Pippi has red hair braided into two braids that
are braided so tightly that they stick straight out.
This is Pippi’s most distinctive feature. Don’t forget
to add freckles around the nose.
Pippi wears mismatched long stockings. She
wears one black one and one brown one. This
is presumably where the "Longstocking" part
of her name comes from. Pippi's full name is
"Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade
Mackrelmint Efraim's Daughter Longstocking,"
as stated when Pippi's teacher demands to
know her full name. She is "daughter of Efraim
Longstocking, formerly the Terror of the Sea,
now a cannibal king." Pippilotta is too much
to say, so she goes by Pippi. These stockings
from Amazon are brown and black.
Pippi has black shoes that are twice as big as they
should be. Her father expected her to grow into them.
These clown shoes are made to fit over regular shoes.
They are sixteen inches long and made of plastic.
Pippi wears a blue dress that she made
herself. She didn’t have quite enough
blue cloth so she sewed red patches onto it.
Any of these simple blue dresses would
look like a good Pippi dress. And of
course you’ll need red fabric to sew
patches onto the dress.
Pippi has a bunch of gold coins to use for buying
anything she needs. She obtained these from her
father’s ship when they were separated. You can
carry chocolate gold coins around and hand them
out to people. Leave the top of a couple of the
red patches on the dress open and use them
And of course what Pippi Longstocking
costume would be complete without Pippi’s
pet monkey, Mr. Nilsson. Mr. Nilsson wears
blue pants, a yellow jacket, and a straw hat.
This stuffed monkey is made to sit up on its
own and is perfect for pinning to your shoulder
to give your costume that final touch.
Pippi Longstocking Books
Read all about Pippi Longstocking!
An Interesting Article About Pippi Longstocking
This is a very interesting article delineating the similarities between Pippi and Lisbeth Salander, the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Pippi Longstocking Literary Costume
Pippi Longstocking is the picture of independence. She lives alone in Villa Villekulla and is strong enough to lift a horse above her head. Pippi has served as someone for little girls to look up to for decades. If, like me, you enjoyed reading all about Pippi Longstocking's adventures when you were growing up then you may want to dress up as Pippi for Halloween.
There are many ideas for Pippi Longstocking costumes. The suggestions presented here are ideas and products that will help you create a Pippi costume that holds true to the book.