For Halloween 2008 my princess decided she wanted to be Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. This was perfect as far as her hair was concerned because it was the right color and the right length!
Dorothy hair is pretty simple and it most often parted with a straight division right down the middle but we decided to make it a bit more modern and offset the bangs a bit.
We created two even French Braids going all the way down the head and then we continued plating about 6 more times after all of the hair had been added in.
We placed the elastic directly under the final plates of the braids and then curled the remaining hair into one large ringlet by using hot curlers. She wore this style 4 days in a row - a dance performance, school, trunk-or-treat and then Halloween night so I got really good at it. :)