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.
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The Official Disney Licensed Uma Costume
Yes, Disney does have it’s own officially licensed costume. This is what it looks like. It has a skirt with multicolored bands, a translucent top, and a coat.
This costume also includes fingerless gloves.
Sizes available: 4 | 5/6 | 7/8 | 9/10 | 11/12 | 13
The Disguise Uma costume Set
This is what the Uma costume by Disguise looks like. It includes the dress, jacket, dress, hat and a pair of gloves! All the things you need to complete the look.
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. Halloween Costumes have just run out but are all expected to arrive soon.
- Buy on Amazon
- HalloweenCostumes (out of stock for 2017)
- FindCostumes (out of stock for 2017)
- Target (out of stock for 2017)
Put Together A Descendants 2 Uma Costume
It’s only early September and many of the Uma costumes from Descendants 2 are already out of stock in many shops. 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 put together an Uma costume. It might not be exactly the same as the costume above, but it could still look good.
Here are some ideas to help you with this.
Start With The Uma Wig
Now this can make a big difference with your outfit. Snag one right now before they all go out of stock as well.
Uma’s hair is a braided aqua blue with hints of black and white. It looks like this:
If you can’t find this specific wig, you might want to opt for any braided aqua wig. Here are some alternative wigs I’ve found:
The first two wigs are more or less very similar to the movie, the other two aren’t. BUT, you can make something with them. I’m thinking along the lines of dyeing it with acrylic paint (wig-dyeing instructions below)
Uma Braided Wig: Uma Hat & Wig
Below is a video that shows how to make Uma’s braided wig which is attached to a pirate hat. Really quite clever and very much like Uma’s. This tutorial uses the following products:
- pirate hat
Don’t Forget the Accessories!
The accessories make a big difference, so don’t forget them.
- First of all, don’t forget the belt. You can use either a black or brown one. or even put on 1 or 2 of these.
- Then, wear a pair of black fingerless gloves
- Don’t forget the pirate hat too! You can glue shells on it to look like Uma’s
- Next, wear a necklace, loads of blue aquamarine colored bracelets. You can also paint your nails aqua.
- Finally, don’t forget the black boots!
An Idea: If You’re Willing To Take The Challenge
Here’s a suggestion.
Buy a wig like the one below that could somehow pass as the color of Uma’s hair. Then, why not braid it to look like Uma’s?
It’s worth a try, right?
Another Idea: Dye synthetic wig
Yes. You can dye a wig. So if you find a braided wig (either black or blonde would probably do well with this project), then you can dye it to look like Uma’s hair.
First of all, I didn’t know you can do this with acrylic paint. So it’s pretty mad to me. But if you have the skills and patience to do this, please do send us a pic so we can post it here for others to see!
Here’s a video tutorial on how to dye synthetic hair. Good luck!
Uma Costume Dress Mix and Match
So I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at many Youtube videos of Uma to deconstruct her costume. And looking at the many videos, here are some suggestions on how you can DIY a Descendants 2 Uma costume
This idea involves a lot of layering – which seems to be what Uma’s outfit is in the movie.
There are three important parts to Uma’s dress. First, the top with sheer sleeves. Second, the shorts or jeans, and third, the tassels skirt.
Here are some pictures of what I’m talking about. Some of the images aren’t very clear, but you’ll see what I’m talking about.
And let’s try to recreate this, shall we?
First, put the sheer top and corset together.
I think the best way to go about the top is to combine a sheer top with a corset.
So for the sheer top, here are a few I’ve found:
And the corset:
These corsets are available in black, blue and purple which should look good. If you want to take this even further, you can paint aquamarine and sea green splotches on it (scroll down for instructions on how to paint splatter on to fabric.), although I don’t think that’s necessary (and if you don’t, there’s the added bonus of being able to use the same corset for daily wear!
The Tassels or Fringe frilly skirt
As you can see from the images above, Uma has those frilly tassels skirt.
So let’s recreate this. You can make it easy on yourself and buy this adjustable tassel skirt. You’ll need to dye it a bit though to make it more like Uma’s.
But if you have the time and patience, you can make this without a sewing machine. All you need are strips of thin fabric (preferably a mixture of aqua, sea green and black colors – braided together if you can) and make something like a long tutu skirt.
Here are two video tutorials on how to make fringe skirts.
This first video tutorial needs some crochet skills. The end products looks very nice. For the yarn, use a mixture of golden,light brown and blue colors to make it look more like Uma’s.
Here’s another tutorial on how to make a fringe skirt using an old skirt. This is easy to make especially if you have a skirt that has colors similar to that of Uma in the movie. You will also want to cut the fringe bit as close to the waist as possible.
I advice tying each strip of fabric a little bit farther from each other unlike the tutu in this tutorial. This way, it creates more of that fluidity and movement that Uma’s outfit has (you don’t want it fluffy like a tutu).
Finally, the shorts or jeans.
Here are two of Uma’s outfit in the movie. In one, she wears a pair of shorts and the other, a pair of jeans.
Use any old jeans or shorts that you have. The closer the color is to Uma’s, the better. You can also use leggings or skinny jeans.
Optional, the vest jacket.
This could potentially become a little bit tricky.
You can make it easy for you and just wear a leather(?) vest jacket and you’re done.
Or you can make it even easier by foregoing the jacket. Don’t you think that’s a better idea?
But if you want to make the vest, check out the video below which includes how to to make hair, makeup and Uma inspired costume. She explains how she made the vest. Pretty cool!
Some Video Tutorials
Making an Uma-inspired Costume: The whole shebang. The video goes very slow but keep with it. You’ll get loads of ideas on how to make your own costume from the makeup to the vest jacket.
Uma Hat and Wig Tutorial
The official Uma hat by Disney looks like the one above.
This tutorial is just as good, I think. Its’ very elaborate way to make Uma’s hat but it ends up so nice. The wig is also really cool. This tutorial uses the following products:
Uma’s Shell Necklace
The image above is the Disney merchandise. The video tutorial below DIY’s Uma’s necklace using polymer clay and gold eyeshadow. It’s pretty nice.
Fabric paint splatter shorts
If you want to splatter the shorts, jeans or jacket with paint, here’s a good tutorial to do it.
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