Evie Costume Guide

Evie, the captivating daughter of the Evil Queen, is renowned for her bold fashion sense and mischievous charm. With this detailed costume guide, you'll transform into the stylish villain-turned-heroine from Disney's Descendants. I'll guide you through recreating Evie's iconic look, explore ways to embody her personality, and delve into the character's deeper significance. Over the years, I've crafted countless character-inspired costumes, and Evie holds a special place in my heart. Let's bring her unique style to life!

  • Difficulty: 6/10  Evie's look has several DIY-friendly elements (skirt, crown) but might require sewing skills or purchasing specific items like the jacket.
  • Can you build it from your own wardrobe:  This depends on your existing closet. If you own a red or black faux-leather jacket, a black skirt, and blue/red fabric scraps, you're well on your way. Otherwise, some purchases will likely be necessary.
  • Scare factor: 1/10 - Evie is not a scary character! Her playful and stylish persona make her a fun, approachable costume choice.
  • Cost: $$$$$ Here's a rough breakdown:
      • Basic (from your wardrobe or thrifted): ~$20-$50 (This assumes you have some core pieces, potentially needing fabric scraps, paint, or a simple tiara.)
      • Mid-range (mix of new and pre-owned items): ~$50-$100  (If you need to purchase a jacket, a more elaborate crown, or specific makeup items.)
      • High-End (replica pieces): ~$100+ (Exact replicas of her detailed jacket, jewelry, or designer-like boots would fall into this price range.)

Evie Costume Essentials

You will need the following items for your Evie costume:

  1. Evie Costume
  2. Evie Wig
  3. Evie Crown
  4. Evie Hearth Necklace
  5. Red Ankle Boots

How to DIY Evie's Iconic Look

Evie Descendants 3 Costume

Get ready to unleash your inner fashionista! Evie's bold style is instantly recognizable, and with a little creativity, you can bring her signature look to life. Remember, we have a shopping list ready above if you'd prefer to purchase pre-made items, but if you're ready to channel Evie's resourceful spirit, let's get started!

Evie's Eye-Catching Jacket

What You Need:

  • Base Jacket: A red or black faux leather or pleather jacket (Thrift stores are a great source!)
  • Fabric: Blue, red, and black fabric scraps (Look for textures like faux leather, satin, or anything shimmery.)
  • Fabric Paint: Gold and black
  • Detailing: Zippers, chains, faux-gems, printed crown and heart patterns
  • Sewing Kit: Thread, needles, fabric scissors, fabric glue

How To Do It:

  1. Patchwork: Cut your fabric scraps into similar shapes seen on Evie's jacket.
  2. Layout: Arrange the shapes on the jacket, experimenting until you're happy with the design.
  3. Attach: Sew or glue the fabric patches securely to the jacket.
  4. Paint: Use gold fabric paint for crown outlines and black for smaller details. Let dry completely.
  5. Extra Flair: Add zippers, chains, or faux gems to replicate the hardware on Evie's jacket.

Bonus Tips:

  • I've found that using a combination of sewing and fabric glue creates a sturdy hold for the fabric patches and details.
  • For a budget-friendly option, repurpose old belts or jewelry for the zippers and hardware-like accents.
  • Evie's designs look a bit haphazard, so embrace a little creative imperfection!

The Perfect Skirt

What You Need:

  • Base Skirt: A black skirt with an asymmetrical or high-low hemline (a simple A-line skirt can also work).
  • Fabric: Same materials as the jacket (blue, red, and black scraps)
  • Elastic Band: Wide enough to fit comfortably around your waist
  • Sewing Kit

How to Do It:

  1. Stripes!: Cut long vertical strips of your blue and red fabric. Try using different textures for variety.
  2. Attach: Sew the strips across the skirt, alternating colors to create a striped effect.
  3. Details: Create small fabric patches (hearts, crowns) and scatter them across the skirt, sewing or gluing them in place.
  4. Waistband: Measure your waist and cut the elastic band accordingly. Sew the ends together to form a loop. Attach the waistband to the top of the skirt for a finished look.

