Prince Charming Costume Tutorial (from Cinderella)

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Be sure to add your homemade Halloween costumes to the you made it/love it flicker group here.  I will be posting many of the photos here, the day before Halloween.  I can’t wait to see what you’ve made!

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My kids are little.
 
So they still don’t have a strong opinion about Halloween costumes.
 
So of course, I coordinate their costumes…….while I still can.  
And before my girl thinks it’s too dorky to match her little brother.  
Because kids hate that, right?
 
 
And because my little girl was so set on being Cinderella (costume found here), I asked my little boy if he’d like to be Gus Gus the mouse (he has the perfect cheeks and belly for that!) or if he wanted to be Prince Charming.  And because his big sister was going to be a princess, and because every day he wants to do exactly what she is doing…….Prince sounded most like Princess, so I think that’s why he quickly chose Prince Charming.
 
But come on, what’s cuter than a little boy in a suit?
 
And even better……..a Prince Charming suit.
Complete with a sword to fight off the bad guys.  And dragons.  And witches.  
(All of the villains he knows from the Disney shows.)   

“Hiiiii-ya!”  (so maybe that’s what a ninja says……but at the last minute, that’s all I could tell him to say.  Now that’s what he says every time.  Ha.)
And what’s a fancy prince, without those shoulder fringe-y things?

Edited: A reader let me know that those spunky little shoulder pieces are called epaulets.  Oh, the things I learn on here!  Thanks Rebekah!

And of course he needed a fancy belt to hold his razor sharp sword.  
(Or plastic one from Wal-Mart.)
 
 
 
And some detailed pants.
 
 
 
But remember Prince Charming, you must always be on guard and ready for danger………to protect your princess.
 
 
 
And fight off any evil who approaches.
Even if the danger approaches you from up high.  
(You know those flying dragons, they can sneak up on you.)
This suits allows for all heroic type movements.  
So fight on, Prince Charming.
Interested in making your own Prince Charming suit?
Or using the details to add onto an already made coat?
 
Remember, tips from this tutorial can be used for many prince style suits and Halloween costumes.
**Warning:  I tried to fit in every step so there are tons and tons and tons of pictures and explanations.  So be patient while scrolling through, if you already know how to do a certain technique. :)

 

I started to make the suit jacket like I do many of my made-from-scratch clothing items,  by using the shape of another piece of clothing that fits, as a guide to make something new. (some examples here, here, and here  I used this button up shirt as a size guide, knowing that it was roomy enough for a coat.
 
I purchased a yard of this white polyester fabric, knowing that it was sturdy enough that I wouldn’t have to line it.  (A yard was plenty to make this for my size 2T wearing boy.)
 
 
 
I traced around the bodice of the yellow shirt and created a paper pattern to use.  (Make sure to include a 1/2 inch seam allowance and several inches to the bottom to make it a longer jacket.  I added another 2 1/2 inches to the bottom on top of that, for a big hem allowance.)  
 
I also actually added about an inch to the inner side of the paper pattern to use to cut out the two front pieces to the jacket…..leaving enough room for the overlapping button section that goes down the front.  (See the pencil line?….that was my guide for the back piece of the coat.  And the full pattern piece is for the 2 front pieces of the suit.)  I cut out 2 pieces for the front of the jacket, then cut the back of the coat on the fold of the fabric, using that pencil line as the guide. 
(Hold up your paper pattern to your little model, making sure that this pattern will be about the right size with added seam allowance, before cutting fabric.)
 
 
Then, I cut out two panels, that were about 3 inches wide, that were cut out with the same contour as the inner side of each front piece.  (These panels will be used for stability for the opening of the jacket.)  So here is the back jacket piece on the left and the two front pieces on the right, with the two panels laying on top of the front pieces.
 
 
Now, trace around your sleeves, and make a pattern for the sleeves of your jacket.  (Make the wrist area of the sleeve a bit larger in circumference than a button-up shirt.  Because button up shirts are a bit pleated above the cuff and have a button opening for little hands to get through.  Your jacket will not.)  Also, make sure to add a 1/2 inch around your paper pattern for your seam allowance. 
 
 
Then cut out 2 sleeves the same size, making sure to cut on the fold.  Also, be sure to cut the sleeves long enough for a 1 inch hem at the end of the sleeve (cuff area).
 
 
Set the sleeves aside and grab your bodice pieces.
 
Now, with right sides together, I sewed the narrow panels right to the inner edges of the front pieces……using a 1/2 inch seam allowance.  Only sew right along the long inner edge.
 
 
Then fold under the opposite edge of each panel a 1/4 inch, then another 1/4 inch, then sew in place.
 
 
Then place each front piece on top of the back jacket piece…..with right sides together and sew along the top of the shoulders and along each side.  Now your jacket will start taking shape. 
 
 
I used a 1/2 inch seam allowance for all of the seams, then used an overlock (or zig-zag) stitch along the raw edges.  Trim if necessary.
 
 
Then turn the jacket right side out and iron all of the seams flat.  And as for the 2 panels along the inner edge of both front jacket pieces?  Fold them over and then towards the inside of the jacket, creating a double layer for button holes and more stability to the front opening of the jacket.
 
 
Now, set the bodice aside and grab your two sleeves.  Keep them folded in half, with right sides together and sew along that inner edge.  Use a 1/2 inch seam allowance, then finish off with an overlock or zig-zag stitch.
 
