How To Dress Like Lilo & Stitch
What is Lilo & Stitch?
Lilo & Stitch is a 2002 American animated science fiction comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is about a Hawaiian girl named Lilo Pelekai who adopts an alien creature called Stitch, who is wanted by the Galactic Federation.
Lilo is a lonely, 10-year-old Hawaiian girl who lives with her older sister, Nani, and her extended family in a small house near the beach. One night, she adopts a small dog-like alien named Stitch who is actually an alien experiment that was set loose on Earth by the Galactic Federation. She names him Stitch and treats him as a brother and pet.
Stitch is a genetic experiment created by a mad alien scientist named Dr. Jumba Jookiba. He is designed to cause chaos and destruction, and is put in a capsule by Jumba that will implode if he should get out of control. Stitch is accidentally launched into outer space aboard a ship carrying Jumba, and is found by Lilo on the beach and adopted into her family. He is given the name Stitch, and is treated as a member of the family.Check Price on Amazon
Why dress up in Lilo and Stitch costume:
Lilo and Stitch are the best known and most beloved characters in the Disney animated canon. They are also some of the most beloved characters in the animated world. Lilo is cute, innocent, and optimistic. Stitch is funny, endearing, and kind. Plus, they’re adorable together and their love story is one of the sweetest in film history. It will be fun to dress up as this iconic couple for this Halloween, especially if you have someone special to accompany you.
Lilo’s Style in Lilo and Stitch:
Lilo’s style is very laid back and free spirited, much like her personality. She doesn’t dress up in high heels and fancy clothes, instead most of the time she just wears a simple t-shirt or tank top with shorts or jeans.
For Stitch’s costume, you can go all out and make your own alien costume (Halloween stores have plenty of supplies to help you create an alien), or you can purchase one at the store.Check Price on Amazon
You can go all out and purchase a makeup kit that will make your whole face look alien-like (walmart has these for about $10). You could also just wear purple eyeshadow and put green paint on your face for a quick costume!
You can also just purchase Stitch ears and a Stitch tail to wear around your waist, since he always wears those! If you feel like going all out, then maybe try making a Lilo costume as well!
Items You Will Need to Complete the Costume:
- A floral print dress
- A plumeria flower
- A flower lei
- A pair of red sandals
- A pet Stitch toy
How to dress like Lilo:
Lilo wears a yellow and purple t-shirt in the film. You can wear any yellow shirt with purple on it, or a solid purple shirt. When it comes to the polka dots, I believe she only had some in her collar area so if you want to save money you could omit the polka dots all together!
Alternatively, you could also just wear a Hawaiian print shirt for this costume (similar to this one). If you do that then you can just try to mimic her look by cutting off the sleeves and making sure that your shirt is very light colored and has some sort of floral pattern on it.
Lilo wears white shorts with purple floral patterns on them in the movie. You can purchase a pair of shorts that look similar to this online or at a store.
Alternatively, you can also wear white shorts and then draw on the floral pattern with purple marker!Check Price on Amazon
Lilo wears a pair of purple high tops in the film. You can wear any color high tops (or even sneakers) to complete the look.
Lilo wears a pair of glasses with purple frames in the movie. You can purchase a pair of glasses that look similar to these online or in stores.
Lilo’s hair is long and straight and it is always worn down with no hair accessories. If you want to make it look like Lilo’s hair, you can either brush your hair out straight to mimic her look.
Or you can purchase a wig to make it look like Lilo’s hair. I found this one online for about $10.Check Price on Amazon
How to dress like Stitch:
Stitch wears large purple furry ears in the movie. You can purchase a pair of ears that look similar to these online or at stores.
Alternatively, you can also just cut out two pieces of purple felt and glue them on to construction paper so they stick up! Stitch also wears a long purple tail in the film. You can purchase an official Stitch tail online or at stores. Alternatively, you could also just purchase a long piece of purple fabric and sew it onto a belt!
Stitch wears a light purple t-shirt in the movie. You can either wear a light purple shirt or you can even wear a Hawaiian print shirt for this costume if you want to make it more casual and laid back! Stitch wears ripped shorts with one pocket on his shorts in the movie. You can purchase any light colored shorts with pockets on them (similar to these). If you want to make your shorts look more like Stitch’s, then try ripping small holes into them!Check Price on Amazon
Stitch also wears black boots in the film. You can either purchase some black boots (like these) for this costume, or you could just use some old shoes that you have lying around your house!