princess bubblegum costume guide

Set out for adventure at your next cosplay event by trying your hand at a Princess Bubblegum costume. With just a few easy steps, you can transform into the super sweet and bubbly (literally!) character from Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time.

Fair warning, if you aren’t going with the store-bought dress options, you will need A LOT of pink fabric to finish this cosplay.

Now let’s get started!

How to Dress Like Princess Bubblegum

Pink Dress

The first step is to find a pink dress that resembles Princess Bubblegum’s signature style. You can either purchase a pre-made costume or piece one together yourself. If you’re going the DIY route, we recommend checking out your local thrift store for a pink dress that you can alter to look like Princess Bubblegum. Once you have your clothing, it’s time to move on to the next step!

Next, add some ruffles or other embellishments to the bottom of the dress to give it a more princess-like look. Finally, put on your tights and shoes, and you’re all set!

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The first order of business is to track down a pink gown that is reminiscent of Princess Bubblegum’s characteristic look. You have the option of buying a ready-made outfit or putting one together yourself. A pink garment, easily altered to resemble Princess Bubblegum, can be found at most good thrift stores. Put on your clothes, for the next phase is here!

To finish off the princess-worthy aspect of the dress, add some frills or other embellishments to the hem. Now that you have your tights and shoes on, you are ready to go!

Princess Bubblegum Crown

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Pink Wig

Her pink, straight hair is long and reaches almost to her hips. Princess Bubblegum’s signature pink hair is a look that few people can achieve without resorting to a high-quality pink wig, as real pink hair so long is quite uncommon. We suggest looking at places like or your neighborhood costume shop.

The next step, after obtaining your wig, is to style it. Brush it out, then set it with hairspray.

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Pink Skin

She’s not called Princess Bubblegum for nothing! She gets her name from her signature bubblegum pink skin.

You could wear a pink zentai suit, or you could use body paint on all your exposed skin. But if you go that route, do it right with some good quality body paint. I recommend the makeup from Mehron. I’ve used this face and body paint during other cosplay builds, and it never disappoints!

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DIY Cosplay Tutorials

Princess Bubblegum Makeup Tutorial by pomberry

Highlights from Pomberry

🎃 I’m creating a Princess Bubblegum look for Halloween, complete with vibrant and fun makeup!

🖌️ I’ve chosen to use water-activated face paint, and I take steps to protect my skin from staining.

💄 My makeup plan involves a combination of highlighting and contouring techniques, specifically tailored to achieve a round face shape for an authentic Princess Bubblegum appearance.

👃 I meticulously craft a button-like nose through precise contouring, adding to the charm of the character.

👀 To capture Princess Bubblegum’s signature look, I use eyeshadow to create a beautifully rounded eye shape that enhances the overall effect.

👁️ For the eyebrows, I’m getting creative by using NYX liquid suede lipstick, giving them a unique and colorful twist.

🍑 To add warmth and a touch of playfulness, I apply a warm-toned blush around the nose area, ensuring the character’s youthful appeal.

✨ To make this transformation even more magical, I’m drawing inspiration from a previous Marceline look, infusing a hint of nostalgia into the makeup design.

About Princess Bubblegum

Princess Bonnibel Bubblegum was spawned from the Mother bubble gum and is immortal, meaning she doesn’t age.

At first, she seems prim and proper – always wearing dresses with puffy sleeves and very ladylike behavior. But don’t be fooled, this princess is also a scientist! Princess Bubblegum is always shown experimenting in her lab and developing new inventions.

She’s also fiercely loyal to her kingdom and will do whatever it takes to protect it, even if that means going head-to-head with some of the most dangerous villains.

Princess Bubblegum is a fun character to cosplay because she has such a unique look. With her bright pink skin and candy-like dress, she’s sure to stand out in any crowd. Plus, who doesn’t love Adventure Time?

Wrapping Up

Whether for cosplay or Halloween, dressing like Princess Bubblegum is a fun way to express your support for Adventure Time and have some fun. Put together a Princess Bubblegum costume in no time flat with just a few basic items! Now, then, why do you dither? There is no better time to cosplay than Adventure Time!

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