 
Now, turn the bodice inside out and sleeves right side out and slide each sleeve into the arm hole openings of the bodice, matching up the side seam of the bodice with the side seam of the sleeve.  Pin all along the opening of the sleeve.
 
 
Sew the sleeve to the bodice using a 1/2 seam allowance.  Then use a overlock or zig-zag stitch to finish off the raw edges.  Trim if necessary.
 
 
Then, I turned the jacket right side out and top stitched around the sleeve….but on the bodice side of the sleeve and included the raw edges of the joining fabrics underneath.
 
 
Now, onto the mock-collar section.
 
Cut a long strip of the same fabric, that is long as the top of the jacket is, and add an inch for a seam allowance.  And make your strip as wide as you think will look nicely at the top of the coat (depending on what size jacket you’re making) and then double that.  For example, I wanted my mock collar to stand about 1 1/2 inches high.  So including a 1/2 inch seam allowance on each side, I cut my strip 4 inches wide.  Then I folded and ironed it in half long-ways.  Now it’s 2 inches wide and then after it’s sewn onto the jacket, it will stand 1 1/2 inches tall.
 
 
Then, I turned it back the other way, sewed each end closed using a 1/2 inch seam allowance, then turned it back and ironed it flat again.  So then I had a mock collar piece that was 2 inches tall and as long as the top opening of my jacket.
 
 
I placed the collar (with the fold along the bottom and the raw edge along the top) along the top edge of the open jacket, with right sides together.  It should reach from one end of the opening to the other……with raw edges all along the top.
 
 
Then I sewed along the upper edge, attaching the collar to the jacket, using a 1/2 seam allowance.  Then I finished off the raw edges with an overlock stitch and trimmed a bit.  Then I folded the collar up and sewed a top-stitch along the upper edge of the jacket, including the raw edges underneath in my stitch.  I also sewed along each long edge of the front opening of the jacket.
 
 
Then I folded under the bottom edge a 1/2 inch, then another 2 inches and ironed it in place.  Then I hand stitched the hem in place.  I didn’t want a huge visible seam along the bottom hem.
 
 
Next, I made 3 button holes along the front of the jacket, with the 3rd button being an inch above where his belt would go.
 
 
Then I hemmed up sleeves by folding them under a 1/2 inch, then another half inch, then sewing them in place.
 
 
Now, onto the jacket embellishments.
 
I googled ‘Prince Charming’ online and found this costume of the Prince Charming at Disneyworld/land and decided to use many of its components on my little mini suit.
 
I really liked that gold swirly detail and the brass buttons on the front of the jacket (from the link above), so I bought some gold trimming that was like a cord and twisted it around on the front of the jacket to see what would work.  Then I used a pencil to mark where I would be attaching the gold cording.
 
 
Then I sewed right on top of the gold cording, a little bit at a time, attaching it to the jacket.  This takes some patience……so go slowly, or use a glue gun.  Ha! 
(Also, I used a lighter to melt each end of each cord section.  Otherwise it would have unraveled.   
Use caution while doing so.)
 
 
Then I added my brass buttons to the front of the jacket.
 
Now, onto the cuffs.
 
I wanted red cuffs like seen in the link above, with a bit of a point on one side.  Like this:
 
 
And if you plan ahead, add this detail before sewing up the sleeves and adding them to the jacket.  I just wasn’t sure of my plan yet.  But it’s a lot easier to attach before the sleeve is assembled.
 
But you can keep it straight and skip the point.  But since I wanted the point, I cut out pieces of fabric that were strips, but had a point along one side……right at the middle  I cut two of each shape for each sleeve (making sure to cut them a few inches longer than the opening of the sleeve, for a seam allowance).
 
 
 
Then, with right sides together, I sewed each piece together along the top and the bottom, leaving both ends open. 
 
 
Then I clipped of each tip and each curve, turned them right side out, then ironed them flat.
 
 
Then I attached them to the sleeve with the point exactly opposite the inner seam of the sleeve.  I only sewed along the bottom of the cuff….
 
 
And overlapped the back, folding under the top raw edge.  Sew into place.
 

Now, back to the collar.
 
I made a tube that was an inch longer but not as quite as tall as my 1 1/2 inch tall mock collar.  I sewed the tube, turned it right side out, and ironed it flat.  
(Need help with making a tube of fabric?  Click here for more info.)
 
 
Then attach the tube to the outside of the collar, tucking under each raw end and sewing all along the outer edge of this tube.
 
 
Then attach velcro to the opening of the mock collar
 
 
I found another type of trim at the fabric store that I then added to the collar…..but forgot to take an up-close picture of the trim on the collar.
 

Now, onto the shoulder fringe-y things.
 
 
I first decided how big to make my rounded shoulder pad section and then added a 1/2 inch seam allowance to the rounded side and an inch to the flat side.  Then I cut out 4 pieces in the red and 4 pieces in felt.
 
 
Then I cut out some gold fringe that was long enough to go around each rounded edge of the red fabric.
 
 
Then I sewed the finished edge of the fringe right to the outer edge of the red fabric, using a 1/2 inch seam allowance.  Allow all of the fringe pieces to accumulate in the center, making sure to not sew over any of the pieces.
 
 
Then place 2 pieces of felt down, then the fringe piece the fringe facing up, then another red rounded piece on top of that.
 
 
Then sew all the way around the curved side of all 4 pieces…….leaving the flat end open.  And use a 1/2 inch seam allowance again.
 
