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In my world, it’s never too early to think about Halloween. It is my absolute favorite holiday and this year I am so thrilled because we will have the opportunity to visit Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween at Magic Kingdom in Orlando during the holiday season! We took the kids last year to Magic Kingdom for the first time, but that was only a one-day whirlwind adventure. This time we’ll be spending more time at Disney World and its other parks while attending the Type-A Conference.
The kids are anxiously awaiting this trip but not as much as me, I assure you. I’ve been planning my costume for a while and I just finished up making it this weekend so I had to share! I’ve provided a step-by-step tutorial below in case you too would like to be Disgust from Inside Out. This is a no-sew costume, with many of the pieces inexpensively purchased off of Amazon. But the main show stopper is my green dress that I hand-painted to resemble the animated character’s ensemble.
I’m so happy at how it turned out!
How to Make an Inside Out Disgust Costume
What You’ll Need
This was the 2nd dress I tried. The first was a huge disaster because the skirt had large pleats and the design was impossible to create. I think this one is just perfect and actually quite inexpensive. A note on sizing if you purchse this dress from Amazon. I am about a size 12 and according to the size chart I should have purchased an XL. However, I opted for the XXL just to be safe. It is slightly loose so the XL may have just fit.
Tip! Do not use a dress with pleats in the skirt for this design!
Sheets of felt in dark green and light green (2-12 inch sheets of each)
Purple Flats (These shoes were inexpensive and are SO comfortable)
Chalk or Chalk Pen
Green Wig (I actually purchased this long wavy wig and cut it to shoulder length.)
Step 1: Freehand Flowers with Chalk
Using your chalk or chalk pen, draw the flower shapes onto the front and back of the Disgust costume dress by free hand. I searched online for photos of Disgust’s dress and printed a photo to be able to eye the design as I drew. The benefit of using chalk is that it is easily cleaned with water if you make a mistake or even after the paint drys.
Step 2: Trace Flowers with 3D Fabric Paint
This step is time consuming as you’ll want to take it slow to follow the chalk outlines. You’ll need to wait at least 4 hours for paint to dry before moving onto another area of your Disgust costume. About 65 percent of your flowers should be the white mist color and the remaining will be blue. I found that the blue flowers did not stand out enough so after painting blue flowers and letting them dry, I went back over them again with the glittering silver (which is basically a silver glitter fabric paint.) This allows for the blue color to shine through but lightens it enough that they stand out when worn. Let dry for at least 24 hours before trying on, and after 72 hours you can even wash this paint.
Tip! Start with the back of your dress as your painting technique will improve as you go.
Step 3: Create Belt with Felt
Using dark green and light green felt strips create the belt of your Disgust costume. The dark green is about 2-1/2 inches tall and the light green is 1-3/4 inches tall. The D is 4-1/4 inches tall. I used three strips of felt to create my belt using fabric glue. The dark green is actually sticky felt to help hold itself to the dress but I also used safety pins to secure it. If you are a sewer, you could of course sew your belt together but I opted for a no-sew version.
Step 4: Be Disgust!
What do you plan to be for Halloween this year? Do you get ready as far in advance as I do? I’d love to meet other Halloween lovers so let me know in comments!
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For more great Inside Out Content:
Free Printable Inside Out Inspired Feelings Flash Cards and other printable kids activities!