Lu didn't just want a princess party, she wanted EVERYONE. I'm talking the dwarfs, princes, fairies. You name it. We did have a whole fairyland village after all. Even though we did call it a princess party, in reality it really was just a dress up party.
I told her she could have it all--on one condition. We didn't buy a SINGLE costume. Sure we cheated a little bit. I did make a few trips to the store for some posterboard, but mostly we made with what we had.
There are many tutorials for making birthday hats online. I used this template and just adapted them to made them little red dwarf hats, or sleeping beauty fairy hats. I found some great fairy wings at the dollar store.
Finally I made prince charming hats out of felt and just hot glued a feather inside. I adapted the pattern for this robin hood hat by scaling it down a little to be kid sized.
I also braided some Rapunzel hair by braiding some yellow yarn. There are lots of Rapunzel hair tutorials online.