 
Then turn this piece right side out.  And to be honest, it takes a bit of work and maneuvering to turn it right side out because of all of those layers.  But you’ll get it!
 
 
Then decide which side you’d like face up, then sew the open edge under an inch and then sew down flat with a few seams.
 
 
Then attach your shoulder pieces right to the jacket, centering them along the top shoulder seam of the jacket.  I sewed another seam that was parallel to the 2 already existing seams along the straight side……and then sewed a curved seam about a 1/2 inch away from the curve of the shoulder piece.
 
 
Now for the belt.
 
I created a long tube that would be long enough for my little guy’s waist, plus a few extra inches to overlap.  I hemmed up each end and then added velcro to each end.  Then I sewed on some gold ribbon right down the center of the belt.
(Need help with making a tube of fabric?  Click here for more info.)
 
 
Quick and easy.
 
 
Whew.  The jacket is now done. 
 
Onto the pants.
 
I cut out the pieces for the pants by using another pair of pants as a pattern.  
(Need help with this concept?  Click here.)
 
 
Then I sewed them together, making a simple elastic waist.
 
 
Then I added more of the gold trim that I used for the mock collar but added 2 rows of it along each side of each pant leg.
 



And that is it.  
 
Did you make it through?
 
If so, your little man is ready for his noble duties.
And now Cinderella and Prince Charming are ready for the ball.
 
And Halloween.
 
 
Remember, don’t forget to check out all of the old ideas from the virtual costume parade from last year……especially if you’re stuck on ideas of what to make for this year’s costume.

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Comments

182 Responses to “Prince Charming Costume Tutorial (from Cinderella)”
  1. 1
    nebuchudnessar says:

    Absolutely fabulous! If only I had a son to do this for….. maybe my nephew needs a dress up costume :)

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    aga says:

    Georgous! Ashley, you're simply the best :-)
    hugs
    aga

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    Aleisha says:

    This is great. I was wondering how you would coordinate this. My daughter wants to be Cinderella too, and I'm pretty sure I can get away with gus gus for my 'will be barely one year old.'

    Cute costumes, thanks for sharing.

  4. 4
    Becky says:

    This is too cute! I keep trying to figure out if I can convince my 4 year old son to dress up as Cinderella so my 2 year old son can be his Prince Charming…

  5. 5
    Max California says:

    Oh damn this is a million kinds of awesome!

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    Rebekah says:

    Charming, indeed. Love the epaulets! :)

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    Ashley says:

    Becky……haha, that made me laugh about convincing your 4 year old son. Hmmmm, you never know! ;)

    And Rebekah…..epaulets??? That's what those things are called? I have never heard that word a single day in my life. Thanks for teaching the unlearned. Haha! :)

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    Whatever Dee-Dee wants says:

    That is about the cutest costume ever! and what a handsome little boy.

  9. 9
    clarissa says:

    This is AMAZING! You are so talented. I love the idea.

  10. 10
    The Reynolds says:

    Since I'm not good with making button holes I'm cheating and adding fake buttons to the front and using Velcro. Love this costume for my 2 year old with my 3 month old as Cinderella. Thanks!!!

  11. 11
    Liliana says:

    Absolutely fabulous! You did a wonderful job! Thanks for sharing.

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    daniii♥ says:

    Oh my goodness, this is absolutely adorable! I wish I had a little boy to make this for!!!

  13. 13
    Amber says:

    This is absolutely adorable. A couple of years ago I wanted CJ to be prince charming but the costumes were upwards of $100. Now, if I could get him to wear this, I'd sooooo make it :)

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    Missouri Gal Nicole says:

    That is adorable!

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    Jen says:

    Oh my gosh, this is awesome! Boys seem to get neglected in the sewing world, but this makes up for it! You are a great sewer! Thanks for the great tutorial!

    Jen

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    Anonymous says:

    you are so talented!! this is the most amazing thing i have ever seen! I am doing the peter pan costume that you posted last year in hopes that my little one will never grow up. hehe! thank you for sharing your talent with us!
    - jen

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    Karisa says:

    I am in complete awe of your talent yet again! That costume turned out amazing!! You should link up at FaveCrafts. We're hosting our first blog hop today! Hope to see you there :)
    http://www.favecraftsblog.com/finished-on-the-fifteenth-favecrafts-blog-hop-for-october/

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    lorchick @ ON{thelaundry}LINE says:

    AAAAUUUUUGH. CAN I HAVE HIM?!?!?!?! SO CUTE! I was totally gonna say he can come be bff with my 3yo DD and slay dragons but then I remembered that my daughter wants to be a dragon over a princess. (I…. don't…. know.) So maybe that wouldn't end super great. I still want to keep him though. So dashing! ADORABLE!

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    A Girl says:

    O.M.G. how cute! I miss the days when I could choose and make thier costumes. Now my oldest wants one of those awful store bought ones.

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    Holly says:

    AMAZING!! That's it, that's my comment. AMAZING!!!

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    Amy says:

    This is seriously the cutest kid's costume I have EVER seen. It makes me wish I had a little boy to dress up!

  22. 22
    Melissa says:

    You are amazing! He is so cute! My kids would love it! Thanks for sharing, I may get brave enough to try…

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    LEF says:

    Seriously! You are amazing! Thank you for taking the time to post this great step-by-step…as a mom of 3 kids myself I can imagine it might be difficult to find the time to make the costume as well as take pictures. Thanks again.

