The Paper Bag Princess is a character from a wonderful Robert Munsch book. Elizabeth is a young princess who is set to marry a prince named Ronald. Unfortunately a dragon comes and burns away all of the young princesses clothes and kidnaps the prince. The only thing she can find after the Dragon attacks all she can find that’s not burnt is a paper bag. So she puts on the paper bag and then heads off to get her future hubby back from the dragon. It was one of my favourite books as a child, and one I hope to one day share with my children!
This costume was made just because Loduris (who is in the costume) made a comment along the lines of "If I'm a princess why don't you get me a dress and a crown?" So I did! It is actual paper. I actually sewed the "Dress" together with a muslin lining so it was a little more comfortable. I have to say sewing through Paper was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. The crown is just tinfoil moulded into a crown and the spray painted gold... It is actually my favourite part! As for the wig I did so much to mess it up, I was literally dragging it across the floor, back combing it and just generally treating it horribly. Yet STILL it kept going back to a normal style. I was so impressed with the quality of this wig!
This costume, being made out of paper, was not made to last more than one convention. I'm glad it turned out well and it got a really good reaction from a lot of people at the convention. Also I am so glad Loduris enjoyed it.
All photos are by me