Vanellope Von Schweetz | Thrift Style Thursday

October 30, 2014

Hello, friends!  I’d like you to meet Miss Vanellope Von Schweetz:


In case you’ve been living under a rock, Vanellope is the adorable, spunky little girl (voiced by Sarah Silverman) from the movie Wreck-It Ralph, who plays opposite Ralph himself (voiced by John C. Reilly).  She’s got sass, a dash of sarcasm and a whole lot of heart, and all she wants to do is prove herself as a race car driver in the game where she lives, Sugar Rush.


I am heading to another comic book convention on Satuday (Comikaze, here I come, woo hoo!), so I decided to create a costume that would be able to do double duty (Vanellope: “Hee hee, you said doodie!”) as a fun cosplay for the convention, and something that I could easily thrift for today’s Halloween-themed Thrift Style Thursday.  Of course, I also plan on wearing this costume tomorrow night when I take my favorite four-year-old trick-or-treating!


This costume was pretty simple to pull off.  I was able to find the sweatshirt and the skirt at the thrift shop, and with some quick alterations, they were perfect for Vanellope’s outfit.  The skirt was originally a long midi skirt, but I hemmed it to the short, peanut-butter-cup-wrapper style skirt like Vanellope’s, and then added the pink decorations to the sweatshirt.  For the leggings, I bought one teal pair and one white pair (for only $2 apiece at a cheap retailer!) and sewed them together to create the candy-like stripes, and then hand-painted the purple stripes on the left leg.  The wig was an old one that was lying around, so I made candy and sprinkles out of play-dough and glued those on.  The boots I already had in my closet and – voila! – Vanellope Von Schweetz!


The details: teal sweatshirt (thrifted & altered) // brown skirt (thrifted & altered) // leggings (handmade) // black moto boots (Roxy via DSW, old) // wig (old)



Are you dressing up for Halloween??  Don’t forget to check out the Thrift Style Thursday Facebook Group to see my fellow Thrift Style Thursday pals rockin’ their Halloween style!

As always, thanks for reading!  Love & candy, Kristi :)


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  • Beth

    This is spot on! Wow!

    October 30, 2014 at 10:20 am Reply
  • The Fashion Huntress

    Love love love this! I love her, that movie, and your awesome costume!! Have fun!!

    October 30, 2014 at 10:40 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks! Vanellope is a super fun character, I am so excited to wear my costume out and about!! ;)

      October 30, 2014 at 11:44 am Reply
  • Confessions of a Refashionista

    Ahhhh! Soooo perfect! <3 <3 <3

    October 30, 2014 at 11:04 am Reply
  • Erika ~ Erika's Style Diary

    Oh my gosh, I love this so much! You look absolutely adorable, your costume is PERFECT and I love that most of it was DIY. You are so talented and amazing at what you do. Have fun at Comikaze! :)

    October 30, 2014 at 11:09 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Aw thanks, Erika, you’re making me blush! I had a lot of fun putting this costume together, I can’t wait to wear it to comikaze!! :)

      October 30, 2014 at 11:45 am Reply
  • bethietheboo

    Wow! You totally nailed it, this is the most fun costume! I think I love it just for how colorful it is! Seriously, so fun!

    October 30, 2014 at 11:14 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thanks, Beth!! I love how colorful it is, too, it makes me want to eat nothing but CANDY! ;)

      October 30, 2014 at 11:46 am Reply
  • The Two Cent Chick (Justine)

    Love this so much :) You are so creative!

    October 30, 2014 at 4:32 pm Reply
  • passenger2

    This is so nice… You makes me breathless…

    October 30, 2014 at 6:50 pm Reply
  • Amy Sachs

    So cute!!

    October 30, 2014 at 8:50 pm Reply
  • avenuecamilla

    This is sooooo cool I can’t handle it! All the colours are so amazing!


    November 2, 2014 at 7:28 am Reply
    • alligatortoe

      Thank you so much!! I’m so glad you like it! :)

      November 2, 2014 at 8:03 am Reply
  • Nout @ SandpaperKissesBlog

    Ummm I love this.

    November 8, 2014 at 3:29 pm Reply
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