How I created the look for my Elsa Disneybound: white dress from Frozen 2:
For some reason Elsa has become one of my favorite characters to Disneybound. I love Frozen (and Frozen 2), and her outfits are all so beautiful. When I decided I was going to try and recreate one or two of her looks, I got a little carried away and ended up with 4 of them! The other three I’ve shared on the blog in the past, but now I’ve got an Elsa Disneybound white dress look from the second half of Frozen 2.
Previously I’d shared my Elsa coronation Disneybound, Elsa Frozen 2 Disneybound, and a Disneybound of Elsa’s classic blue dress. This is the last one I’ve done myself, though I will say Elsa does have even more outfits so maybe I’ll have to try another one in the future!
If you’re not familiar with what Disney Bounding is, you can read about it here. Elsa’s dress at this point in the movie is almost completely white, so you have a lot of options for what you can do clothing wise if you have a lot of white clothing. As someone who is pretty consistently spilling coffee or other such things on myself I don’t own a lot of white, but I was still able to put something fun together from what I did have and other costume-type pieces.
Elsa’s dress is the majority of her outfit, and it’s mostly white with some purple and blue diamond patterns (it also looks like it’s probably pretty sparkly!). This was more of a situation where I was going to work with what I had, so I wasn’t really able to incorporate the blue and purple as much as I might want to. My one nod to that was in my jewelry, which I’ll talk about more below.
I don’t own a white dress (not even my wedding dress was white – it was more of a cream color), so I ended up doing a skirt and a top. I had a long white peasant skirt that I’d used for a costume previously when I attended a murder mystery party, so it seemed like the perfect time to use that again since I needed something white.
When it comes to Disneybounding I always recommend trying to use a lot of what you already own, but if you don’t have anything you could do a dress or a shirt/shirt combo. Really whatever you feel comfortable with!
Though I didn’t choose to do it for my version of this outfit, you could look into either getting something with long sleeves or adding arm sleeves. I think this shirt is my favorite option for long sleeves for this outfit, but if you already have something you want to use that’s short sleeved and you want to add a sleeved look, you can easily do so with separate arm sleeves or even a bolero like this one.
When I first bought this cape for a theater performance I had no idea I would get so much use out of it in the future! Elsa’s cape is often a big part of her look, and I’ve used it in my other Elsa Disneybound as well as my Elsa running costume. I got my cape on Amazon – the one I bought is here. Even though it has a hole for the head, I didn’t like the look of it in front so I ended up pinning it to the shoulders of the shirt so it would only hang from the back. Of course, you may not want to go “full cape,” in which case you could also use a shawl or scarf to create the effect.
Accessories for this Elsa Disneybound
Overall this is more of Elsa’s “I’m free” look, so she’s not big on accessories. I personally added a necklace because I didn’t have any detailing in the outfit to represent those pretty blue and purple diamonds on the bodice of her dress and the bottom of the skirt. I had a necklace with different shades of blue so I used that, but you can certainly do something similar with whatever you might have – or a bracelet, earrings, etc.
For shoes, Elsa actually looks like she’s barefoot or wearing something very light. Unfortunately that’s not going to work for me, especially out in the snow! I just wore my boots, but if you wanted something pretty you could play around with different white or silver options (especially if they’re sparkly!).
Elsa’s hair and makeup
When I took these photos I had my long hair (which I really miss and regret cutting but that’s besides the point!). Elsa wears her long hair down and freely with just a little bit of a wave. I think you can do whatever you want here with what you have. I am not a makeup expert by any means and mostly use very basic stuff with some fun lip and eye colors. I do own the Elsa eyeshadow palette from Colourpop and she tends to go purple a lot so that’s what I used. She’s also got a sort of smoky eyeliner look and pink lipstick.
Tips for the perfect Elsa disneybound white dress look:
- Try to use what you have – anything with a base of white will work if you focus more on the style with the long skirt.
- Add some sparkle with anything glittery and try to find creative ways to incorporate the blue and purple diamond patterns.
- You can actually interpret this outfit a few different ways – as you can see from the photos below, her dress kind of changes appearances. In the one shot it looks much more silvery and sparkly, but in the other it has the more obvious diamond pattern. It is a magic dress, after all!
- If you’re looking to take some fun photos the collage can also help with pose ideas, because I can be awkward about that! Take plenty and don’t be afraid to try something – if it doesn’t work you don’t have to share it! And bonus points if it snows and you can take your pictures outside 😉
Other Frozen Disneybounds
Other Princess Disneybounds
What do you think of my Elsa Disneybound: white dress version? What outfit should I try next?