Last year, our Disney Villain costumes were entirely store bought. And it was a wonderful way to live.
But then this year, after months of the girls endlessly debating what our family costume should be, they settled on Sleeping Beauty and there were not great options to buy ready-made costumes.
We ordered as many pieces as we could, but I definitely had to pull out my rusty sewing skills to fill in the gaps.
So I found myself this week making multiple trips to Jo-Ann’s, googling free patterns and cutting and ironing endless capes and hats for the Sleeping Beauty fairies, Maleficent and Prince Phillip.
And I think it all ended up pretty nicely, if I do say so myself.
But I’m also swearing to myself that next year I’ll make them pick a family theme where I can just order everything.
SLEEPING BEAUTY COSTUME SOURCES
Prince Phillip Costume: Hat made by me (from this pattern) // Cape made by me // Top // Belt // Pants // Boots
Aurora costume: White top // Bodice made by me // Skirt // Shawl made by me // Shoes // Headband
Maleficent Costume Kids: Dress // Cape made by me // Headband
sleeping beauty fairies
Red Fairy costume: Dress // Cape made by me // Hat made by me // Wands made by the girls
Blue Fairy costume:Dress // Cape made by me // Hat made by me // Wands made by the girls
Green Fairy costume: Dress // Cape made by me // Hat made by me // Wands made by the girls
Your costumes turned out great! I love them! What a clever idea! I know it’s a lot of work, but homemade costumes just feel and look so much better. And hold up if used for dress up. Halloween sewing is pretty much my favorite, but I got off easy this year! We have a mummy and Frankenstein and I wore a witch costume we already had and turned my husband into a pumpkin. Happy Halloween!!
Ani has that evil stare down pat! 🤣
Super cute! I love family costumes!!!
All the costumes were spot on! You did great! I’m sure you’re relieved they are finished.
These are amazing and SO FUN! I especially like the fairy hats. So impressive all that you sewed and they came out so good!! We’re doing our first family costume this year and, luckily, all store bought! Largely at target on clearance over the years!
These costumes are so dang cute! Great work!
So fun and fabulous!! I’m especially impressed with the hats, but all three fairy costumes are so good! I’m sure they will love those dresses for dress-up afterwards, too 🙂
Your attention to details in costumes and posing is impeccable. Are you sure you weren’t cast as Aurora earlier in your life? I love that you didn’t do the big pink dress, but went with that wood dance scene.
You all look amazing!! I can’t decide which is my favorite!
How did the girls choose who to be?? Were there any disagreements over which color fairy and who would be the villain?
Janssen Bradshaw says
Thank you! And nope, everyone was really happy with their costume – we circled around dozens of costume themes until we settled on this one where everyone got to be who they wanted to be.
I love Flora, Fauna, and Merriweather! There is an adorable mini backpack of them that I did not purchase, because I am an adult.
I did purchase a Baymax mini backpack . . .