The Doc is In: Semi-DIY Doc McStuffins Costume. - Pretty Real

The Doc is In: Semi-DIY Doc McStuffins Costume.

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I know it's late...but if I "save" this post for next year it will never happen.  So if you like this idea, you have about 72 hours to make it happen or you can pin now and use later!

The thing I love about costumes is that they are not necessarily a one time deal.  This one definitely isn't!  My girls love to play dress up--it literally happens a few times a week; sometimes a few times a day-- so I know they'll be rockin this Doc get-up more than once.  Plus since I went the semi-DIY route, Genevieve can wear these pieces in "real life," which I love!  Even though I'm all for store bought costumes (I'll share Nadia's at the end ) sometimes I think making them is so much better--even if it's pulling already made pieces together. That said, there are plenty of store bought Doc costumes out there to choose from if shopping around isn't your thing!
I bought this jacket set from Amazon.  When it came it wasn't what was pictured but they were so kind and gave me a refund and let me keep it.  I was amazed at their customer service! Plus it has these adorable heart buttons and a nice sheen to it.  It also comes with a purple and white "tank" but if I'd been able to find a purple and white striped shirt in time, I would've skipped the vest.  It's too short so a shirt underneath was a must.  Her high top converse were from Marshall's but you can get them here as well.  We already owned the doc bag. I can't find her shirt or skirt online but the shirt was an online purchase and the skirt was an in store purchase, both from Old Navy.
Polka Dot leggings: literally sold out as I sit writing this post!  try these? or check the store. I got Genevieve's in the store on clearance for $4.
Pink Skirt. (or this one which is only $5).
Sparkly pink sneakers (or these which are cheaper). 


skirt: similar.

sparkly pink shoes option 1 | 2 | 3 (so cheap!) | 4

sparkly pink shoes: these or these (or the options linked above)

Leggings- These and these are cute. I've searched high and low for purple polka dot leggings but am having a hard time finding the perfect pair. If I was recreating this costume I'd just use these.

Here are some other tights/legwarmer options:
these. (so cheap!) these. these. these. these.

purple and white striped shirt: I love this one!  And even though it's PJs, I'd definitely consider these! Plus they are inexpensive and you get some PJs out of the deal. ;)

headbands. This one is PERFECT! Or this one is cute. or this one.

pink flower clips: 1 | 2 | 3

Here are a few more pictures of Doc McStuffins and a couple of Nadia in her Lalaloopsy costume. 

I added freckles like Doc's. And lip gloss. And blush.  Sue me.

The set also came with a card to write your child's name on.  So cute!

 I got the sparkly purple headband from Target and we already had the flower.  The headband that came with the jacket set was way too small.

Nadia's costume was from here and it's on clearance! I should add it's also not what is pictured (what's up with that?!).  I added a review stating that fact but it's not on the site.  shock.
UPDATE: the Lalaloopsy costume is available here.

 This wig actually stayed on for a while! Oh and can you tell she thought she was cute?!  Looking AND smiling!
 cute little details.

And there you have it! Do you buy your costumes? Do you splurge or are you a cheapskate like me?  Do you go the DIY route?  

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  1. What did you use to get her braids to stick out?

    1. her hair is curly so I just braided it really tightly and bent it upward! If your daughter has curly/textured hair, try that! If not, I remember as a kid dressing up as pippi long stockings and my mom used wire from a wire hanger in my braids and bent it up that could even use floral wire which would be easier to work with. Good luck!

  2. Thanks so much for posting this! I've been searching for a top and headband for my daughter's Doc McStuffin's costume—just ordered from your suggestions. Thanks!

    1. Awesome!! I'm so glad it helped! I bet your little one will look adorable!