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    WannaBcrafty says:

    U R INCREADIBLE….seriously i cannot believe what some people can do..I love it and would love to make it but unfortunately mine wouldnt come even close to looking as professional as yours did its beautiful.
    Thanks for giving me the room to dream i will MAYBE one day be as good of a seamstress as you ;)

  25. 25
    Emily says:

    You are killing me with your cuteness! I hope you're entering some kind of costume contest. :)

  26. 26
    Brandy @ Gluesticks says:

    AMAZING! I make my kids costumes from scratch every year (but I HAVE TO HAVE patterns!) I am always amazed at your sewing and pattern skills.

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    Louise says:

    That is so cool!

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    Kara Lynn says:

    You are amazing!!

  29. 29
    HillsRus says:

    Seriously. You are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

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    DeLiGhT says:

    Not only is that a darling costume, but you did a SERIOUSLY good job sewing it!! I'm trying to save for a Bernina hoping that will help my projects turn out looking professional. I love to sew, but my sewing machine is a piece of work so it deters me from making things I want. …but this is SO dang cute that I'll attempt it anyway. Thanks for all the hard work in putting the tutorials together.

    Maybe you could do a tutorial on making a Yoda & Princess Leia hat? Because nobody's tutorials are as quality as yours.

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    Marjori says:

    OMG! I want to just eat him up! He looks SO handsome!

    My "baby" is turning 26 on Sunday & my 2nd "baby" just turned 12, so I am desperately missing those younger, fun days! ;o)

    The costume is FAB also…I can't sew for the life of me, so I am very impressed! This looks way better than a store bought one!!

  32. 32
    Christy, Home-Mom.com says:

    this really is beautiful, i sewed my first doll projects last night and I'm just glad my girls love them because they look nothing like the pattern ;)

    this is so dapper!

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    the hatch batch says:

    Amazing, as always! I wish I could talk my kids into coordinating. I tried but it didn't work! =o)

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    Annette says:

    wow i love it….

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    TNW says:

    This is incredible!!

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    Emily says:

    You did an amazing job. Just creating this from scratch! It would take me 1 year to draft a pattern for the coat and then another year to fulfill all the additional details. Well at least 2 wks anyways. What a gift from God :)

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    Ashley says:

    Wow, this is impressive! I am new to sewing (but trying to catch on quickly!) and it is so amazing to see this beginning to end! Great job!

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    Veronica says:

    Oh my word. I don't know which is cuter- the Prince Charming or Cinderella!! You are a genius at sewing and using your creativity! He is so adorable!! (Love the combed hair too!)

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    JavaMama says:

    Um, this might be the most adorable thing I have ever seen. I can just picture this in a slideshow at his someday wedding. LOVE!

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    sisters4saymoreismore says:

    are you kidding me!!!! that is the sweetest freaking thing EVER!!!!!! such a handsome little guy!!!

    ~selina

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    Nike says:

    I.am.smitten! That is so ridiculously cute! Great tutorial!

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    Stephanie says:

    Seriously, it's truly saying something about you if I can look at this and go, "Oh, yeah. I can make that." You do such a good job simplifying these things and I absolutely LOVE this costume!

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    Cecilia says:

    You are a "wonder mom". I love your tutorials. Today I got mi first ever sewing machine!! I'm so excited to do something following your tutorials. Thanks for your patience in taking all the pictures and posting them
    Cecilia, from Argentina!!

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    Rachel says:

    Okay, I just have to say that I've been able to convince my kids to coordinate every year, and my oldest is going to be 8 next month! They've been:

    Tigger & Pooh, Dash & Jack Jack, Buzz & Woody, two knights & a fairy (supposed to be a princess, life happened), Peter Pan, Captain Hook, & Tinker Bell, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, & Princess Leia, and this year they are Mario, Luigi, & Princess Peach.

    Of course, I only made costumes 2 of those years, and they weren't very good. Yours look amazing!!!

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    Anonymous says:

    Love the costumes. I've been making my kids costumes for 13 yrs now. Last year it was superman for the 13 yo son, and Elizabeth Swan the pirate version for my 10 yo daughter. I do use patterns, but usually end up combining more than one to achieve the look I want. And yes I had to make my own stencil for the S on the shirt and cape b/c they don't make a superman costume pattern anymore. They also didn't have a pattern for Mr. Incredible a couple years back either when I made that one. Good thing I can draw fairly well! One good thing about using patterns that are ready made is that you learn what pieces are called like the yoke in the back of a bodice or the facing on the neck and front of button down shirts (that's what you put on the jacket to reinforce it). And you learn easier ways of attaching the pieces together. I have a gazillion patterns from infant up to adult, but thankfully most of them are just basic patterns for basic clothes. If you choose to buy patterns, go on the days when they are .99 or go to the thrift store and get them for .25 I refuse to pay $12-$15 for a piece of tissue paper! The older my kids get the harder the costumes seem to be! This year shouldn't be too bad though. A black cat for the boy and a dracula dress for the girl. Now my hubby wants to be the Dread Pirate Roberts from Princess Bride and wants me to be Buttercup in the red riding dress- that pattern wasn't available ANYWHERE, so yet again I get to improvise with a ready made one, but I enjoy a challenge. It also helps that I've been sewing clothing for 25 yrs too. I'll try to post pix next week. Keep up the good work.

