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The animated Disney movie, Moana, was released in 2016 and young girls everywhere instantly fell in love with the feisty, determined heroine of the story. Since then, the Moana character costume has become a favourite Halloween and fancy-dress choice for girls.

The real Moana costume consists of solely of natural products found on the island where she lives, namely tapa, a textile made from the mulberry tree, and pandanas, a kind of palm tree. Extensive research went into the design of the movie costume, but since the story takes place almost 3000 years ago, there wasn’t a lot of evidence to rely on.

The complete commercial version of the children’s costume consists of a printed red tube top, a grass underskirt and a printed outer skirt, tied around the waist with a sash. In the movie, Moana also wore a special shell necklace. All the costume versions available have only minor deviations in style, so they are instantly recognisable.

Taken from the pages of Pacific island history, Moana is yet another in a long line of Disney princesses who have captured the imagination of young girls everywhere. She is easily relatable as the strong, adventurous daughter of a tribal chief who sets out to save her people and her home.

Though the Moana character in the movie is supposed to be around 16 years old, the costume can realistically be worn by younger girls. It is available in smaller sizes (6 to 10) for young girls and sizes 10 to 12 for older girls and smaller women.

The Moana costume for girls is a perennial favourite for parties and even dress ups at home. Because it is so reasonably priced in any of the eBay stores, you can easily afford to treat your little girl with this special costume she will love for years to come.

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