Perhaps every single woman has gone through a childhood phase where all they wanted was to be a princess. Unless you already happen to be one, end up marrying a prince, or turn out to be the long-lost heir of a far-off kingdom then Halloween is the best time to live out your princess fantasies. Just put on a princess costume and you're well on your way to living the life of a fairy tale princess - or at least look like one for a few hours. The appeal of this costume is so enduring that it's no wonder it remains one of the most used costume ideas for women.
Embody the Elegance of a Princess
The main characteristic of a princess costume is its elegance. Of course, it doesn't really apply to every single princess out there but it's the first thing that comes to most people's minds so why not just go with this preconception? To that end, you will definitely need a stunning dress. One important thing to keep in mind is that you don't really need to shell out big bucks for a dress that looks like it would be right at home in a princess's wardrobe. You can find a lot of elegant yet affordable dresses in thrift stores. Heck, you might already even have one just gathering dust in your closet. With a few alterations and judicious application of frills and details, old dresses can be made to look like new.
Must-Haves for the Princess Costume:
- Elegant ball dress, preferably one with a lot of frills and ribbons
- A tiara to announce your royal status
- A nice pair of heels
- Extra accessories like earrings and a necklace
- Long-sleeved gloves (optional)
You should also decide what kind of princess you're going to be. If you want to go the Disney route, then pastel colored dresses would do nicely. For a more flamboyant look, a dress with bright colors and intricate design work would be aces. Top it all off with a tiara or crown and you've got a princess costume fit for, well, a princess.