‘Frozen’ – Elsa & Anna Halloween Costumes

Frozen Girls

James, a good friend of Wayne’s, has two little girls. I volunteered to make Halloween costumes for them this year. He asked the girls what they wanted to be and both responded with the Frozen characters. One wants to be Anna and the other Elsa.

I located a pattern from Simplicity to use:

One of my concerns was that the Elsa costume was really flashy and sparkly and the Anna one is not. I feared that the Anna wearer would be disappointed. For that reason, I decided to make the Anna costume very detailed and pretty.

Anna Cape
Anna Cape
Anna Costume
Anna Costume

It was interesting when I went to JoAnn fabrics to purchase the fabric. The clerks at this particular store are very nice and friendly. When I told them what I was doing they all said that if they were going to be one of the characters it would be Anna. However, they said that nearly all the little girls wanted to be Elsa. This jived with what I had already suspected.

Elsa Costume
Elsa Costume

I didn’t expect to spend three whole days sewing these costumes. Generally, I can complete a pattern in one day easily. These were quite the challenge. Watch the video for all the details of this project and a few hints that will make it easier for you to complete them yourself.

Here is a list of all the fabrics that I used, if you want to use the same. I’ve included the JoAnn’s Fabric item number.


  • Cape – Kuni Fuchsia Felt (028981721615)
  • Cape – Pom Trim Fuscia (070659911590)
  • Cape – Clasp (072879262148)
  • Bodice Inset, Skirt Scallop & Sleeves – Bumi Crepe Blue Radiance (400096456642)
  • Bodice – 7oz Black Stretch Denim (400117716724)
  • Skirt – Bumi Satin Blue Jewel (400096445769)
  • Trim – Hercules Gimp (070659751783)


  • Skirt – Bumi Glitter Satin Blue Jewel (400085289459)
  • Cape, Sleeves & Neckline – Wyla Foiled Tulle (400129100221)
  • Bodice – Wyla Ice Princess Sequin (010793195623)

Other Items

Here are the costumes on the girls. They look so cute!

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Please let me know, if you decide to tackle this pattern.

5 responses...

I’m currently putting together the Anna costume for my daughter for this halloween from that pattern, and ran into my own problems with the cape collar. I cut everything out for 6T size and the collar parts are over 1″ short from reaching edge to edge around the cape neck line… The black band AND the two pieces for the collar are all perfect sizes to each other, just don’t appear to be related to the cape size.

Did you have the same issue? Is there any gathering that is supposed to be happening that I just missed, or am I supposed to just force the cape to “fit” the length of the collar band? I feel like just cutting out a new, longer collar strip is probably the best move at this point. I’m just trying to see if I’m the only one who had this issue.

I just dug out my pattern. Mine was cut out for size 4. I measured the front and back cape pieces and the collar band. They match. The cape pieces each have a 3/8″ seam allowance and after that is subtracted the pieces line up. Is it possible that you cut out on the wrong line? I measured the difference between the size 3 and 4 and it is 1/2″, which would make 1″ across. I’m not sure why the size 4 would fit and your size wouldn’t, unless your pattern was printed in error. Sorry I can’t be of more help. If it were me, I’d re-cut the collar, since those are the smallest amount of fabric that would be wasted. Good luck!

Thank you for taking the time to check your pattern! I guess sometimes these things happen. 🙂

I’m am a grandfather with no sewing skills and was wondering if there was a chance that you might be interested in making an Anna cape for me for my grand daughter and I would gladly pay the price you ask. I think you did a great job and it’s exactly what I’m looking for. My grand daughter is almost 3 years old, she wears 3T clothing.

Please let me know if this might be an option, I like your creation better than anything I have been seeing on the internet.

Thank you.

Jeff Payne

That’s very kind of you to ask. I’m working full-time and I just don’t have any time to spare, so I won’t be able to help you. The entire outfit came from a purchased pattern, so if you can find someone who can sew, they can buy the pattern and make it for you. Your granddaughter is very lucky to have you.

PS – I’ve removed your phone number from your comment. It’s not a good idea to put that in a public comment as others may take advantage of it.

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