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How to Make a Rock Star Princess Costume

Leanne Proctor
Sept. 27, 2012

As part of the Care.com Halloween costume series, here is how to turn your little princess into a rock star!

Get your little princess ready to rock with this awesome, easy to make costume!


  • Black shirt (long-sleeved or T-shirt)
  • Black or pink leggings
  • Pink tutu
  • Glittered or black ballet flats or sneakers
  • Iron-on glitter letters and/or stars
  • Iron-on gem guitar
  • Blow-up play guitar
  • Bright bracelets
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Gems
  • Tiara
  • Toilet paper tube
  • Tin foil
  • Silver duct tape
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue and gun
  • Eye glitter (optional)
  • Hot pink and/or black nail polish (optional)

Step 1: Iron gem guitar and letters that spell "Rock Star Princess" onto black shirt following the direction provided on the packet. Glue different colored gems to shirt using hot glue for extra flair.

Step 2: Roll up a sheet of tinfoil into a ball and tape to toilet paper roll using silver duct tape; completely cover tinfoil ball and toilet paper roll in silver duct tape to make the microphone. Glue extra gems to microphone for extra dazzle.

Step 3: Dress child in leggings, tutu, black shirt and shoes. Add Tiara, play guitar and microphone. Apply temporary tattoos to arms, paint nails and apply eye glitter to complete the look and you are ready to rock!

For more costume ideas, check out these 48 Easy DIY Halloween Costume Ideas in 4 Steps or Less.

Katie Bugbee is our global parenting expert and senior managing editor here at Care.com. She has written for Babble, Huffington Post, Newsday and Parenting. A busy working mother, she offers families advice on many parenting dilemmas, from appeasing picky eaters to finding the perfect babysitter.

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