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Medieval Princess Halloween Costume Ideas

The middle ages were interesting times to say the least. Even though people carried plagues and hardly ever bathed, today we still manage to attach certain romantic notions to those times.

A lot of stories about princesses in castles date back to the medieval era, so even if our notions may be unrealistic, they can make for dramatic costumes. Why not dress up as a medieval princess this Halloween? Hereís how you can put a costume like this together:

Outfit

Since the clothes that they used to wear in medieval Europe arenít typical these days, youíll probably want to buy them from a specialty store. You have a few choices: You can get cheaper medieval princess Halloween costumes from party stores, and this wonít cost you much. You can also get something a bit more convincing from a cosplay store or a shop that sells clothes for Renaissance fairs, but itíll be more expensive. Finally, you can troll thrift shops trying to find something suitable, but youíll have to rely on luck to find the right outfit.

You could also opt to make it yourself if youíre good at sewing, but the amount of fabric needed might prove a bit pricey. If you want quick, cheap, and easy, the best choice is to just get a pre-made one at a Halloween store.

Hair

People, and especially women, had long hair in those days, so if your hair is short, you should get a wig. Make sure the hair is straight and falls at least well past your shoulders. If you want to decorate your head, a garland of flowers would be perfect.

Prop

The best ďpropĒ you could have is a companionóa horse. Since itís impractical to run around with a real horse in most circumstances, enlist the help of a friend and have them dress up as a horse to complement your costume. You might even get two friends so that they can each be half of a horse.

If you have no friends or they donít want to help you out, then some costumes exist where the horse is incorporated. These are rather silly-looking, though, so if youíre trying to be serious with your costume, it may not be for you.


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