Cue the powdered wig and ermine robe, because you’re going to need an authentic Marie Antoinette costume if you want to get the royal look for Halloween this year. Whether you’re dressing up as the queen of France for an historic reenactment or just want to impress your friends with your historical fashion sense, Marie Antoinette costumes are not as hard to pull off as you might think! Get ready to learn how to create one with these simple DIY steps.
What you need For marie antoinette costume diy:
A red skirt, white blouse and wig. The wig should be styled to come down past your shoulders. If you have short hair you can curl it or pin up on top of your head in order to create Marie’s hairstyle.
You’ll also need a tiara which is just a stick-on tiara from any costume store.
Add a little rouge and blush, and lace gloves, earrings and shoes are all you need to finish out your costume perfectly!
What you do For marie antoinette costume diy:
First, you’ll need a long red skirt. Get one from an old dress or just purchase a new one from your local Goodwill. It doesn’t matter what color it is as long as it is long enough to reach your ankles and poof out when walking. Next, gather some white cloth and turn it into a shirt by sewing it up at both sides and across in front or in back; whichever method you prefer.
The more ruffles, ribbons, lace and bows you sew onto your shirt, then so much better! Make sure that all of your seams are hidden by ruffles or extra fabric.
How marie antoinette costume looks:
In order to get a costume just like Marie Antoinette’s, try her signature horns hairstyle. Start by curling your hair at least a day before you want to wear it out. Curling it too soon will result in straight, poofy hair rather than natural-looking ringlets.
Then secure your locks into place with bobby pins and hairspray when you are done working on them—no one likes hot glue gun hair in their face all night! Once you’re finished, work on your makeup and accessories while they hold up. When they’re ready to be worn out, pick an outfit that matches her famous style: lots of layers (as seen in many paintings) and a pop of color against white.
Video tutorial For marie antoinette costume diy:
Have you always wanted to dress up as a historical figure? While it can be fun to role-play royalty or costumes from your favorite shows and movies, it can also be hard to find a costume that looks authentic. Luckily, however, we’ve found an easy way for you to craft an amazing costume from scratch at home that looks straight out of history books.
All you need is a few simple tools and items purchased from your local arts and crafts store. Follow Video tutorial below, then come back and let us know what you think. Happy crafting and enjoy Halloween!
Marie Antoinette Costume DIY: The Most Frequently Asked Questions
I don’t know how to sew. Can I still make this costume?
You certainly can! You just need to do a little extra planning. Sewing an item like this takes time, so it’s better to start early and have help if you can find someone. Instead of asking yourself, I don’t know how to sew, can I still make a Marie Antoinette costume?, turn your question into How do I make my Marie Antoinette costume? That opens up your creative possibilities beyond sewing skills.
What fabrics should I use?
This is really up to you, but if you want a historically accurate look, don’t go for velvet. Most of Marie Antoinette’s garments were silk or cotton – these fibers can be very expensive in large quantities so we recommend cotton broadcloth instead. Broadcloth is inexpensive and comes in a wide variety of colors. You might have to pick between solid colors or stripes though; stripes would be too authentic. If cost is not an issue, use silk or satin!
Where can I get those boots you made in your tutorial?
I found mine on Amazon. They are black suede and came in size 6 and 7. Be aware that they were a bit more expensive than average boots, but they do not look cheap at all! I was able to search for them using low heel boot for size 6 and mid-heel boot for size 7.
Do you have a pattern available for the skirt?
No. I just winged it and made it up as I went along! But if you’re a pretty experienced seamstress and like a challenge, by all means—have at it!
Is there anything else I can do to make this costume perfect?
If you’re making an outfit, it’s always a good idea to put in as much detail as possible. Add flowers, ribbons, or even some lace for that extra added element of authenticity. That said, if you’ve been able to re-create one of Marie Antoinette’s most memorable looks but still have questions about how it could be improved, let us know!