If you’re a big fan of the popular Disney Channel Phineas and Ferb cartoon then you might be thinking about being one of the characters from Phineas and Ferb for Halloween. But which one? If your a girl then you might want to dress as Candace, Phineas and Ferb’s big sister. There are no readymade Candace costumes for sale so you will have to make your own. Fortunately Candace is really simple to make and you can find almost everything you need to pull off a Candace Halloween costume at your local thrift or retail store. Best of all there’s no sewing needed to make a Candace from Phineas and Ferb Halloween costume. To help you get started here’s a list of everything you’ll need to make your own Candace costume and how to put it all together.
How To Make Your Own Candace from Phineas and Ferb Halloween Costume
Red turtle or mock turtle neck shirt
Orange long wig with bangs
White Mary Jane style shoes
Red Felt *optional
Hot glue gun and glue sticks *optional
Putting It All Together
1. Candace wears a sleeveless top with a mock turtle neck type collar. If you can’t find a shirt like this you can take a regular long sleeve turtle neck and cut the arms off to expose the whole top of the shoulder. This will leave just a thin strip of material between the collar and the shoulder.
2. Candace wears a white mini skirt. If you can’t find a mini skirt just use your scissors to cut off a white skirt to about three inches above the knee.
3. You will also need to wear a red belt with your Candace Halloween costume. If you can’t find a red belt you can cut pieces of red felt to look like sections of a belt and then hot glue those on the top of your shirt, leaving a little bit of white between each section to look like belt loops.
4. Candace wears white Mary Jane style dress shoes with red socks, if you can’t find the right shoes go with your costume try ballet slippers or simply white tennis shoes. For the socks you can always use Rit dye to dye white socks red if you can’t find the red socks.
5. Candace’s hair has a peaked look on the top. To achieve this look you will need a nylon wig cap. Take the wig cap and put it on. Once you have it on, take a wad of the cotton batting and stick it under the wig cap to give your head a peaked look. Then put on the orange wig and arrange the bangs so they part in the middle and look like little wings.
6. To complete the look grab a cell phone, after all Candace is always calling her mom to tattle on her little brothers Phineas and Ferb, isn’t she?
Where To Purchase Items Needed?
1. All of the clothing items needed can be purchased either at a retail or thrift store. You may even have some in your own closet.
2. I found a great wig that looks a lot like Candace’s hair style online at Hello Cosplay
3. The wig cap can be purchased online from Amazon www.amazon.com or at your local beauty supply store.
If you have more than one child dressing up for Halloween you might want to dress them up as Phineas or Ferb or Perry the Platypus to go along with the Candace Halloween Costume which also makes a great costume for moms.