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DIY Jessie the Cowgirl & Minnie Mouse Costumes

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DIY Jessie the Cowgirl & Minnie Mouse Costumes

DIY Jessie the Cowgirl & Minnie Mouse

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Photo #1 - DIY Jessie the Cowgirl & Minnie Mouse Photo #2 - Jessie shirt close up Photo #3 - Jessie the Cowgirl Photo #4 - Minnie Mouse
Costume type:  Costumes for Girls
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for girls entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Rosa, the 'Jessie the Cowgirl & Minnie Mouse' costume creator:

My daughters are HUGE fans of Jessie the Cowgirl and Minnie Mouse and as much as I looked for costumes, they were all too...awkward looking. When I finally found some that were nice, they was ridiculously overpriced (yes, I'm cheap!)! So off I went to make my own:
For the Jessie Costume:
The white button up long sleeve shirt I found at a thrift store for about $3. I bought oversized buttons and red string to replace the old ones. The yellow satin fabric I bought at Walmart. I think it was about 1/4 yrd that I used. I traced the outline of the shirt then hot glued, yes, hot glued the yellow fabric in place. Same for the sleeves. For the red rhinestones, I bought the rhinestone ribbon/string (not sure what it's called. I used a pencil to draw the swirly design on the yellow fabric, then hot glue over the pencil markings, and finally glued the red rhinestone ribbon on top. I cut off excess. Same with the sleeves.
For the jeans, I used an old pair of her jeans, I bought the cow print fabric (fleece material) at Hancock Fabrics (I bought 1/2 yrd but used a whole lot less! Sorry, I'm not good with emasurements!) I traced the jeans from the pockets on down onto the fabric. I cut out the fabric and again hot glued from the edges of the jeans on down to the bottom. I lefr the bottom open so it would flow freely.
My sister found her the red hat at a Halloween shop for only $7. It wasn't the wide Jessie hat but it was close.
I decided to make her the red yarn wig too! This...was the hardest part! I bought a do-rag (spelling?) and used a balloon as a head piece to give me an idea. Then again used my glue gun to glue red yarn onto it. Honestly,for this part, you have to play with it to get it how you want it. I made sure I covered the do-rag with enough yarn so as not to leave any gaps. Once I put it on my daughter's head, I fixed the yarn then did the famouse Jessie braid with the yellow ribbon at the end. She loved it!!

For the Minnie Mouse costume:
I bought the fabric on ebay. I found a pattern for a peasant dress online, changed the measurements to fit my 2yr old, and off to work I went. Believe me when I say, I had NEVER in my life sewn anything! My bff lent me her sewing machine, but I never quite figured out how to thread the darn thing and I was too embarrassed to ask so I did it by hand. Surprisingly, it wasn't too hard. I used thread to make 2 belt loops on each side and used an old white ribbon to tie across the waist. The red shoes I found at a second hand store for $3. And the minnie ears were a souvenir from a friend who'd gone to Disney World in the summer. I added the black long sleeve underneath and thick black tights to give it a more Minnie look but also to keep her warm!!

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