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The Princess Bride Costume

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The Princess Bride Costume

The Princess Bride: Westley, Inigo, and Buttercup

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Photo #1 - The Princess Bride: Westley, Inigo, and Buttercup Photo #2 - Inigo Montoya Photo #3 - Buttercup's dress detail Photo #4 - Princess Buttercup Photo #5 - Dread Pirate Westley Photo #6 - 'Prepare to die!' Photo #7 - Westley and Buttercup
Costume type:  Costumes for Groups
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for groups entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Lauren, the 'The Princess Bride' costume creator:

"As you wish..." This year, I made costumes for my three kids from the movie "The Princess Bride". James (10) was Westley, Eliza (8) was Princess Buttercup, and Brian (3) was Inigo Montoya. "The Princess Bride" is one of our favorite movies and the kids were delighted to step into the roles of their beloved characters. I made the costumes to closely resemble the costumes from the movie using fabric I bought, as well as some fabric I already had. I did not use any patterns, but I did use some online tutorials as a guide for making the boys' shirts. I made boot covers and a vest for Inigo, and bought a cheap mullet wig and shortened it for his hair. I also made the head covering and cloth belt for Westley, just making it up as I went along. Princess Buttercup's wedding dress is very unique, and was quite a challenge, especially since I have never made a dress with sleeves before, but it turned out great! I did actually modify a sleeve pattern that I already had to make the top of the sleeves come out right (and to ensure that my daughter could move in the dress!) I found cute trim that I used to embellish the dress. I made her crown out of a piece of a plastic coffee can covered in foil and small flower picks, and I made the necklace to match the original using pieces of jewelry from a craft store. I bought swords and a mask to complete the look. In all, I spent about $60 on these costumes. My kids loved their costumes and so did everyone who saw them!

Rating: 4.5 of 5. Votes: 51

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#1 comment by Lisa Hall December 6, 2014

These are phenomenal!!! Question - are they for sale? I can't find a Westley costume for my son anywhere - even on Amazon... I'd love to purchase if you're interested in selling :) Thanks!

#2 comment by Rochelle December 6, 2014

You did a great job!

#3 comment by Lauren December 6, 2014

Thanks for your sweet comments! I can't sell it (many of the pieces are things we still use!), but I can give you some tips. I did make the shirt myself, but I'm not really a seamstress and so it's not perfect. A plain black oversized shirt (maybe a v-neck ladies' shirt) with a piece of black fabric tied around the waist works really well! The pants are actually girls' leggings, the boots belong to my daughter (I added some fabric at the top for the cuff), and I bought the mask and sword from Party City. The head covering is just a triangle of black fabric, tied in the back, and the black leather-like gloves belong to my husband. I hope this helps!

#4 comment by Lisa Hall December 10, 2014

Ok, thank you :)

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