My niece, Gianna, loves the movie "Trolls". I decided that she should be Poppy for Halloween! My sister, boyfriend, and I also dressed as characters from the movie "Trolls". I did not take pictures of every single step. Here's how I did it:
You will need:
elastic (or head band wrap for babies)
green pipe cleaners
plain blue dress (or oversized blue shirt)
blue foam felt
green felt (or white felt)
green spray paint (if using white felt)
Step 1: Make the troll hair
a. Measure the elastic around your head to what's comfortable for you, then tie the elastic into a knot.
b. Get cardboard (or anything sturdy) and measure how long you want your tulle to be. Once you get the measurement, cut the cardboard to the desired length. In my case, the adult troll hair measured at 19.5 inches and Gianna's hair measured 12.5 inches. I had two separate cardboard for each length.
c. Wrap the tulle around the cardboard as many times as you need. If you want only half of an adult head to be covered, you only need one roll of tulle. Two rolls of tulle should cover the entire head. Cut the tulle on each end of the cardboard so you get double the amount.
d. Wrap the elastic around the cardboard so it stretches. Take one piece of tulle and tie it to the elastic. Keep repeating this step until you are satisfied or until the elastic is completely covered. Tie the tulle with another strand of tulle to keep the "hair" standing up.
Option: I made Gianna's troll hair on a plain headband wrap I found at WalMart. I thought it would be more comfortable for a baby to wear a head wrap rather than elastic.
Step 2: Poppy's Headband
a. Measure out the pieces of green pipe cleaners to only half the headband. If you wrap it all the way around the headband, the headband will not stretch!
b. Glue the pieces of green pipe cleaner onto the headband with the fabric glue. I used two small pieces so it would cover the headband.
c. Cut out flowers on blue foam felt that resemble Poppy's headband. I only cut out three. Glue those pieces onto the green pipe cleaner with the fabric glue.
Step 3: Poppy's Dress
a. Get a plain blue dress, or oversized blue tank top.
b. If you are using white felt, spray paint the white felt green and leave it outside to dry. Then continue with this process.
c. Draw an outline of the design of Poppy's dress onto the green felt. It kind of looks like a squiggly line but with more of a mountain shape, if that makes sense. I also cut out the pieces for the flowers that goes over every hump of the "mountain".
d. Once you are satisfied with the outline, cut it out.
e. Take the cardboard to place in between the front and back part of the dress or tank top so it won't stick together when we start gluing.
f. Take your outline cut out and glue it to the bottom of the dress or tank top, all around. Also glue the "flowers" over the humps or a little to the side if they are too big (like mine).
g. Leave to dry overnight.
It all comes together!
I was honestly surprised that it turned out so well! I got her a long sleeve pink shirt and pink leggings to match the pink "skin". The troll hair was also a lot better when we first started the night. After a while she would pull off the hair and it got very messy! She's the cutest little troll I've ever seen!