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    The Wade Family says:

    As always- you do AMAZING work!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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    Erin says:

    Oh Ashley, thanks again for sharing your talent. Really, you're very good. That little boy…just darling. Gasp-about darling. The costume? I am so impressed with all the detail work–you're right; when it comes to a character costume, the details set it apart as being the "real" deal and not a knockoff. One day I'm going to make a costume like this, and like your kids, mine will remember them for the rest of their lives!

  48. 48
    Amy says:

    This is fabulous. Just fabulous. I wish I had a little boy to make this for!!

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    B. Fidler says:

    Holy-Schmoligians! Ashely, you are amazing! I am STUNNED by your Prince Charming costume. I love how you are fearless to attempt projects and find ways to make the daunting seem possible. Now I need to get myself a little son. :)

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    The Noalls says:

    I've been looking forward to seeing this and I LOOOOVE it! I cannot believe how cute it is! My little guy is too little to appreciate it this year, but next year I might be using this! Great job, as usual!

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    abby and paxton says:

    WOW- that is seriously unbelievable ! YOu are amazing. It's perfect- I love it. Great job.

  52. 52
    Sippy Cup Central Mom says:

    That is beautiful…I mean handsome, way to go! Karen
    Sippy Cup Central Mom

  53. 53
    Melanie says:

    You are so dang talented! I kind of hate you (in a good way, of course!) I love both of the costumes! Thanks so much for sharing them!

  54. 54
    tracyp says:

    Your kids are just too cute the way they pose! Love the costume!

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    Kerry says:

    You are AMAZING

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    PDCScarbroughpage says:

    Ashley, I already knew you were awesome, from the sweet taquitos at Shannons, to the baby genius blocks, to your sweet attitude about life in general- you rock! and this costume duo just pushed it over the edge- you're CRAZY TALENTED! :)

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    kirsty says:

    This would have to be the most adorable boy craft I have EVER seen! You are super clever! :)

  58. 58
    Iniyaal says:

    Cute costume and your son looks gorgeous in it. Thanks for the detailed instructions.

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    Nicole C Photography says:

    oh man this is adorable! I wish I had a little girl so I could totally copy your idea! :)

    nicolecphoto.blogspot.com

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    * a i s y a h * says:

    Absolutely fabulous! Nuff said.

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    Ione says:

    Wonderful work.
    You are so talented!!

    Ione

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    Rockstargirlz says:

    SO, so cute awesome job.
    Teresa

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    Tootles says:

    You rock girly!!! So cool:o)

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    Katemonster23 says:

    That is so sweet. Your little boy is such a cutie. Thanks for the tute!

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    Kingston girl says:

    So cute!!! You are so amazing. I can only dream to be as good of a sewer as you are!

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    Anonymous says:

    Wow! Ashley, you're amazing.

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    Katemonster23 says:

    You could always tell me to say "On guard!" I'm pretty sure that princes say that… :P

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    Nancy says:

    You're a genius! Great costume! And what a handsome prince!!

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    Inle says:

    How long does it take you to make something like this?

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    Rosie says:

    ADORABLE!!! I'm already wondering if my son (now 18 months old) will be too strong-willed or too into super heros or whatever for me to do this for next year. Would have been adorable last year too when DD was Cinderella… Love you site. I started learned to sew 18 years ago and I love how full of ideas you are.

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    Megan says:

    This is amazingly cute. I'm very impressed.

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    Hollie says:

    Really great costume. I made a Prince Charming costume for my son about 6 years ago. Now that he's ten, and so much more mature, he has hidden all of the pictures of him wearing it (except for the ones on my blog). Enjoy it while they are small! Sooner than you know they'll have all sorts of opinions about what is cool.

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    Nancy says:

    What a talented gal you are! And so generous to share these wonderful tutorials. I saw the Cinderella dress,then Prince Charming. I am a seamstress who always panicked when no pattern was available. I did get over that, but you have added to my ideas file. Thanks again for sharing!

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    Lori says:

    Found your blog this morning. Love it. Wish I'd had it when my kids were young. My daughter is 19 and still asks for costumes so I might be able to use your ideas. Your tutorials are so detailed. Super pictures. I will come back again and read other posts.

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    Kimberly says:

    That is the cutest thing I have ever seen!!

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    Sarabeara says:

    I know everyone has said this But WOW!!! sososos cute!

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    Anonymous says:

    You are so wonderfully creative your kids are blessed to have a talented and loving Mommie.

    Cynthia
    2chicdesigns

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    Him and Her says:

    so adorable! thanks for sharing!

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    the momma (aka Shannon) says:

    well, i'm definitely not the first–but i have to add to everyone else's praise!!
    this is just about the most adorable thing i've ever seen!!!
    your son looks absolutely unbelievable!!!
    you did an awesome job :o)

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    Eric and Carrie says:

    Amazing costumes! I love coordinated costumes and will have to do these next year!

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    Allie says:

    SO cute! They will be adorable together!!! Excellent job!

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    Melissa Hislop says:

    That is THE cutest little boy costume ever! I wish I had a little boy just so I could make him a costume like this. Simply Adorable.

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    Monson Family II says:

    I love looking at your website for great crafting ideas. But today, when I typed in the address, I accidently typed, "makeitandloveit.com" and up came a yucky-sex-website. I'm sure you already know, but I thought I'd tell you just incase you weren't already aware.

