirt so long make it short !
Part of that is I'm not a good sewer and wanted to make sure I had enough fabric, the other part is considering her mis-proportion, I think my skirt is the right length because when she moves, it appears the skirt goes to just above her knees which mine does as well :)

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