My DIY Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) Costume
|My final costume for Aurora, not 100% true to the movie/books, but close enough. Photo by Candace Park|
The white to the top was just a white tulle thing I had from our wedding (we tied them around the bridal party's chairs) and just tied in a loose knot across my shoulders, after failing miserably at attaching it to the dress itself and failing at making a non-strapless dress look strapless. Luckily the necklace was big enough to partially hide the fact that my dress was high necked. I made the gloves from an old pair of pink dance tights- though they kept falling down because they were ment for legs, not my arms. haha
|Photo by Candace Park|
Also to my luck, Disney actually updated Aurora's dress to have flowers on it, so my dress actually looked a little closer to it.
It was so fun to dress up as a pretty princess and read to the kiddos. I joined fellow storybook characters: Belle (from Beauty & the Beast), Snow White, Anna (Frozen), Robin Hood and Maid Marian, Little Red Riding Hood and the Bad Wolf, and the Mad Hatter. Never in my life have I been so happy to make small children smile, as I felt like those Disney characters at Disneyworld with all the photos I had to take. I also got a GREAT workout by squatting/kneeling in the poofy dress to take hundreds of photos with little shorties.
|Reading to the kiddos the story of Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Candace Park|
All in all, it was a great time, and my fellow princesses/storybook characters also seemed to enjoy themselves (I'd share photos of their costumes too, but I don't want to share pics of people without their approval). We ended up wandering around the mall in costume, and took more shots with others in the mall. After all of that, we decided to start a Princesses In Real Life facebook page/instagram, etc. to share our travels as princesses doing real life things (shopping, having lunch, etc.)
|Princesses got Swag, especially in Claires!|
|Driving was interesting too, while in this getup. lol|