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    Latorya says:

    You are a wonder!

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    Ashley says:

    Monson Family……..ick! When I purchased "makeit-loveit" domain, I did that because the plain 'ol "makeitandloveit" was not available. So I checked it out to see what "makeitandloveit" actually linked to (I wanted to see where people might accidentally go). But it never linked over to that site. It was just an empty URL that went to ads………..but nothing was linked to it. I'm really sorry because you're probably not the first one to do that. Gross. I can't purchase the URL away from them and am not sure what else to do. I'm really sorry. I'm pretty bummed that the closest version of my URL is that sort of trash. Sorry you clicked over there though. Maybe it will open up in the future……and if so, I will snag it.

    Any ideas from anyone else?
    Ashley

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    Sarah says:

    Love it! Thanks so much for all the info. I made this for my son last night. Of course, I don't own a sewing machine, so mine was the long sleeve white t-shirt and a glue gun version, but it still turned out wonderful. My daughter was already planning on being Cinderella, so your idea was the perfect addition for her little brother. Thanks again!!

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    Army Wife Quilter says:

    wow that is great. looks like a lot of steps but it looks so professional wow.

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    Delia says:

    Agh! I love this more than the Cinderella costume I think. Very nice job!

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    Anonymous says:

    OMG! That little boy has to be one of the cutest I've ever seen! Oh, and the costume is really cute too! Great Job! Too bad all our little boys are grown up now. :O(

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    Melanie says:

    I love it when boys get cool mom-made costumes! This tops the charts though. And those loopy things on the front? They are Frogs. No joke, that is what they are called. You should tell him that, he'll be even more excited he's wearing FROGS!

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    Shannon says:

    Very cute, and yes I could have told you those things were eupelettes too. I learned that this summer because that is what my nephew requested for his birthday. And your son looks darling, although he will probably hold it against your head when he's a teenager…lol…and ps…how did you get your husband to agree with that costume…my husband would kill me…over at my house with three boys I am stuck to blah…ninja's…bats…mummies…oh the life…where the husbands runs the boy show…lol

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    Natalie says:

    I loved this tutorial so much that My 10 month old is going to be a princess and I had the beg my husband to let my 3 year old be prince charming but he only agreed if prince charming could carry around a severed dragon head to put his treats in. And my 3 year old only agreed to be prince charming because I told him how he would get a sword and have to protect his little sister from the dragons. This is going to be the last year I will have any say in costumes for him. It was already like pulling teeth this year.

    I just finished the whole thing with embellishments and everything and when I was burning the edges of my rope, it sent a spark onto the pants and they erupted in flames. Ok, not flames. We just have a nickel size burn hole in the crotch.

    One more question…did you fasten the collar somehow or did you leave it open?

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    Ashley says:

    Natalie…..glad everyone agreed to let Prince Charming come out this year. Too funny! And my gosh, you freaked me out with the whole "erupted into flames" thing. I thought, "oh no, not after all of that work!!!!" But still, a burnt hole in your masterpiece is a bummer. Time to sew on a patch??

    Good luck….and SEND PICS of the final outfit! :)

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    Leah Petersen says:

    Thank you so much for this tutorial!!! I used the jacket part of it to make a chef costume for my little guy! I'm not that great of a sewer but your tutorial made it so easy and alot of fun for me!
    Leah
    http://dipesandwipesohboy.blogspot.com/

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    Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun says:

    I features this on my blog today..

    kimboscrafts.blogspot.com
    I love it!

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    Anonymous says:

    Your son looks like the cutest little boy ever! I can't wait till I have a son of my own to make such a lovely costume for.
    His suit reminds me of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria.

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    Ima says:

    This costume is so fabulous. Once I've found the golden ribbons, I'm definitely going to make this for my son. I also featured you on my blog.

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    kroline recette says:

    waou

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    Little Luna says:

    This is GENIUS! :)

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    Anonymous says:

    wish i could sew as well as you..keep it up!!
    p.s ur son is adorable, gonna be such a prince charming himself when he's older

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    stacie says:

    I am going to Disney in June 2011 & I don't sew or know anyone who does. i am looking for someone to make this costume for me. My Daughter is dressing in her Cinderella costume & now my 4yr old son WANTS to dress up also & WANTS to be prince charming. We live in Ohio someone PLEASE help this stressed out mom!

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    Anonymous says:

    Perfect! My 2 yr old son has a costume/Birthday party on Sunday and this is just what I was looking
    for!!!!

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    Auntie Anne says:

    Thank you so much. I thought my days of making costumes were over. Low and behold, high school has theme dances. The first one was fairy tales and he was a 6 foot tall 14 yr old Prince Charming thanks to your instructions.
    I started with an off-white suit jacket from goodwill and ended up using a fair bit of glue as well as thread. I was very proud of the "epaulets".
    Pic at this link

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    ladySTRONGHOLD says:

    This is awesome!! I've been searching for hours for a toddler Prince Charming costume. I have to ask, have you ever made others and sold them? I am not this savvy with clothes making!!

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    Denise says:

    I am only an amateur seamstress, but my son was asked to be Prince Charming for a school musical concert. Thank goodness for your detailed instructions! You made it easy even for me! Thank you so much! It turned out so cute.

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    Belinda says:

    Ashley, what an amazingly detailed labour of love. Thank you for taking the time to post this.

