Jhansi Ki Rani fancy dress costume is a firm favourite amongst the mothers of little girls. It provides a little dose of history, a moral on being independent, and a solid sense of self sufficiency to the little girl. So, if your daughter is looking forward to her fancy dress competition and you are looking for fancy dress ideas, then you should make her a Jhansi Ki Rani Fancy Dress Costume. Here’s our DIY guide designed to teach you how to make a Jhansi Ki Rani Laxmibai costume.
Things You Will Need For Jhansi Ki Rani Fancy Dress Costume
- Red / blue sari with border,
- Red turban,
- Old dupatta,
- Permanent marker,
- Silver foil,
- Black chart paper,
- Old doll.
Step 1: The Jhansi Ki Rani Fancy Dress Sari
The Jhansi Ki Rani fancy dress costume hinges on the sari. You need either a red coloured sari or a blue coloured sari but both need to be with a border. More importantly, you need to tie it in the right manner which is the way sari is draped in Maharashtra.
It’s a simple enough process and if you don’t know how to drape a sari in the Maharashtrian style, you can check the video we’ve provided. Jhansi Ki Rani is famous because she stood up to the English and rode to war.
Step 2: Turban
Jhansi Ki Rani fancy dress costume will also require your daughter to wear a turban on her head. However, there is not defined way that this turban needs to be worn so you can tie it like a bandana on her head. Be careful of the fact that this turban was almost always red.
Step 3: Equipment
Draw the shape of a sword on a piece of cardboard and cut it out. Wrap this piece with silver foil to give it the sword look. At the grip, wrap the cardboard with a black chart paper.
The shield of Jhansi Ki Rani was round with four pegs in the centre arranged in a square. Jhansi Ki Rani also wore a small shield. This means that you shield can’t be bigger than a standard cooking pan.
Draw the shape on a piece of cardboard and cut it out. Instead of pasting four pegs in the front, make holes and tie threads through them with knots on the front. This will give the shield a handhold as well as the right look from the front and make the Jhansi Ki Rani fancy dress costume more real.
Step 4: Baby
If you really want to make your daughter’s Jhansi Ki Rani fancy dress costume perfect then you need to create this element too.
For this, you only need an old doll of your daughter’s and a dupatta. Take an old dupatta and tie it around your daughter’s torso from one shoulder to the opposite side of the waist. In this makeshift sling, you can hang the doll.
Step 5: Speech
Jhansi Ki Rani speeches can really bring together a Jhansi Ki Rani fancy dress costume. However, they need to be chosen very carefully. Things to consider, while choosing what your daughter can say on stage, include how easy the lines are for her and how appropriate they are for the character she is portraying. In the case of Jhansi Ki Rani fancy dress, we’ve picked out the lines for you too.
Chamak uthi san sattavan mein, veh talvar purani thi,
Bundele harbolon ke munh hamne suni kahani thi,
Khoob ladi mardani veh to Jhansi wali rani thi.