So you want to be Uma, the new Queen of the Isle, daughter of Ursula?
I don’t blame you. A lot of other people do, too.
The easiest way to get this outfit is to have the official Disney costume. It is, however, selling very fast, so if you’re reading this nearer to Halloween, you might find out that it’s not easy to buy one.
On this page, we feature the different costumes available. We also have a tutorial on how you can you can make an Uma Halloween costume if you want to make it yourself.
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The Different Uma Costumes
If you want to buy a ready made set, there are a couple different costumes that you can get. There’s one that’s licensed by Disney and another one by Disguise.
The Official Disney Descendants Uma Costume
Yes, Disney has it’s own officially licensed Uma costume.
It’s not always easy to get and is often sold out. Here’s what it looks like.
This Disney Uma costume includes a dress with the tassels in the front, a faux leather jacket, fingerless gloves and a pirate hat.
The dress has a translucent top and a skirt with bands.
Sizes available: 4 | 5/6 | 7/8 | 9/10 | 11/12 | 13
Uma From Descendants 2: Costume by Disguise
This is what the Uma costume by Disguise looks like. It includes the dress, jacket, hat and a pair of gloves! All the things you need to complete the look.
If you’re buying this costume, check out HalloweenCostumes.com. If the size you want is no longer available, Amazon usually has it, too.
Note: There are some 3rd party sellers on Amazon who, from reading the reviews, have not sent the whole set. So make sure you buy from reputable sellers.
Here’s a list of online shops to buy the Disguise Uma costume:
DIY Uma Costume (Descendants 2 Movie)
It’s only early September and many of the Uma costumes from Descendants 2 are already out of stock. So unless they’re waiting to restock products, it’s very likely that if you’re reading this nearer to Halloween, you’re out of luck. 😢
Anyway, it’s still possible to DIY an Uma costume. It might not be exactly the same as the official Disney costume above, but it still looks good.
Here are some ideas to help you with this.
Uma Outfit Ideas
To make an Uma costume yourself, you need to think of 3 different parts of the outfit.
First, make sure you have a teal/blue dress with tassels.
Secondly, have a leather jacket or vest accessorized in the same way as Uma in the movie.
Third, Uma’s blue hair and pirate hat are a must-have to this outfit.
Lastly, don’t forget the accessories.
And voila! You’ve got yourself an Uma costume. Scroll below for some ideas and recommendations on how to do this.
Uma Pirate Costume Tutorial
Here’s a video tutorial for a Do It yourself Uma costume. This should give you an idea on what we’re trying to go for here. For ideas on where to get Umas’s wig and accessories, keep scrolling.
One important thing to consider when making Uma’s dress is it’s color. Go for one along the shades of teal, dark blue green, turquoise or aqua. Remember, Uma is Ursula’s daughter and she radiates the deep color of the sea.
A flowing dress would be perfect for this. If not, you can use a blouse and skirt and sew them up together to make a dress (or use a glue gun as shown in the video tutorial below).
The top of the dress is sheer material with long purple sleeves.
Here are some dresses that I have found that you can work on to make this costume. Don’t buy a very expensive dress. Get it from the thrift shop if you can find one. Depending on the dress you’re working with, you may need to either cut it short and/or cinch it at the waist with a purple belt.
These dresses look basic and will need some DIY tweaking, but they’re the type you’d want to start with.
The Purple Shrug
If you look closely at Uma’s top, you will notice that she has long purple sleeves. This is easy to copy by using a dark purple shrug.
check out Uma’s top
Uma’s Hair: The Uma Costume Wig
Uma’s hair makes a big difference in this outfit. It’s uniquely Uma. Uma’s hair and pirate hat gives a burst of fun and mischievousness to the costume. It’s her trademark that many people will easily recognize.
If you’re making this from scratch, this is also going to take most of your time.
DIY Uma Hair Guide
Uma’s hair color has shades of blue like the sea with some hints of black and white. It is also braided into long strands. The best way to DIY this look is by using yarns of these very same colors.
Here’s a detailed video tutorial on how to make Uma’s hair. It’s got a lot of great tips on how to make thin and thick strands, how to style the end of the hair so it looks like real hair and what to use to put all these braided hair on.
If you don’t want to spend time to braid and make Uma’s hair, you can also opt to buy a ready-made Uma wig. Snag one right now before they all go out of stock, as it usually does towards the Halloween season.
The first two wigs are more or less very similar to the movie, the other two aren’t.