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    EVELYN says:

    CAN YOU MAKE ME ONE PLEASE I WILL PAY

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      Ashley says:

      I would sure love to, but I don’t really have to time to create custom orders. I’m so happy you like it……and hopefully you can find someone locally to help you use the tutorial and make one for you or with you. Best of luck!

      Ashley

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        So I made this costume for my son to wear when we meet the Princesses in Disney World in Febuary (I will be making his sisters Princess Dresses…They are triplets- 2 yrs). I posted the picture on my pesonal FB page and I now have friends wanting to know if I can add the listig to the business page and make them one. I’m not sure what your take is one this since it’s your ‘pattern’ but I wanted to get permission from you. Thanks. Jess

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    Michelle says:

    I know it’s a long-shot…but since your son has outgrown this costume by now, any chance you’d sell it?
    My little guy will be wearing 2T by the time we head to Disney this October, and I’d love for him to be the Prince accompanying his two 4 year old princess sisters to Cinderella’s Royal Table !!

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    Hello!

    My name is Amy Schellenbaum and I work for the online team at Country Living magazine. We’re looking for bloggers to contribute DIY kids costume ideas for a Halloween package and would love to include your Prince Charming costume in the story! We would just need a hi-res image of the costume (it may also run in the October 2011 issue) and permission to include an edited version of your instructions. In return, we’ll link to your blog on Countryliving.com and promote it to our Facebook and Twitter fans.

    Please let me know if you’re interested.

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Amy Schellenbaum
    (212) 649-2434

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    Irma says:

    Beautiful Prince Charming costume! Thanks for sharing it.

    Could you or anyone you know , or anyone reading this message, make this costume for a boy, in size 18 months or 2 T (toddler) year old ? Please let me know ASAP via email or by phone at 248-701-2932. I sent you an email with this inquiry. Please check. Many thanks.

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      leah says:

      did u find anyone? im looking to have one made in a 3t as well!

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        Daphne says:

        I am still looking someone to make this prince suit for my nephew. Did you ever find someone to make yours? Please let me know. Thanks!

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          Anonymous says:

          I did! My son wore it to Disney world and it was a HUGE hit! The lady did an amazing job and was very reasonable with the price. Go to Etsy.com & her page is “sewnjust4u” there is a photo of the one she made me under the sold tab

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    leah says:

    Going to Disney this Halloween & absolutely LOVE this costume! My son would be the perfect prince charming, but cant find anyone online selling something similar without it being $190! desperate single mom who works full time i have no time to make one so Willing to pay someone to make it and ship it to me in Fl.!!! please let me know if anyone has one for sale or will make one! [email protected] :) Thanks!!!!

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    NICK SHAH says:

    My son can fit into a 2T, and I have tried this method, but I cant seem to get it right. Are you willing to sell your costume? (Or make me one within the next 2 weeks). I would like to have it for this 1st birthday party (Hes a big boy and wears size 18mo clothes). Please email me ASAP if you can. We can work out the price as well.

    Thank you so much.

    [email protected]

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    Lindsay says:

    Too cute! Thanks for sharing :)
    I featured this adorable idea on my blog today, feel free to come check it out & grab a featured button!
    http://artsyfartsymama.blogspot.com/2011/10/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-3.html

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    Beatriz Rodirugez says:

    You are my HERO

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    Deb says:

    Oh my, that is adorable!!! And a great tutorial, Thank You.

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    Abby says:

    Hi Ashley, love ur work. Really need one of this i wish u could make me one.

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    Pattiann says:

    I was wonderring if you could make one for me or know anyone that does?

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    Daphne says:

    THE PRINCE CHARMING SUIT, POSTED BY ASHLEY IN OCT 15 2010, IS ADORABLE. DO YOU ASHLEY OR DOES ANYONE COULD MAKE A 18 MONTHS – 24 MONTHS SIZE PRINCE CHARMING (FROM CINDERELLA) BEFORE APRIL 2012? PLEASE RESPOND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BY EMAIL OR PHONE: 248701-2932. MANY THANKS!

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    shawie says:

    i love what u did. i was skeptical making this Prince Charming costume at first coz i had no sewing skill. i made exactly what u said except i put red jewel (red rhinestone) on top of the gold cording. i dont have cording foot for my sewing machine so i used glue gun. thanks a lot now my 17 mo. Baby Boy have something to wear for the Royal Costume Party this coming Sunday. Good credits for ur talent and for sharing it to us. I saved so much $$. Thank You very much.

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    mel says:

    i wish i could make this im not good at making things but i need one for april 1st

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    Tamara says:

    The Prince Charming costume was easy to make thanks to your great direction! We will be trying the Peter Pan outfit next!!!

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    sonia says:

    love this>>have just finished making one for my 3 year old to wear for the queens jubilee party…..one problem…my 7 year old wants one too>>absolutely brilliant and the instructions were brill too

    many thanks

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    Cazra says:

    Why have not seen your blog sooner???? I LOVE IT!!! I wanted my kids to be Mary and Bert last year, but I didn’t know where to begin! I have also been searching for a Prince Charming costume for our Disney trip. BAM! I found it all right here! You are amazing!!! I still have so much to explore on your blog, but I am excited!! Thanks for the tutorials. I know they take a lot of work.

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    jackee johnston says:

    I ran across this while I was trying to find a Prince Charming costume for my son. I LOVE THIS ONE! Would you be interested in selling it?

