DIY Pascal Costume Inspired by Disney’s Tangled
My daughter’s friend asked for my help to make her a Pascal costume for Halloween. I gladly accepted the challenge. She’s 11, so it had to be “tween appropriate”, AKA “cute and easy to walk around in”. This DIY Pascal costume is not only a fun and simple Halloween costume, but also a fun Disney Bounding outfit.
Watch the Video
Here is a quick YouTube video to help guide you. The detailed instructions and materials lists are below.
DIY Pascal Headband
We decided on making a headband of Pascals head. Here is what you need.
- Green Foam Sheet
- Felt Scraps (white, black, brown)
- Green Sharpies or Markers
- Black Sharpie or Marker
- Hot Glue and Glue Gun
Note: I Googled and printed a picture of Pascal to use as a reference when free hand drawing his face.
- Start with the eyes. I used various round objects to trace and cut out 2 large white, 2 medium brown, 2 small black. For the two small white circles, I used a circle punch (it’s awesome).
- Using the eyes as a reference for size, I placed them on the green foam sheet and drew Pascal’s head around it with a pencil. Use the printed image to help assist you.
- Draw the scales, eyebrows, nostrils, and top of the mouth with marker.
- Cut it out and hot glue the eyes onto the head.
- Cut a small rectangle strip and glue it to the bottom center of the back of the head. Fold it up and glue to the headband.
DIY Pascal Tail
I had green felt left over from our family Halloween costumes this year and it worked perfectly for Pascal’s tale. Note that I used hot glue because my sewing machine needle broke a while ago and I haven’t replaced it yet!
- 14” X 36” Green Felt
- Hot Glue and Glue Gun (or sewing machine)
- Wire Hanger
- Wire Cutters
- Fold the felt lengthwise and cut use the yardstick to make an angled line. This doesn’t have to be perfect. The smallest end on mine was approximately 3.5” wide.
- Cut the angled line. Sew or glue the open edge to create a tail. Turn it inside out.
- Stuff the tail with polyester fiber fill (or similar). If you have trouble filling the middle, use the yardstick to help you push the filling inside.
- Straighten the wire hanger. Cut it to the size using the wire cutters. Insert it into the tail.
- Roll the tail. The wire will help keep it in place. Glue any openings.
DIY Tulle Skirt
This skirt was made using a standard lark’s head knot. My daughter made it!
- Two 6in X 25yd Spools of Green Tulle
- Cut stripes of tulle to the desired length. We cut ours at 32” and used both spools.
- Fold each piece in half and attach it to the elastic using a lark’s head knot.
- Tie the two ends together.
That’s it! I bought a plain green T shirt from Michael’s. We tucked the shirt into the skirt and then attached the tail to the bottom of the T shirt with safety pins. It’s best to safety pin it from the inside of the shirt.
I hope you like it! Don’t forget to make the matching DIY Rapunzel inspired Trick or Treat bucket I made!