A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November Crafting Tips & Tricks: Check out Kittykill's latest DIY video, How to Make Glowing Wax Globes!
Total Members: 314,630
Currently Running With Scissors:
210 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: 6 Dead Disney Princesses!  (Read 3956 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: November 03, 2008 10:06:42 AM »

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!


Costume Blog: Bella Miss Ella
Regular Blog:
Bella Boston
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2008 06:42:47 AM »

Ha! Ha!  Those are so great!!  I love the explanations of their deaths!  Too funny!
Medieval Craft lover
Offline Offline

Posts: 381
Joined: 11-Oct-2008

I live to learn new crafting techniques!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2008 01:09:29 PM »

Very original, and great costumes! And in two days? Wow!

When in doubt - use gold paint Wink
50 projects in 2013 craftalong
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009 12:05:03 PM »

wow and i lov the cenderella costume best

Dawn's in trouble, it must be tuesday
Offline Offline

Posts: 243
Joined: 23-Nov-2008

View Profile
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2009 10:31:06 PM »

two days?!?!?!??! congrats. i love the belle costume, my favorite!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Ah, fall!
Meatless Monday: Black Bean, Butternut and Spinach Skillet
@Home This Weekend: Clipboard Photo Display

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.