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Coolest Cinderella Costume

by Cheryl
(West Valley, UT)

Homemade Cinderella Costume

Homemade Cinderella Costume

I've been working on my daughter's dress since March! I wanted to get it just right. I looked everywhere for just the right fabric and finally found it at an interior decorating place, but it was stretch velvet, which is impossible to sew.

So, I backed the entire thing with iron-on interfacing, which worked beautifully. There are also no known patterns for an "authentic" looking Cinderella dress, so I had to piece together a Sleeping Beauty skirt to a Snow White bodice. Then I changed the neckline, made up the sleeves and the "hip pillows."

The slip was the hardest part. I put 15 yards of netting in there, but it just wasn't big enough, so I bought some boning and it was strong enough to hold up this dress (it's very heavy), so I bought a metal wreath that had 4 hoops in it. I took the loops apart. I cut some and pieced some and sewed them into the slip.

I even had to make the gloves! I bought them, but they were way too big, so I had to alter them quite a bit and by the time I was finished, I wished I had just made them from scratch!

I'm very pleased with the final product, but it was extremely difficult and time-consuming. But it only cost about $30 to make and it looks great, so I'm one happy mom! (

I also made costumes for the rest of my family. My son is Prince Charming, I am the Fairy Godmother, and my husband is the Duke (with the shoe on the pillow).

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Love it
by: Kelli

I Love this costume. I have wanted my daughter to be Cinderella but hated all the store costumes. Looks great! If you were ever interested in selling it please let me know. You can email me at

by: Anonymous


too cute!
by: Krisitie

Wow! That's beautiful! I'm sure your little girl will not only love it for Halloween but for as long as she fits in to it!

Are you going to sell this dress?
by: Kristy

if you are going to sell this after using it! :)


I loved the idea! I love everything about it from top to bottom! You are a gifted artist! The idea of making something for the whole family was a great idea to. You are so awesome! That must have taken so long and it was very cool that you didn't give up! You gave me hope so when I have a project I'll remember you and how much time you spent and how incredible the out come was. You're amazing! Incredible Job (again)!

A Little Girl's Dream!
by: Melysa

I have to tell you, I have been searching and searching on the web for something just like this with no success. Please tell me you would be interested in making one for me or maybe loaning/selling this one? My daughter just turned four and would love nothing more than to be Cinderella. Oddly enough, I was hoping to outfit the family in the same theme just as you did with my 1 1/2 year old son as prince charming, of course! I am in complete admiration of your use of fabric and craftsmanship.

Extraordinary job!!!
by: Anonymous

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

by: Anonymous


by: Anonymous

absolutely best costume I've seen, you did a great job! Closest thing to the movie that I've found.

this dress is beautiful
by: Anonymous

If you are interested in making one, let me no we are going to Disney and this is cutest I've foung. Please let me know, I love it

will you make a replica for me?
by: Anonymous

Will you make a replica of this exact dress for me? Looking to fit a 3T. If you want to sell the duke and fairy godmother costume I would love to see those pics and buy or rent those from you as well. Going to Disney in couple of weeks, and would love to have for Halloween as well. Let me are extremely talented and did a GREAT job!

by: Mama of a princess

What would you charge to make one for my little princess?

Response to Everyone
by: Cheryl

I just happened to be searching the internet and realized that this dress I made for my daughter is posted on this site. I had no idea. I remember entering the contest years ago, but didn't know the picture and explanation were posted. I feel bad for not ever responding to all the wonderful feedback from everyone (that I didn't even know about). I had no idea. Thanks so much for all your interest in this dress. It really was fun and I've had so many positive comments. It's really worn now and desperately needs to be professionally cleaned. I probably will not be selling it and I'm not sure that I can make it again. The fabric was the best part about the whole thing and I've never seen it available anywhere. For the right price and with the right fabric, I could probably make a decent replica, but this first one will always be the most special and the best.

by: Kristi

that is amazing! Now I'm on the hunt for material to do my own. LOVE IT!

For Sale?
by: Kim

Would you be willing to make another costume for my 2 year old?

by: Shonda

Where did you say the fabric?

Response from Seamstress
by: Anonymous

Please see my previous comment above. I don't think I'll be selling this dress and I haven't seen the fabric available anywhere else since... even at the store I originally bought it from! I don't think I've got it in me to make another one, but honestly, I'm not a master seamstress or anything. I just was determined to make this beautiful and I didn't give up. If I can do it, you can do it too! Good luck everyone! And thanks again for all your kind compliments!

Cinderella Costume
by: Elena

The costume looks really good! Great job!

