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« on: November 03, 2008 10:18:32 AM »

(Cross posted from Halloween Thread as well)

We had a theme party this year for Halloween: "Happily Never After"

We all dressed up as different Disney Princesses that had been killed in different ways.

I made 6 costumes, pretty much all from scratch, for our group (below I list what I did and didn't do), which was kinda stressful, since I've never done so many projects at once, but it was worth it!

The group before the "dead" makeup:


My favorite was Snow White. 

I made everything from scratch without a pattern.  For the shirt I used an old navy blue tshirt, cut the neck into a v shape and sewed on the gold ribbon detailing down the front. Then I added the blue puff sleeves (I used a regency pattern for their shape) and red felt "slits".  Then I glued two layers of white felt together for the collar which I sewed onto the shirt as well.  I made the skirt out of two yards of fabric and it has a basic elastic waist band.  Snow White and her prince were killed by seven angry dwarves who were mad their maid was leaving them....

Next we have Ariel, the Little Mermaid.
Unfortunately I don't have a great picture so you'll have to refer to the ones above for now.  I created the skirt without a pattern following the general instructions from the book "Sew What! Skirts" for a straight form fitted skirt.  I don't have a good pic yet of the bottom of it, but I used stiff tulle for the flippers.  I created the sea shells without a pattern as well.  I stuffed them with quilt batting and then sewed the lines on them and attached together and added ties and a clear halter strap to help keep it up.  Ariel was strangled by seaweed...

The last one I made completely from scratch was Pocahontas.  She didn't want an off the shoulder dress similar to the one in the movie, so I just created a very basic shift and added faux suede fringe.  I also made the turquoise necklace out of cardboard, which I spray painted.  She got an arrow through the head... something about an accident with John Smith...

For Belle and Cinderella we had some prom dresses that we added to to create the costumes.

I was Cinderella - who was bludgeoned in the head with her glass slipper by her jealous ugly step-sister.  I added the peplum and sleeves (again made without a pattern - they are both stuffed with tulle to give them some volume), which are detachable since the dress wasn't mine.

For Belle we added extra fabric around her shoulders for the "off the shoulder look" and around the skirt to mimic the flouncing.  Unfortunately Belle was the victim of domestic violence (some habits die hard - once a beast, always a beast).

Last we have Jasmine who was mauled by her tiger.  This was an old medieval costume that was originally a dress.  My friend cut it in half, turned the bottom of the skirt into pants and then I helped add the gold bands to the bottom of the shirt and to the pants as well as put elastic into the bottom of the pants.

So there you have it!  Six costumes and if you can believe it, I did them all in just two days!  Not sure if I ever want to make so many at once again, but it was so worth it.  Everyone loved the idea and we had a blast acting dead all night!


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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008 10:37:50 AM »

Great job on the pieces made from scratch and the recons! Everything looked so believable. I live the stories of how each princess was killed. Too funny. LOL!

« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008 10:39:22 AM »

The stories are fabulous!  I'm uber-impressed with six costumes in two days!

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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008 11:58:37 AM »

haha very funny!
you worled so much! but it definitely paid off
your jasmine friends looks so much like the real one Smiley

« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2008 12:56:13 PM »

Thanks!  Yeah, it was a lot of work, but worth it! 

Coming up with the back stories was probably the best party.  We had lots of ideas... Smiley  It's was fun too because we each kinda fit the personality of the Princess we were.  We were definitely clear on who was going to be who.

It was too bad we couldn't find someone to be Sleeping Beauty but we just told everyone she slept through it... Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2008 01:26:29 PM »

You did a fantastic job on these costumes! I love the stories about each one. Awesome idea!

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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2008 02:05:41 PM »

This was such an awesome Idea! I love the stories! Just fantastic-ly clever!

Okay so once again I am completely redoing my pictures. Got tired of photobucket, the only reason I used it was for here so I decided I will just use Craftster's photo uploader. So while I am switching over my photo links will be broken. Message me if there is a post you would like the pics for.
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2008 08:58:29 AM »

This is absolutely phenomenal.  The creativity of the scenarios, the costumes are amazing - the skill & detail & yes, they each look like what the princess would wear.  Love, love, love what you did!  Looks like it was a blast.  Awesome to have friends to all join in! 
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