Thursday, September 29, 2011

Halloween Costumes... Cinderella and Prince Charming

 Since I just posted pictures of me dressing up as Cinderella at my daughter's princess party, I guess I better explain where the costume came from...
{my poor husband is probably going to die of embarrassment}

ok. so a few years ago- I do not know what got into me- but I thought it would be fun to dress up as Prince Charming and Cinderella for Halloween. I think we pulled it off pretty well, but before I go any further, I have to tell you that it took a lot of convincing and coaxing and one really good promise in order to convince Troy to go along with this. I'm pretty sure all the guys who saw him in this costume had a really good laugh, but hopefully said to themselves, that's a guy who really loves his wife. Haha, he took it in stride, and is confident enough to go along with most of my crazy ideas. Gosh I love him.

But still, to this day, I cannot believe I made him do this! poor chap.
Although I hafta say, I do think he made one handsome Prince Charming!!!

As far as costume construction goes...

The Cinderella dress was my junior high school prom dress! My mom made it, and the cool thing is that its reversible! (She's a genius).  I added the white satin with safety pins, covered a headband with satin, and found the other accessories laying around.
For Prince Charming, there was a lot of cardboard, gold fabric, curtain tassels, random trimmings, hot glue, and safety pins involved. This was a 20 minute job tops. I just used a white shirt and black pants, and hand sewed or safety pinned all the trimmings to my victim husband.

Oh, and then there's our kids. Yeah, I made Halloween a little more about us than our kids that year... whoops. But they were little and didn't care. Now Halloween is all about them :)
So we had a mini Cinderella, who wouldn't share any candy and that devious look on her face just kills me. And then there was baby Gus Gus. We borrowed that amazing costume from a good friend. She looked so hilarious!

And there ya have it. One cheesy but happy family ever after on Halloween 3 years ago. (way, way cheesy). The end.


  1. OH MY GOSH! I am so in love! aha ha ha ha ha That look on Reese's face is the FUNNIEST thing ever! ha ha You guys are so cute!

  2. P.S. So funny that you can still fit in your junior high school prom dress! ha ha

  3. You guys are adorable! I am loving those costumes! Such a fun little family you have!

  4. Cute! I love how I could tell you were mormon just from looking at the wall in the picture background. Newest follower!

  5. Can't believe your mom made that!! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!


  6. This is so adorable. You make a beautiful Cinderella.

  7. Stopping by from Nifty Thrifty Things! The fact that you still fit in a junior high prom dress is VERY impressive. Love the costumes! We do a family theme every year for Halloween and my husband always plays along! :0)

  8. Too cute! I saw a prince charming diy on another blog and so badly wanted to do it for my little guy but I do not sew (it was a full suit). But just using a nice white shirt with added embellishments like you did looks great, too! I just might have to try it. :) Thanks for sharing!

  9. Love these costumes! And WOW your mom has some great talent making that dress... and making it reversible! Beautiful costumes and a beautiful family!

    Stopping by from the running with glitter linky!

  10. LOVE family costumes, only I had to be the fairy godmother when we did Cinderella! You guys look great!

  11. LOVE this! Just found your blog thanks to a google search for a Gus Gus costume. I was wondering if you knew where you friend purchased it. I've been looking for one everywhere for my almost 18 month old daughter to wear and haven't had any luck.

  12. Love that gus gus costume! Where can I find that?


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