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Pocahontas may be well known as a historical Disney Princess, but she was a real life herione as well! As the daughter of Powhatan, a Native American chief, she helped the settlers at Jamestown, Virginia.

In the Disney movie, Pocahontas works to bridge understanding between her people and the new settlers as well, albeit with a little more drama than what was said to have really happened. If you loved the movie, or if you're inspired by her real life adventures, our Pocahontas costumes will help you bring her story to life!

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Pocahontas Costume Ideas

Pocahontas isn't your typical princess. She doesn't need glass slippers or a fancy ball gown or even a fairy godmother. Pocahontas likes to hang out with Grandmother Willow, canoe down the river bend with Meeko, and paint with all the colors of the wind. Dressing as Pocahontas is a great way to get in touch with all the natural elements around you. Who knows? Maybe you'll even make friends with a hummingbird! Perhaps you'll be able to chit-chat with a raccoon or a muskrat? If you have a flair for fringe and walking around barefoot has always been your thing, then you'll love becoming Pocahontas. We'll teach you how to pose like the princess of the Powhatan Tribe and suggest ideas to make a cute couples' costume. All you'll need is an adventurous attitude and a free spirit!

How to Pose for Pictures in Your Pocahontas Costume

"Wave"

Pocahontas Wave Pose

"Explore"

Pocahontas Explore Pose

You're going to see camera flashes all night so you'll need to have a few go-to poses handy. When someone says 'cheese,' pretend to wave at explorers traveling to the New World. Angle your body slightly away from the camera and look off into the distance. Imagine that you see John Smith arriving on his ship and start waving. This is a great pose if you really want to get into character. One of the most memorable moments in the classic Disney movie is when Pocahontas sings 'Colors of the Wind.' Strike a pose like you're experiencing the wind that Pocahontas sings about. Face the camera and act like a gust of wind is blowing against you. This pose is really all about imagination. You could also decide to do a cute princess pose too. This is an easy one, just fold your hands in front of you and pop your knee out. Put a sweet smirk on your face and you'll look like a total tribal princess. If you're an adventurous lady, you'd probably enjoy the 'explorer' pose the most. Bend your knees and look out like you are peering through the bushes into unexplored territory. Look slightly away from the camera like something out in the distance has caught your eye. All these cute poses require imagination, creativity, and personality. Once all these photos get uploaded to Facebook, you'll be happy with all the 'likes' they'll receive!

Couples Costumes to Pair with Pocahontas

Pocahontas and John Smith Costumes

Pocahontas and John Smith Couples Costume

Pocahontas is a cool chick who is wise beyond her years. She's dependable and sticks by her values. Depending on her mood, she may choose to roll solo or find a partner to explore the world with her. If you're looking for someone to compliment your look, you have a variety of options for a couples costume! John Smith makes a great partner, he's all about exploring new lands and is someone who will be spontaneous with you. Miko, the raccoon, is another great choice! Although he can be a little mischievous, Miko is a cuddly friend to count on in any situation. Lastly, if you want someone to match your look, opt for another Native American Indian costume that will pair perfectly with your Pocahontas outfit!

Pocahontas Quotes

Pocahontas Quotes

This is the path I choose, Father. What will yours be?

I'm trying to help my people.

We don't have to fight them! There must be a better way.

What I love most about rivers is you can't step in the same river twice.

If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew.

Pocahontas Makeup Tips

Pocahontas
  • Use a shiny bronzer to help give your cheekbones added definition.
  • A dark brown brow pencil can be used to help fill in your eyebrows and give them a more defined appearance.
  • Black eyeliner can be used on the top lid only and slightly increases in thickness as you reach the outside of the eye. Add a small wing to the edge if you would like your eyes to appear wider.
  • Taking a dark brown eyeshadow and applying it only in the creases of your eyes will add the dimension that Pocahontas has.
  • Applying a soft brown lipstick will help to complete your Pocahontas appearance.