Costumes

Cinderella Costume

Cinderella

Part of the trip to Disneyland costumes that I made for my daughter.

This was based on the live action film of 2015. As it was for my daughter, I used the Disney pattern from Simplicity. It certainly helped to cut down designing time!

I had wonderful fun, collecting all of the fabrics, from the sparkly organza to the iridescent net which looked just like in the film.

Image: Photo of a young girl wearing a Cinderella costume. It is a side view. She is looking up, wistfully. A magic wand is tapping her head. The photo is without background. Instead a faux book is behind. It is open showing, on right page, another picture of the girl in the costume next to the Disney Cinderella carriage. On the left page, is a picture of a clock with the hands nearly at midnight.


Tinkerbell Costume

Tinkerbell

Another of the Disneyland trip costumes. Tinkerbell has always been my daughter’s favourite, and so she wanted to dress as Tinkerbell for the second time we went to the magical place.

As she had grown out of her previous costume, she wanted a mummy-made outfit this around.

I used a basic child’s dress pattern to style. The fabric is in two layers: a lime green cotton, with bright green sparkly organza over the top. I sewed bother layers together as one, so that the seam allowance was hidden. The hem was appliquéd into leaf like shapes.

Pom poms were added to some green ballet pumps. Wings were bought at Disneyland. (I decided to try making wings another time!)

Image: Photo of a girl wearing at Tinkerbell costume. The girl is facing forwards, with her head to one side and smiling with her hands clapsed together. The photo has had the background removed. Instead, is a picture of woodland at twilight, with fireflies hovering around.


Elsa (Frozen) Costume

Elsa Costume

First trip to Disneyland. On one of the days my daughter wanted to be Elsa, from Frozen. It was the film for her age group, at the time.

Elsa was one if the Disney costumes that she didn’t have, and she wanted a very special dress. So I got to use my skills in cosplay costuming.

I made the pattern from scratch. It consists of a bodice, which I quilted to look like the ice particles; a long sleeved top made from dance wear fabric; and a satin long skirt. For the train/cape I used two layers of organza, one with sparkly beads incorporated into it. I then appliquéd the Elsa snowflake design onto it. This took a lot of time and patience!

Image: Photo of a girl wearing an Elsa from Frozen costume. The background has been removed. Instead there is a background of a snow drift, with falling snow. The girl is sideways on, twisting her head to the side. She is holding up her hand, pretending to create a magic snow flurry. This has been edited in using snowflake graphics. (It is to obscure the child’s face).

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