// diy mabel pines costume //

admire my mother’s handiwork.

for halloween, my brother and i are going to be dipper and mabel pines from gravity falls. yesterday was my church’s fall festival, and we wore them there, too. only one person knew who we were, which is kind of weird, because gravity falls isn’t a super obscure show. one lady thought i was a my little pony character. sigh.

anyway, i thought it’d be fun to show you our costumes and how i made mine. :)

the most time-consuming piece was mabel’s shooting star sweater. i found a hot pink sweatshirt at goodwill that was pretty much perfect in every way. then i had to add the shooting star design.

my mom sketched out the shooting star on a piece of cardstock. i cut out each section of the design (star and the three parts of the tail) and pinned them to sheets of felt. then i traced the paper shapes with a sharpie and cut them out.

here are all the pieces of the design.

next, i pinned the star to my sweatshirt and sewed it on. i used cream thread, because that goes well with most colors, but you can match the thread to the felt if you want. i did it all by hand, but using a sewing machine would make it go much faster.

here’s the finished sweater! it’s soft and has floppy sleeves and i love it very much.

i got the headband from hobby lobby for $2. it was part of a two-pack.

i got the purple skirt at goodwill. it’s actually a sundress that i cut the bottom off of. the socks are part of another hobby lobby two-pack, and the shoes are from my mom’s closet. idk how you could make fake braces, but i actually have braces, so it wasn’t much of a problem for me.

i love my costume, i love the tv show, i love how cute my brother and i looked, and i love halloween. i really hope we get another chance to dress up as the pines twins.

i hope you enjoyed getting a look at my outfit. i can do another post about c’s dipper costume, if anyone would be interested. just tell me in the comments if you’d like to see that. :)

“remember, reality is an illusion, the universe is a hologram, buy gold, bye!”



39 thoughts on “// diy mabel pines costume //

  1. Clara says:

    Ooh, I love your costume! I’ve never seen Gravity Falls, but it seems like your costume is pretty accurate to the character. That sweatshirt looks extremely comfortable. I’d love to see a post about your brother’s costume!

    -Clara <3

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  2. Danielle says:

    Your costume is so cute! It look pretty accurate from what I’ve seen. My friend and I are going to be Thing 1 and Thing 2, and my sister is being the Cat in the Hat. I love Halloween. :D

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  3. isabel 💜 says:

    your costume is sew cute! that sweatshirt looks like a big cozy hug and it makes me happy. i would definitely be interested in a post about your brother’s costume, i really like his fleece vest. i don’t watch much gravity falls much, but i’ve caught a few episodes, and i think it’s very funny and weird.

    for halloween, i think i’m going to be totoro, because i found these huge fluffy pajamas that look just like him.

    happy halloween! 🎃

    isabel 💜

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    • loren ☾ litost says:

      thank you! yep, that’s exactly what the sweatshirt is like. ok, looks like i’ll have to get him to model his costume for me soon. :) gravity falls is definitely funny and weird, but it’s fantastic and one of my favorite shows.

      ooh, that sounds great!

      happy halloween. :D

      xo loren

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  4. Josie says:

    This is so cute! My friend got a Mable Pines shirt from Hot Topic so that’s who she went as when we went to a halloween ComiCon thingy – haha, making it looks so hard. Good job!

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  5. Julia M says:

    I don’t watch the show, but it looks like y’all got the costumes down really well! And I’m surprised that more people didn’t recognize you.. Like I said before, I don’t watch the show but I still know of the characters!
    ~Julia <3


    • loren ☾ litost says:

      it’s one of my favorite shows, you might like it. thanks! the fall festival i went to was mostly for little kids with a lot of middle aged people hanging around, so i guess weird cartoons like gravity falls wouldn’t be too popular with them.

      xo loren

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  6. Miri says:

    Anyway, it looks amazing! Great job! Me and my brother were actually going to be Mabel and Dipper this year, but we decided not to for whatever reason. We should next year.
    Great job!


  7. Mya says:

    This looks great! I haven’t watched it BUT they have a pig (I think) so I approve of the show. *nods* I AM BEING JOYCE BYERS FROM STRANGER THINGS. 😁


  8. Sarah says:

    That looks so cool! I’m guessing from the comments I should start watching Gravity Falls.
    For Halloween I’m being a book fairy (fairy costume made out of a dictinary) and Chara from Undertale because I can dress up for school but I can’t wear my book fairy costume due to it being fragile.


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