DIY Queen of Hearts Costume for Kids

How to Make a Tulle Skirt and Card Crown for a DIY Queen of Hearts Costume

One of my most popular pins of all time is a DIY Queen of Hearts Costume I made back in 2011 or 12. Since Disney Villains are our family theme this year, Mia wanted to be the Queen of Hearts, so here is my version for kids!

Easy Queen of Hearts Costume for Halloween


In this post, you will learn:

  1. How to Make a Queen of Hearts Tulle Skirt
  2. How to Make a Card Crown Headband
  3. Tips for Embellishing an old Shirt

Watch the Video

Here’s a quick DIY video to help you. Keep scrolling for the full instructions if needed!


Queen of Hearts Tulle Skirt

Time: 30 Minutes to 1 hour


This materials list contains affiliate links of products I used.


  1. Measure the desired length of your skirt. For this skirt, I measured 14” long.
  2. Cut DOUBLE the length of tulle. For example, each piece for this skirt is 28” long.
  3. Measure and cut the length of ribbon to be tied around your waist. Be sure to leave enough ribbon to tie a bow in the back.
  4. Fold each piece of tulle in half and create a lark’s head knot around the ribbon for the waist. I alternated colors: white bib, black on sides, and alternated 5 red and 1 white for the rest.
  5. Continue until you have the desire width to fit around the child’s waist.
  6. Cut out red and black felt hearts and hot glue them down the front white bib area.
  7. Lastly, tie checkered ribbon in a bow on each side of the bib.

Queen of Hearts Card Crown Headband

Time: 20 Minutes


  • Small Paper Cup
  • 4 Playing Cards
  • Stapler
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue and Glue Gun

DIY Queen of Hearts Crown Headband



  1. Cut the bottom off of the cup and trim it down to about 2” tall.
  2. Staple four playing cards overlapping them around the cup. Make sure they are flush with the bottom.
  3. Next, Cut spikes around the top of the crown.
  4. Lastly, hot glue it to a headband.

Queen of Hearts Shirt

For the shirt, we used an old tank top. She will also wear a black cardigan on Halloween night. We used the left-over checked ribbon and glued it down the front sides. Lastly, we cut out a red heart out of felt and hot glued it to the front in the center. You can do different designs, depending on your taste. You can add black hearts or make them smaller. It’s up to you!

Here are a couple pictures.

DIY Queen of Hearts Tutu and Crown

Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume DIY


Queen of Hearts Trick or Treat Bag

I also made a matching trick or treat bag for my daughter. I wanted it to look like one of the heart guards in the Disney cartoon. Here is the full tutorial: Queen of Hearts Trick or Treat Bag. You an also watch this video tutorial below.

Queen of Hearts Trick or Treat Bag


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