The kids’ school does something really awesome every year – all second graders attend the “Fairy Tale Ball” where they get to dress up and waltz with their dance partner. The kids have been practicing for 5 weeks and learned how to waltz (and some other fun dances too). I offered to photograph the event, which means of course that I had to dress up too. Which was a great move, since Aidan wanted to be this little emo prince in all black. I told him I would be Snow White and he decided that he wanted to be my Prince. Everyone called him “Prince Charming” and it’s time that I point out that Charming is actually Cinderella’s prince. This has been bugging me for a while now – I have been watching “Once Upon a Time” on abc and Snow’s prince is called Charming in the show! They should have read their Grimm books before putting the show together. Anyways, Snow White’s Prince is just known as “the Prince”. Cinderella’s guy is Prince Charming. Sleeping Beauty’s prince is Prince Phillip (he’s a handsome one!).
I used Simplicity 2813 pattern for my own costume, but I changed quite a few things. The sleeves were such a pita, plus they were way too tight (and my arms are not really all that fat). Also I didn’t like the tear drop shaped appliqués on the sleeves and made my own sleeves (stuffed with tights for extra poofy-ness). I also changed the colors up to match the original Disney costume. I did make the cape, but didn’t wear it for the pictures. Aidan’s costume was all free-styled. I bought him grey tights at Target – size XS from the women’s section. My boy is very skinny, weighing only 55 lbs, but those tights fit him just perfectly. You might want to eat a hamburger or six if you are an adult and fit those tights ;p His boots were from the thrift store – $5! The tabard was super easy – just traced one of his t-shirts and that was that. The cape was pretty easy too once I had decided how I wanted to connect the belt straps (I just used a ring from the purse-making section at JoAnn’s). I used push buttons to attach the cape to the ring. The belt and the cape straps are made from cheap vinyl, 1/4 yard was enough.
So now I can scratch off SnowWhite from my Disney Princess costume bucket list. Now it is time that I grow my hair out and work on Belle’s golden gown :p