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If you’re stuck in a costume rut with your little one and looking for something unique, girly, and not just another princess costume, you’ll love this Marie Antoinette costume for kids!
Marie Antoinette, the last reigning queen of France before the Revolution, represented, on the surface, opulence, fashion, and indulgences – she is often used as a symbol of over-the-top, girly girl couture fashion, usually seen with elaborate gowns, extravagant hair, and surrounded by the most beautifully delicious sweets. Underneath all the extravagance stood a Marie who represented feminism, strength, and a tender-hearted, complex woman who matured from a teenage queen to a graceful, elegant mother.
Who wouldn’t want to dress up as Marie Antoinette?!
The problem was, once I set my heart on my daughter being her for Halloween, all the costumes I fell in love with were at LEAST $300. I can’t even tell you how close I was to pulling the trigger on one of those gowns – thank goodness I didn’t because I found so many equally beautiful, affordable, more wearable options – and don’t worry, I’ll share them with you below.
The other alternative was to buy your typical princess, Marie Antoinette, or period-piece costume that are over-produced and way under the quality I was hoping for.
Marie Antoinette costume for kids
What I love about these dress choices is that they make for beautiful Marie Antoinette costumes but can also be worn for birthdays, tea parties, weddings, and other special events. Oh, and they’re available on Amazon and under $30.
No Marie Antoinette costume would be complete without one of her signature hair looks – you can achieve it on your own, but for more impact, try a white or pastel pink wig. Add flowers, bows, feathers, birds, sparkles – the more over-the-top, the better!
Go for a pale face (if your child is already pale like mine, even better!) with dramatic blush, eye shadow, and lips. I used all SeneGence products that are water-resistant, smudge-proof, budge-proof, everything-proof, making it perfect for costumes and special events. I sell it, so feel free to reach out for questions or to order.
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I can’t wait to order more of these dresses instead of your typical, cheap dress up dresses that usually cost double! What are your favorite girl costumes?