This Mary Poppins Costume is so easy to put together with a few items of clothing and handmade things you can look just like Mary Poppins, Practically Perfect in Every Way!
My daughter LOVES Mary Poppins! After we celebrated her seventh birthday with a Mary Poppins Tea Party she asked if she could have a Mary Poppins costume to dress as her for Halloween! I saw various Victorian Nanny Costumes online but she and I both didn’t like them between the price and the looks. They looked stiff and not like Mary Poppins.
While looking at images of Mary Poppins’ clothes I saw that her outfits looked very similar to that of school uniforms. I went on to Kohls.com (this isn’t sponsored I promise, it just so happens that I had some Kohls coupons to use and I had a 30% off coupon code too, so I figured I would buy her things there) and found everything I needed! You could also check out any thrift stores, Wal-Mart, Target, or any other department store with school uniforms. There are somethings on her outfit list you may not need- I wasn’t sure how cold it would be up here in Massachusetts so I picked her up a turtleneck, fleece tights, and a wool jacket (which she will need this upcoming winter).
The Outfit! (These are non-affiliated links)
- Ruffle Button-Up Blouse (https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-2678181/girls-4-20-french-toast-school-uniform-short-sleeved-ruffle-blouse.jsp?skuId=ruffle%20button%20up%20blouse&search=2678181&submit-search=web-regular)
- Navy Skort (https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-2614939/girls-4-16-plus-chaps-pleated-school-uniform-button-accent-skort.jsp?color=Navy&prdPV=1)
- Black Fleece Tights (https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-2998225/girls-4-14-elli-by-capelli-2-pk-cable-knit-fleece-tights.jsp?color=Black&prdPV=2)
- White Turtle Neck, for extra warmth (https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-3621103/girls-4-12-carters-long-sleeve-turtleneck.jsp?prdPV=4)
- Belted Sweater (https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-3749895/girls-7-16-chaps-open-front-belted-sweater.jsp?prdPV=5)
- Faux Black Wool Jacket, for extra warmth (https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-3744942/girls-7-16-so-belted-faux-wool-jacket.jsp?color=Black&prdPV=25)
- Black Booties (Isabelle already had these from last year, which I purchased from JCPenney)
- Carpet Bag (this was given to us by some friends a couple of months ago) After looking online, there are some DIY tutorials out there or even check out your local thrift store too.
- Small Black Umbrella
After I got all her clothes I figured she would be able to wear them again and get some use out of them. Now came the tricky parts-the hat and the umbrella! After I did some Googling, I found this site https://blog.hobbycraft.co.uk/how-to-make-a-mary-poppins-costume/ and it is complete with a video along with step by step pictures on how to make everything!
This was a first for me to use air dry clay and after I let mine set for a few days it started cracking (oh no what is happening?!). So I decided to cover it in E6000 glue before painting it to make sure everything held together. After the glue dried I painted it and allowed everything to dry again. I then covered the parrot handle in a thick layer of E6000 glue to completely cover everything. I am so happy with how it came out!
I followed the directions with the paper hat, but also hot glued a green pipe cleaner on to form a flower on the top side of her hat, just like Mary Poppins.
For the bow tie, I hot glued the ribbon together making it stiff and then hot glued a safety pin on the back so it could go on her shirt.
For the flower pin on her jacket, I had an extra paper daisy and hot glued a safety pin to the back of it. This flower added extra color to her to black jacket too.
Her makeup was simple-lots of pink blush (rosy cheeks) and some red lipstick.
When we went Trick-or-Treating in our town, so many neighbors loved her costume!