Bonus Tips:

  • Play around with the placement of the stripes and patches for a look true to Evie's style.
  • A thrift-store skirt provides an easy and affordable base for this transformation.
  • Don't stress if the stripes aren't perfectly straight – Evie's style is about embracing bold choices.

Evie's Signature Crown Tiara

What You Need:

  • Cardboard or Foam Core: For the base of the tiara
  • Gold Spray Paint
  • Red Heart-Shaped Gems: (available at craft stores)
  • Smaller Accent Gems: (optional)
  • Hot Glue Gun

How to Do It:

  1. Design: Sketch your tiara shape on the cardboard/foam. A simple crown with curved points works best.
  2. Cut: Cut out the crown shape carefully.
  3. Paint: Spray the crown with gold paint. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  4. Gemstone: Attach the heart-shaped gems in a central position onto the crown's points.
  5. Dazzle (Optional): Add smaller accent gems around the base for extra sparkle.

Bonus Tips:

  • Look online for crown templates to help you achieve the perfect shape.
  • Evie's crown is small and delicate, so keep the design simple and elegant.
  • A touch of glitter on the gems adds an extra pop of Evie's signature flair!

Fingerless Gloves

What You Need:

  • Gloves: A pair of black, red or blue leather gloves, (red for screen accuracy)
  • Scissors
  • Fabric Scraps: Matching your jacket

How To Do It

  1. Snip: Carefully cut off the fingertips of the gloves.
  2. Details: If you have a steady hand, try painting simple heart or crown designs with fabric paint.

Bonus Tip:

  • This is the easiest part! If you're short on time, a simple pair of fingerless gloves in a color matching the jacket is perfect!

With these DIY tips, you've mastered the core elements of Evie's look! Next, we'll dive into the fun of embodying her confident personality. Ready to unleash your inner Evie?

Evie Cosplay

Evie Descendants 3 Costume

Now that you look like Evie, it's time to unleash her mischievous charm and confident spirit! Mastering her mannerisms will make your Evie portrayal truly unforgettable.

How to act like Evie at the Halloween Party:

Evie's Smoldering Gaze

What To Do: Evie has a signature look that's both alluring and a little intimidating. It's all about confidence mixed with a playful glint in her eye.

How To Do It:

  • Eyebrow Power: Practice raising one eyebrow slightly higher than the other, giving you a sly, knowing expression.
  • Smirk: A subtle half-smile or smirk adds to Evie's mischievous aura. Think Mona Lisa with a touch of attitude.
  • Eye Contact: Don't be afraid to hold eye contact a tad longer than usual. It conveys Evie's unwavering confidence.

Bonus Tips

  • Watching scenes from Descendants will help you perfect Evie's smoldering gaze. Pay attention to how she interacts with other characters.
  • Evie uses her gaze to playfully command attention. Have fun practicing in front of a mirror!

"Mirror, Mirror…" Evie's Obsession with Beauty

What To Do: Evie, as the Evil Queen's daughter, is obsessed with her looks. She constantly checks her appearance and cares deeply about being the "fairest of them all."

How To Do It:

  • Pocket Mirror: Carry a small, decorative mirror as a prop. Check your reflection playfully in it throughout the night.
  • Touch Ups: Pretend to reapply lipstick or adjust your hair. Evie would never be caught looking less than perfect.
  • The Compliment: Casually slip in "work it!" or a compliment about your own appearance in a playful, Evie-esque tone.

Bonus Tips:

  • I've noticed Evie's obsession isn't just about vanity – it's about power and control. Channel this sly confidence when you check that mirror!
  • Remember, Descendants is slightly over-the-top: Have fun exaggerating these gestures for a memorable performance.

Sassy Stance and Hand Gestures

What To Do: Evie has a sassy energy that she expresses in her posture and gestures. She's bold and isn't afraid to take up space.