I have something weird to say.. The little girl who is wearing the costume looks exactly like me when I was a child! It might sound dumb, but I have to think about it everyday because the similarity is unbelievable!

Sorry for this weird comment!

Have a nice day:)

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Coolest Prince Charming and Cinderella Costume 3

by Ralph
(Saratoga Spring, New York)

Homemade Prince Charming and Cinderella Costume

Homemade Prince Charming and Cinderella Costume

This Prince Charming and Cinderella Costume were our costumes for a Halloween Piano Recital where I accompanied my daughter on the song "So This is Love" from Walt Disney's "Cinderella."

I adapted the McCall's pattern for a Civil War uniform to make my outfit, and adapted and combined Simplicity's patterns for Snow White and Sleeping Beauty to make hers. Sadly, this pattern is no longer in print. She was forty-two inches tall at the time, and yet the circumference of the dress was twenty-four feet!

My costume is constructed of gabardine embellished with lots of gold braid and trim. The gown is made of crepe backed satin. I purchased the gloves for us both, and covered a headband with leftover gown fabric. I strung her necklace with square beads to give it the appearance of being a choker and dressing it a bit more than using a plain black ribbon.

Getting her hair to stay up in a bun was almost as challenging as making the costumes!

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by: Amy

Wow. These look amazing.And such a wonderful dad to be willing to dress up for his daughter.

by: Amanda

GREAT costumes, GREAT music, but most of all GREAT FATHER!

by: Anonymous

I don't know what else to say, except precious! The costumes were absolutely amazing, and every girl deserves a dad like this.

by: Anonymous

Bravo! I actually shed a tear for such a moving gesture and performance! <3

so sweet
by: Anonymous

i also teared up. what a wonderful daddy.

What Sizes? How Much?
by: Anonymous

Please tell me what sizes the costumes are.
Thank you,
La Taylor

Reply to La Taylor
by: Anonymous

My daughter was 8 at the time, but small for her age ... I thinks it's a size 6 or 7. I'm 5'6 ... the jacket is a 38" and the pants 29 waist.

Thanks to you all for your kind comments :~)

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Coolest Fairy Godmother from Cinderella Costume 2

by Dorlynn N.
(Orlando, Florida)

Homemade Fairy Godmother from Cinderella Costume

Homemade Fairy Godmother from Cinderella Costume

As one of my favorite characters, I just had to have a Fairy Godmother from Cinderella Costume. Fabric is a heavy weight satin in blue/green with pink accents. The costume is in 3 pieces. A skirt in blue with a pink waistband. Blue top with the long sleeves lined in pink. The last piece is the hooded capelet in blue and also lined in pink, with a large pink bow to attach it closed in the front.

The costume is completed with white gloves, a white wig and pink ballet flats. I also have a matching drawstring bag in the blue fabric. I made this costume about 4 years ago. I have worn it to many costume parties and have at least a couple offers to buy it every year. It is shown here at Walt Disney World Halloween Party with one of their characters.

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Would you rent this costume to me???

I'm taking my best friend to Jackson, MS for the Sweet Potato Queens Parade the weekend before her wedding. I'm putting together a Cinderella bride outfit for her and, since I'm going to be her maid of honor, I thought it would be fun to go as her fairy godmother. I've found similar costumes online, but I don't really want to spend $50 on something I'll probably only wear once!

For Rent?
by: Angela

Would you rent your costume to me? Please let me know. This is a one-of-a-kind!

by: Jen

Do you rent this costume? I would be very interested. It's gorgeous.

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Coolest Homemade Cinderella Custume 5

by Natalie

Homemade Cinderella Costume

Homemade Cinderella Costume

This is my version of a Cinderella costume. I made it for a convention. I went there with my friends, so all together we were Cinderella, Tinkerbell, Alice in Wonderland, Sally from 'Nightmare Before Christmas' and Peter Pan.

For my homemade Cinderella costume I bought some satin fabric in blue and white - 4 meter of the blue one and 2 meter of the white one. I also bought a 60 cm zipper for the back. First I started with the top of the dress, then the skirt and in the end the puffed sleeves.

I bought some white gloves and a blond wig. I styled the wig, made the necklace and made the hairband. I put some Swarovki stones on the hairband, the gloves and the dress to make it look more Disney like.

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by: Holly Claire

You look adorable! Do you have pictures of your friends costumes too?

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Coolest Homemade Cinderella Halloween Costume 4

by Krystal S.
(Prescott Valley, AZ)

Homemade Cinderella Halloween Costume

Homemade Cinderella Halloween Costume

My daughter is Cinderella. My mother-in-law made the Homemade Cinderella Halloween Costume. It's all handmade, every piece of it!

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