DIY Lilo Costume for Halloween

DIY Lilo Costume
DIY Lilo Costume

How will you pick out the perfect costume for all the fun Halloween activities this month? Are you trick-or-treating or going to a fall festival? What about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World or Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disneyland? Here’s Beth from Paper Angels Vlog to tell you all about how you too can make this simply adorable costume!

DIY Lilo Costume for Halloween

DIY Lilo Costume

If you are looking for an easy and cheap DIY costume, then this post is for you. This DIY Lilo costume costs under $10 and is super cute.

Supplies Needed

You will need a red shirt, two yards of flannel fabric, elastic, and a headband. Don’t forget to grab your scissors and glue gun too.

DIY Lilo Costume

Instructions

First, make the leaf templates. You will need two. One bigger template for the skirt and one small template for the headpiece, bracelets, and anklets. I made mine out of cardboard. You can get the exact measurements by using a ruler, but I just held it up to my little Lilo to make sure it was the length I needed.

DIY Lilo Costume

Next, fold your fabric in half. Trace your leaf template up against the folded side. This is so two leaves are attached. The exact amount you will need for the skirt depends on the size of the person the costume is intended for. I ended up with approximately 60 small leaf cutouts and 20 big cutouts. Then, start cutting. When you are finished your leaves should look like this. Measure how much elastic you will need for the waist, wrists, and ankles. I just hot glued my elastic, but you could sew them.

You will be tying your leaf cutouts around the elastic. The big leaves go around the waist elastic for the skirt. The small leaves are for the bracelets and anklets. Make sure you cover the entire area. You don’t want any of the white elastic showing. Save some small leaves for your headband too.

DIY Lilo Costume

Bonus Tips

Make the leaf templates bigger than you think you will need. It’s better to be too big than too small. If you run out of elastic, you could use ponytail holders. Make sure they aren’t too tight on the wrist though.

DIY Lilo Costume

The most time consuming part is the cutting. Try not to do the cutting all at once so it doesn’t seem so bad.Try it all on, add in your red shirt, and that’s it. You now have all the accessories you need for the perfect Lilo hula skirt costume. Grab Stitch and have fun trick-or-treating!

Thanks to our contributor, Beth from Paper Angels Vlog, for this awesome DIY post and photos!

Episode 95: Halloween at Disneyland Resort

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Halloween at Disneyland Resort

It’s officially that time of year again! It’s time to talk about Mickey’s Halloween party. But we’re not going to limit ourselves to the party though! We’ve got our special guest Amanda, who just so happens to be our Disneyland annual passholder, and she’s here to reveal all the not so scary fun! So whether you’re you’re out to find the best Halloween treats or just want to know which rides are holiday-themed, we’ve got you covered!

As always, please share with us if you’ve got something to add to our discussion! Have you ever attended Mickey’s Halloween Party?


If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please let us know. For more Disney tips, tricks, tutorials, packing lists, dos and don’ts… Okay, you get the picture. We’ve got a blog! www.mouseandmonorail.com You can also find us on the following socials: FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagram, & YouTube.

Episode 94: Costumes and Disney

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Costumes and Disney

It’s officially that time of year again! It’s time to talk about costumes for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party. But we’re not going to limit ourselves to the party though! There are lots of times and places that Disney allows and encourages guests to dress up as their favorite Disney characters. So whether you’re setting sail aboard Disney cruise line or heading to a RunDisney event, we’re gonna discuss any and all things related to Disney and costumes.

As always, please share with us if you’ve got something to add to our discussion! Which character do you want to dress up as?


If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please let us know. For more Disney tips, tricks, tutorials, packing lists, dos and don’ts… Okay, you get the picture. We’ve got a blog! www.mouseandmonorail.com You can also find us on the following socials: FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagram, & YouTube.

It’s National Pumpkin Day!

Hey there! I’m letting my villainous side out and breaking the rules today! First, I realize it’s a late post. I try to get them in the morning, but sometimes it just doesn’t happen. Second, instead of our regularly scheduled news post (which will happen tomorrow), I’m taking today to celebrate National Pumpkin day by sharing about my pumpkins I carved and shared with D23. They must’ve liked them too, because they shared my Mickey Sorcerer Apprentice and Chernabog pumpkins on their website today!! Check it out here.

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Little backstory, I carved these pumpkins last year and had a blast doing them. We used the template from Jammin Pumpkins and it worked perfectly. We’ve used their templates in years past and they’re always great. They’re also cheap! I logged in and realized we still have two credits leftover from last year! They’ve got lots of great Disney characters, so if you’ve looking for a good place to purchase pumpkin templates, then definitely check them out! *Disclaimer: This is in no way a paid ad. I’m simply just sharing my good experience here since the pumpkin I carved that got featured on D23 was made from a Jammin Pumpkins template. 🙂

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We’ve also done Jack and Sally from Nightmare before Christmas, as well as vampire Mickey. We made these a couple years ago with our friends. And hot tip (as Sarah likes to say), if you happen to carve off a portion of your pumpkin that wasn’t supposed to come off, a toothpick works great to secure it back on! Check out the pirate’s nose. 😉

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Let’s see your carved Disney pumpkins!! Share over on our fb group or page, tag us in your instagram photo, or tweet us with your pumpkins! ~Meredith ºoº

Episode 13: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

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Hey everyone, we’re back for another episode and this week we’re talking about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

Inside Out Halloween Costumes

Family Photo At Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

GoGo And Honey Lemon Costumes

 

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You can find a few videos from our visits to the party by checking out our new YouTube channel here including our kiddos having a blast at the dance parties and the ride of the headless horseman! ~Meredith ºoº

News for the Week of 9.21.15

Here’s this week’s news!

•Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party returned on the 15th and will run on select nights through Nov. 1, 2015.

•This year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is featuring a Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular and it looks spooky! Lots of great villains have moments with the Sanderson sisters.

•You can find more about the Sanderson sisters fun here.

 

•Disney premiered a new Boutique collection. You can find the Boutique collection offerings at select Disneyland and Walt Disney World resort locations as well as on the Shop Disney Parks app.

•Disney also announced new merchandise for Halloween!

 

•Starting today and running through the 27th, Disney will also be featuring Sanderson Sisters merchandise! Check out more info here.

•The parks blog also featured some fun make-up tutorials.

 

•Reservations are now available for Narcoossee’s for their waterfront brunch.

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar is set to open on the 22nd on a first come, first served basis.

 

•This one’s not directly Disney-related but I couldn’t resist (after one of my good friends shared it with me) including this in today’s news! Not sure if I could actually eat them, they’re so cool! You can check him out on instagram or youtube.

And that’s all I have folks. Stay tuned to hear back from Amy and her exciting trip report from her trip on the Disney Dream! ~Meredith ºoº