Calling all Shopkins fans! This Donatina costume post is just for you! My little girl is obsessed with Shopkins so naturally she wanted to be a Shoppie. We couldn’t find any costumes around so that meant I had to get creative. I think the look on my daughter’s face says it all… donut anyone?! Get into the sweet Halloween spirit with my DIY Shopkins Shoppie Halloween Costume tutorial.
My favorite thing about Halloween is dressing up. I love the costumes, the makeup, the glitter! I used to go all out with costumes for myself before I had kids. I made these great elaborate costumes full of details and looked forward to Halloween night just to dress up. I don’t make many costumes for me any longer but I love making them for my kids. This year my daughter insisted on being a Shoppie for Halloween. I think Shoppies are adorable so I was totally into this theme! The hardest part was choosing which Shoppie to be. My little settled on Donatina because she loves the pink hair and the fact that she can pass out donuts at school on Halloween. She is so my daughter! This costume did take some time to put together but it was so worth it! Here is what you will need in order to recreate this costume:
- Pink leotard from Oriental Trading
- Felt pack from Oriental Trading (you will need pink and brown from the pack)
- Minnie Mouse shoes from Oriental Trading
- Pink glitter glue
- Pink apron from Oriental Trading
- Brown ribbon
- Pink leotard
- Hot pink tutu
- White tights
- Blue felt
- Pinkie Pie wig from Oriental Trading
- Hot pink ribbon
- Donut box from Oriental Trading
- Yellow headband
- Hot glue gun
- Needle & pink thread
I started with the shoes. We chose Minnie Mouse dress up shoes because the pink looked pretty close to the color of Donatina’s shoes. I created a step by step tutorial on how to make the Donatina donut heels just for you.
The apron took less than 30 minutes to put together. I added some pink glittery frosting on the apron with glitter glue and set it out in the sun to dry about 20 minutes. You can find the full tutorial on how to make the darling simple apron by clicking the hyperlink.
Now that you know how to make the shoes and the apron we can start on the rest of her outfit. I used a pink leotard and hot pink tutu that my daughter already had. You can glue the blue collar and brown frosting ruffles onto the leotard but if you intend on using it again I would suggest hand stitching and then removing the stitches when Halloween is over.
First cut a brown sheet of felt in half.
The ruffles on the sleeves should look a little wavy so I just free style cut them.
To create the gathered look take your needle and thread and loosely stitch along the straight edge. When you get to the end pull the thread to create a pleated look. Tie a knot to secure. I pressed the pleats down to make it easier to stitch to the leotard but you don’t have to. I did find it made it easier to sew.
Here is what your ruffles should look like when completed.
Now we want to create the collar. Place your piece of blue felt under the neckline as shown below.
Trace the neckline on the blue piece of felt and cut.
Stitch the collar piece onto the leotard or if you don’t intend on using again other than for the costume you can glue it. Do not use Elmer’s glue. I would suggest fabric glue or even hot glue.
After stitching trim the top to create a nice point at the top.
Now stitch the ruffles around the arms.
For Donatina’s hair I used the My Little Pony Pinkie Pie wig and pulled it up in two pony tails to look more like Donatina’s hair. For the headband I hot glued three of the plush donuts together, then secured them to a yellow headband with more hot glue, and finished off with a big pink bow.
Here is the completed look…wig, headband, collar, and ruffles.
Donatina is ready to show you around her donut shop!
Actually, we visited a local donut shop called Pam’s Donuts and one of the owners was kind enough to make this big cinnamon roll to match Donatina.
I hope you enjoyed my DIY Shopkins Shoppie Halloween Costume tutorial! Special thank you to Pam’s Donuts in Vista for letting me use the shop to take these pictures!
This post was sponsored by Oriental Trading. All opinions are my own.