You See This Absolutely Adorable DIY Princess Tiana Costume?

Hey Cuties,

I had an amazing weekend, Saturday I hung out with family and friends. Sunday I didn’t leave home and I was okay with it. I watched a bit of the Washington vs. Baltimore game in London. I did laundry, repaired my kitchen, downloaded a ton of pictures, did my daughters hair and a few other things. On top of that I still have a bunch of things I didn’t get to. When are they going to make the weekend three days?


My Princess Tiana {Photo Credit: Babe}

A week ago we went to the Harbor Halloween event at the National Harbor in Maryland. Every year they do this festive pre-Halloween event.  I started at noon on Sunday; this is the perfect time for a kid’s event. The kids Trick or Treat at the participating stores. We’ve been going for years but the word has gotten out because it was packed. I wasn’t going to wait in a long line just for a free piece of candy. After that they showed the movie Hocus Pocus on the big screen. You can bring your portable chairs or blankets and sit and watch. They also had a Doggie costume and pumpkin carving contest.

Since I made my girls costume again this  year this was a great way to test it out.  I needed to make some tweaks but this was a good run.


Post Costume Tweak

I took the top piece of the costume off and applied it to a plain white sweatshirt. This works better, I always want her costume to fit comfortably.


Princess Tiana’s flower

I had to rework the flower a bit; it was looking like a fortune cookie. I made the entire flower out of felt and I secured it with a hot glue gun. I added in a few petals and changed the petal arrangements. I finished it off with some gold puff paint around the edge of the petals.


Princess Tiana and her Skeleton Brother

Her costume was made on a sweat shirt. I used felt to make the bodice, the flower and the headband. I used white, yellow and green tulle for the skirt.

Halloween Tips

Tip #1: Don’t just send your children out on their own. If they are older give them a time to return home or a time to check in. I know as a teen isn’t cool to be trick or treating with your parents.

Tip #2: Make sure the costume is comfortable, a cranky kid is so fun any day but especially Halloween. Make sure they don’t have to keep pulling on it and making adjustments.

Tip #3: Check the sex registries in your area. Know who your neighbors are and any homes you need to avoid.

Tip #4: Trick or Treating can be chaotic, have a talk with your child about being safe. Practice the “I’m lost” conversation with them.

Tip #5: Put a tag on the inside of their costume with their name, address and phone number. If something happens at least the know who to contact.

Tip #6: Check the candy that is a very old school tip. Don’t allow them to eat candy that isn’t in the wrapper. Don’t YOU eat the candy that isn’t in a wrapper either.

Tip #7: Wear comfy shoes, sneakers are always a win.

Tip #8: Make sure people can see you; if your costume is dark chances are they can’t. Add a glow bracelet or necklace to your look so people can see you.

Tip #9: Don’t be afraid to dress up in a costume. The kids don’t have to have all of the fun.

Tip #10: If a home is dark with no lights on, don’t bother.


What do you do on Halloween night? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.


Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Stacie

    She looks adorable! Mimi, you are the DIY queen for sure. Be safe out there!

  2. Joyce Brewer

    You did a great job.
    I’m with you. Crowds sometimes make trick-or-treating miserable at large shopping centers.

  3. Donna Shana

    Momma you did that! I love it. She looks totally cute and comfy. And ready for the evening chilly weather. Go you!

  4. Ashleigh

    She is absolutely adorable and good job on the costume! It looks amazing! Also random, the National Harbor is my favorite place to get away for a staycation in the DMV!

  5. KT

    I love that Princess Tiana costumes are still on our girl’s minds. We don’t see this character enough on Disney specials, etc. Great tips!

  6. Ashlee

    ADORABLE!!! You did an awesome job.

  7. Joanna

    This is such a cute outfit. You do DIY very well.

  8. Joanae King

    Amen to these Halloween tips! Baby Cute Lips looks adorable!

  9. Eva

    So cute! I love that it is attached to sweats in case it gets chilly. Those costumes are really not the warmest.

  10. Latoya @ Life and a Budget

    You’re really creative! You did an awesome job on recreating Tiana’s dress! I also like that you did it on a sweatshirt to keep her nice and toasty in the night air!

  11. Alli Smith

    Adorable! As usual, it was really warm here in SC on Halloween. We always have to make sure Halloween costumes are light and airy. You did a great job putting together your daughter’s costume. I love the color!

  12. Jeanette

    That is ADORABLE! You daughter is SO cute! Together it is a whole new level of ADORABLE! I would love to make this for a little girl (I have all boys).

  13. Paula Schuck

    She looks so cute! You definitely rock the home made costumes. Love it!

  14. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    This costume is so adorable. My daughters both love all the Disney princesses. We had a lot of fun trick or treating. These are important tips for parents to keep in mind to stay safe.

  15. Nikka Shae

    Your baby girl looks so adorable!! I’m sure she had a great Halloween!

  16. Pam

    This is such a cute little costume idea. I love how it turned out and it is so much fun. Tiana is one of my favorite princesses.

  17. Sarah

    That is the most adorable Princess Tiana costume ever. I really love it, so fun to dress up!

  18. Karen Clough

    I’m so impressed you made it yourself! Great job. She looks adorable.

  19. Kita Bryant

    I told my kids I was going to wear a costume if they did. Mama needs fun too!

  20. Dawn McAlexander

    She is adorable. I remember the days when my daughter would dress up as some princess. That has been awhile. Now she always wants to be a zombie or vampire or something like that.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Dawn it is funny how little girls want to be a princess all the time. This is our first year but I’m sure this won’t be the last.

  21. Jenn

    So cute. Looks like a perfect fit too. I am so not crafty. I have never made anything like it. She is beautiful.

  22. Stephen

    Aww this costume is so adorable! Also props for going as Tiana – so many people go as Elsa these days!

  23. victoria

    She’s so cute and adorable. You did a good up thumbs up for you

  24. Chubskulit Rose

    You are one savvy and creative momma, I wish I have that knack and skill. She looks so adorable!

  25. Dina Demarest

    What a precious costume! GReat job. My girl would look great in a princess tiana costume.

  26. Tiffany H

    Her outfit is cute, you are so crafty! I think those are great tips. I don’t have children but I think it’s a good idea to check for the sex offenders in the area,,,

  27. Valerie

    What a cutie pie. I love the costume. It’s very fun and colorful.

  28. Bonnie @wemake7

    That costume is really cute, you did a great job. My youngest still loves stuff like this and would love to wear a princess costume too.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks Bonnie. I’m trying to enjoy it while my daughter is still into these type of things. I know a time will come when she doesn’t want me to make them for her anymore.

  29. Christina Aliperti

    She is too cute! I am impressed with your diy costume. What a great job!

  30. rika

    That’s a very adorable costume! Love the style and color… great job!

  31. Kirstin N. Fuller (the travelin diva)

    Great costumes as usual. Very creative. I bet Nori was super excited to be a Princess this year.

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