How To Do It:

  • Posture: Stand tall, shoulders back, chin slightly lifted. Imagine you're wearing an invisible crown.
  • Hands On Hips: This classic power pose oozes confidence and a hint of Evie's playful defiance.
  • Dramatic Flair: Don't be afraid to gesture with your hands when you speak. Think graceful flourishes and expressive hand movements.

Bonus Tips:

  • Evie isn't shy! Practice your sassy stance in full costume – it will naturally boost your confidence and help you tap into her energy.
  • Pay attention to how Evie moves; her walk has a bit of a strut and purposeful energy to it.

Evie's Catchphrases

What To Do: Like many iconic characters, Evie has some memorable lines sprinkled throughout Descendants.

How to Do It:

  • "Chillin' Like a Villain": Use this laid-back, slightly sarcastic phrase in a nonchalant way.
  • "Mirror, Mirror in My Hand…": Channel your inner Evie and deliver this line before playfully checking your reflection.
  • "Rotten to the Core": This one is great for group photos–gather your crew and shout this iconic Descendants phrase!

Bonus Tips

  • Evie's voice has a slightly haughty tone mixed with playfulness. Try experimenting with your delivery.
  • Re-watch some key Evie scenes to master the timing and inflection of these phrases.

By combining these techniques—Evie's gaze, a focus on beauty, bold posture, and playful catchphrases—you'll transform into a truly captivating Evie! Next, we'll explore ways to make your performance shine alongside other characters from her world!

Couple, Group, and Family Costume Ideas

Take your Evie costume to the next level! Incorporate friends and family into the Descendants fun with these inspired costume pairings and group themes.

Couple Costume Ideas

  • Idea 1: Evie and Mal (Difficulty: Easy)

This dynamic duo is the heart of Descendants! Focus on the contrast between Evie's dark elegance and Mal's punk-inspired look. This one is my favorite couple costume idea!

  • Idea 2: Evie and the Evil Queen (Difficulty: Moderate)

This mother-daughter pair makes a striking combination. Play up the similarities between their costumes while emphasizing the Evil Queen's more regal, sinister air.

  • Idea 3: Evie and Cruella De Vil (from 101 Dalmatians) (Difficulty: Moderate)

These two stylish villains from different generations would make a fabulous duo. The shared love of fashion and bold color palettes makes this pairing a natural fit.

Group Costume Ideas

  • Idea 1: Descendant Gang (Difficulty: Moderate)

Assemble the main crew: Evie, Mal, Carlos, Hades, Audrey, Uma, and Jay. This is perfect for a close-knit group of friends, highlighting the unique styles and personalities of each character.

  • Idea 2: Isle of the Lost vs. Auradon Prep (Difficulty: Challenging)

Create a clash of styles! Divide your group between Isle of the Lost residents with their edgy, DIY aesthetic and the polished preppiness of Auradon Prep students.

  • Idea 3: Ultimate Disney Villains Mashup (Difficulty: Varies)

Evie would feel right at home alongside iconic Disney villains! Think Gaston, UrsulaMaleficent, or even Yzma for a powerful, villainous crew.

Family Costume Ideas

  • Evil Queen and Her Lineage (Difficulty: Moderate)

A family can perfectly portray the Evil Queen, Evie, and even an older version of Evie inspired by Snow White and the Huntsman! This emphasizes the character's lineage across generations.

  • Idea 2: Descendants-Inspired Formalwear (Difficulty: Easy)

Tap into the film's fairytale theme with formal attire! Dress up in colors and styles inspired by your favorite Descendants characters while adding an elegant touch.

  • Idea 3: Dove Cameron Extravaganza (Difficulty: Varies)

Dove Cameron, who plays Mal, has been in other Disney productions. Choose characters like Liv and Maddie and pair them with Mal and Evie for a meta costume celebration!

About Evie

Evie, the fashion-obsessed daughter of the Evil Queen, is a complex and captivating figure in the Descendants universe. Her journey of self-discovery and struggle between good and evil makes her a relatable and beloved character. Let's explore her personality, role in the story, and lasting impact on fans.

