Age Appropriate Princess Costumes

Updated on August 24, 2011
L.A. asks from Kew Gardens, NY
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Ladies -

By way of follow up to my last question, where does one find an age appropriate princess costume? Hubs will be a knight, baby a dragon, and I've decided on princess. I don't want to look like a tart, a matron, or a little girl.

Can you help me find a costume which is both princessy and age appropriate. Prefereably one with a hem that leaves something to the imagination, but does not go below the knee.

More about me, I am petite and curvy. 5'1", 125lbs with ample t&a. I would usually get adult size small.

Send me links to costumes to buy online for under $50 and you will have made me a very Happy Halloweener.

Thanks a bunch.

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I found this lady gueniviere one. Its a little short, but at least its got long sleeves. I can wear it with leggings if need be.

Thanks a bunch ladies.

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answers from Philadelphia on

If the dress is for you... look at Salvation Army or other thrift store. Get a dressy dress you like, buy princess "accessories" from wherever. (Tiara, scepter, necklaces whatever else.) They also usually have halloween costumes at thrift stores... I've even seen wedding gowns there.

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answers from Oklahoma City on

I googled it after reading your question and WOW what are they thinking??? Lolita princesses coming out in almost full glory! OH MY!

I was thinking about patterns if you sew or know someone that does you could make a simple one, or just look around at thrift stores for the right dress. You could always cut one off too.

I think with the knight that a medieval theme is a good one but their dresses were long, and unless you went with serving wench, rather boring.

Any dress that looks fancy would do, it's the accessories that make or break a costume.

Imagine a dress similar to these, a bit shorter, and then the hair up, a crown, pretty jewelry, a scepter, could be easy to put together yourself.

We did a pirate theme one year when our 4 yr. old was in infant. I made him a parrot costume, my hubby was the pirate, and I was the damsel in distress. Everyone noticed the parrot eating crackers on his papa's shoulder.

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answers from Houston on

I'm a party princess, and i have to wear a very modest gown! I went and got an old prom dress from a thrift store, they are more ballgown type. You can get gorgeous tiaras on ebay for super cheap too. I'm short like you, so unless you want to wear heels, you will probably have to hem it. They do sell iron on hemtape at craft stores, so it's super easy if you want to shorten the skirt.

Just remember, vintage sizes run smaller and usually have tiny waists!

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answers from New York on

This is our favority costume place- we get our son's cosutme through them every year. Really good quality!

You could also try a rental shop! Many of them have these exact same costumes for purchase as well!

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