Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs and Prince Charming Family Costume
Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs and Prince Charming
|Costume type:||Costumes for Families|
This homemade costume for families entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Paula, the 'Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs and Prince Charming' costume creator:
How did you come up with the idea for this costume idea?*
In August we were blessed with our 7th child. As we began to talk about costumes for this year’s annual Halloween festivities we jokingly said we should be Snow White and the 7 dwarfs and Prince Charming. What started out as a joke became a reality very quickly.
Our kids were typecast starting with our oldest Joey as Grumpy; Joey's disposition at times tends to be …need I say more? Charlie was Doc, since he is our brainy act who loves to be challenged. Danny was Dopey, which fits his silly and sometimes clumsy personality. Ruby was Happy and well, she is usually always HAPPY. Ellie was Sneezy because is known for her constant and powerful sneezing abilities due to her seasonal allergies. Bashful was our 18 month old daughter, Maddie who tends to be hesitant to with strangers. Of course, Rosie was Sleepy. At the age of 2 months what she does best is, well, sleep. I was Snow White for very obvious reasons and my husband, Carter, is my Prince Charming. After being happily married for 10 years he is truly my Prince!
What items did you use to make this costume? And how?*
Snow White's dress was constructed in two separate pieces. First the blue top was made from a choir robe; we cut off and tailored it by adding elastic to puff out the sleeves along with some red ribbon to the front to add a decorative bodice look. We repurposed the skirt from a used yellow bridesmaid dress. We constructed the red cape from a pillow case and added the white collar which was reused from the upper portion of the bridesmaid dress. To complete the costume I purchased red slippers, a black wig and red head band with a bow.
Prince Charming wore a white button down shirt with a satin blue vest, black belt with a sword, black tights and brown boots. His red cape was made from a pillow case.
For the 7 dwarfs we used oversized turtle necks and with burlap patches; made belts from black ribbon and gold felt; and finished the outfits off with leggings, boots and stocking caps. We purchased the glasses for Doc and also the white beards.
What reactions did you get when wearing this costume?*
The reactions we received on our family costumes were priceless. We attended our boys annual Halloween Parade at their school; the principal brought our entire family up at the end of the parade in which we received an all school round of applause. We also attended our annual Church Harvest celebration in which we were ‘the best dressed’. As our entourage went trick or treating we brought many smiles with our costumes. People were so enthusiastic about our entire family going out together and we were asked by many to stop and pose for numerous group photos. This was definitely our most memorable Halloween!
Our entire cost for all these costumes came to a little over $50! With some creative shopping and sewing our trip to Goodwill brought us a great memory-filled time with a very small price tag!