Character Overview

  • Role in Descendants: Evie is initially focused on appearances and fulfilling her mother's villainous expectations. However, she gradually finds friendship and a sense of belonging in Auradon, leading to a transformation.
  • Played By: Sofia Carson

Background and Personality Traits

  • Personality: Evie is intelligent, resourceful, and fiercely loyal. Despite initial vanity, she possesses inner kindness. Her conflict between ingrained beliefs and a desire for genuine connection creates a compelling arc.
  • Appearance: Evie's style is iconic – bold blue hair, dark makeup, and her signature heart-themed crown. Her outfits seamlessly blend elements of her mother's regal style with her own rebellious flair.

Role in the Story

  • Major Plot Points: Evie's use of the Magic Mirror, her attempts to win a prince, and ultimately choosing friendship over her mother's schemes are pivotal moments in the Descendants films.
  • Impact on Narrative: Evie's evolution challenges the traditional "good vs. evil" trope. She embodies the idea that change and redemption are possible for anyone, regardless of their lineage.

Cultural Impact

  • Fan Reception: Evie is a beloved character, particularly among those who relate to her struggle for identity. Her costumes, catchphrases, and DIY spirit inspire countless cosplays.
  • Thematic Significance: Evie represents the rejection of societal labels and the importance of pursuing kindness. Her story resonates with viewers who feel pressure to conform or who are discovering their own path.

With this deeper understanding of Evie, you're well-equipped to bring her to life—whether through your costume or by channeling her captivating spirit.

Further Reading

Additional Tips

Creating the perfect Evie costume is just the beginning. To make your portrayal of this iconic character even more authentic and memorable, consider these additional tips:

  1. Nail the Makeup: Evie's makeup is subtle but enhances her features. Focus on soft pink lips, well-defined eyebrows, and a natural complexion to capture her look.
  2. Practice the V-Braid: If you're not familiar with braiding, practice the V-braid hairstyle before the event to ensure it looks just right.
  3. Stay in Character: Throughout the party or event, channel Evie's confidence and charm. Engage in conversations about fashion and demonstrate kindness and empathy.
  4. Accessories Matter: Pay attention to the details. Evie's heart necklace, crown, and red ankle boots are crucial to her style, so make sure they are well-matched.
  5. Learn a Signature Dance Move: Evie is known for her dance moves in the Descendants movies. Consider learning one of her signature dances to impress fellow partygoers.


  1. What are the essential elements of an Evie costume?
    • The essential elements include the Evie costume itself, a matching wig, Evie's crown, her heart necklace, red ankle boots, and makeup to capture her look.
  2. How can I style the Evie wig to achieve the V-braid look?
    • To achieve the V-braid hairstyle, start with a high ponytail, split it into two sections, and create a braid in each section. Then, secure the braids with blue hair ties.
  3. Are there different versions of Evie's costume from the Descendants movies?
    • Yes, Evie's costume varies slightly in each Descendants movie. You can choose the version that you like the most, but make sure it matches the movie you're referencing.
  4. What makeup should I use to achieve Evie's look?
    • For Evie's makeup, focus on soft pink lips, well-defined eyebrows, and a natural complexion. You can use makeup products in these shades to capture her style.
  5. How can I stay in character as Evie during a costume event?
    • To stay in character, embrace Evie's confidence, charm, and fashion-forward attitude. Engage in conversations about fashion, and showcase kindness and empathy.
  6. Are there any signature dance moves associated with Evie's character?
    • While there are no specific signature dance moves, you can learn dance routines from the Descendants movies to add an extra layer of authenticity to your portrayal.
  7. Can I customize my Evie costume with unique accessories?
    • Absolutely! Adding personal touches or unique accessories can make your Evie costume even more special and tailored to your style.


You've mastered the details of Evie's iconic look, practiced her playful mannerisms, and gained insights into her fascinating personality. With the knowledge provided in this guide, you have everything you need to bring this stylish and complex character to life. Now, channel that inner Evie energy, embrace her confidence, and let your own unique flair shine through. Your unforgettable Evie portrayal starts now!

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