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    jackee johnston says:

    Would you be interested in selling this costume? I LOVE IT!

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    Nichole says:

    Would you consider selling this costume?! I am looking for my son this year and I am not as talented as you are :)

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    Aurélie says:

    Superbe! Merci beaucoup pour le tuto! Je viens de réaliser les costues de cendrillon (demande express de ma fille de 5 ans) et de son prince charmant! Ils auront la surprise début août, quand on ira à Disneyland Paris!

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    Ruth says:

    Sooooo LOVE this! We are heading to Disney this September and of course PopPop bought the BBB package for his princess, so I think I may just have to make this (variation with short sleeves and shorts) for my two year old! Thinking it will be so cute to have them walk around the park like this. Double plus – we are there for the first night of Micky’s Halloween! Thanks for the tutorial!!!!

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    jenn says:

    love! i cant seem to find a prince charming costume for my little man anywhere, do u happen to make and sell this costume??!!!!

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    denisse says:

    Do u still have this costume and r u willing to sell. Or do u anyone who will make I been ceazy looking for a prince costume for my 18 month

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    jeannie says:

    would love to get you to make one of these for my lil guy

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    melissa says:

    How did you sew the gold trim on the pants so easily? I’ve been trying to do it on mine and because the pant leg is already sewn shut i cant sew the gold on the outside without having the pants bunch up through the machine or worse, get unnecessary material caught in the seam. Am i doing it wrong or not thinking correctly? Sewing down the pant leg has proved to be much harder than imagined. if i were going across i’d been done ages ago.

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    Julie says:

    Does anyone have one of these costumes in 2t, 3t, or 4t that they will not be using this year that I can purchase? Thank you.

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    Gs Momma says:

    Just wanted to thank you so very much for this incredible tutorial. I am a “very amateur” sewer who had never ventured much beyond beanbags and pillows until this project! But when my 5 year old declared that he wanted to be Prince Charming for Halloween, I couldn’t say no! (But I COULD say no to the overpriced, flimsy, crappy polyester costumes that sell from Halloween stores for $65 and up! Your directions were perfect & I have to say, I am BEYOND THRILLED with the results! Thank you; thank you; thank you!!! :)

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    Christy says:

    Ashley, you are incredible. Just. Incredible. This tutorial has literally made me the Rockstar of the PTO at my son’s school. :) I am, admittedly, less than a novice sewer… but, I decided to tackle this project for my son when he had his little 5-year old heart set on becoming Prince Charming for Halloween. Your tutorial made me believe that I could do it! And gosh-darn-it, I totally did. He looked AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for your blog; I’m learning and practicing as much as I can!

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    Marce says:

    That is an amazing costume! You are an amazing seamstress. I got a lot of good info. from your post. I am visual, so the pics are great. Thank you! I am more of a whip it together, but I am learning to go for detail. I wish I could sew like you!

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    Elizabeth says:

    Love this! Going to Disney in 2 weeks for my sons 3rd birthday and they have nothing for boys so this is a blessing to have him go as a prince. This will be made in blue though to rep Prince Eric, he’s my fav.

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    Brenda says:

    This costume is just amazing! I am new to sewing – but not to bad. I will also be doing a 2T or size 2. You dont have a pattern you would be willing to share/sell do you?

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    Katherine says:

    Hello, why is there 2 pieces of material for the back jacket? I’m getting confused and desperately want to make this for my son for world book day!

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    Sharon says:

    Superglue worked well instead of burning the gold cord

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    TAmmie says:

    Hi Ashley, I was goggling how to make prince suits out of suits and this came up. I have a wedding June 7 of this year and I would like 3 of them if you’re interested please contact me and we can talk pricing. YOur creations are beautiful and very informative! Thanks!

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    Wendy says:

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! I spent days looking for a Prince Charming outfit for my nephew and I came across this how to. Perfect!! I did it in light blue toatch my daughter’s Cinderella costume my mother had bought her for Christmas. Turned out pretty good. Not perfect but I’m not the best sewer! Thanks again!!

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    Sherrie Thomas says:

    Dear Ashley, I hope you read my comment. I was looking for a prince charming pattern for my grandson to wear on the Disney cruise they’re going on in a few weeks. I couldnt find one and I loved this one. You are absolutely brilliant!!!! Your little boy was handsome!!! My grandaughter is dressing up as Cinderella. They dress up for different things on the ship or maybe just at supper time. I’m not sure. This is their 2nd year going and they love it. Have you ever went? Thanks again for your wonderful instructions and tutorial!!!!

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    Peter says:

    This is great – thanks for providing this tutorial on the adorable Prince Charming costume! It’s looks amazing.

    Just in case you (or any of your readers) are interested, there is a creative costume contest over at http://www.halloweenhero.com/costume-contest-2013.html and there is a $250 grand prize. Feel free to enter as many times as you link, just make sure each entry is unique.

    Keep up the great work!

    Best,
    Peter

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    madelineparis says:

    i didn’t make this costume exactly because I didn’t have time to sew, but used it as inspiration for a half and half (half homemade / half store bought) costume. Got red baseball pants, cut, helmed bottoms, and added trim. Bought used 2T tuxedo jacket ($4 on ebay), changed buttons to big gold ones, and added trim. Came out super cute! thanks a million wish I could send you a photo!

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    Nicole says:

    http://31wifefolife.blogspot.com/2013/09/cinderella-party.html

    So I want to thank you for inspiring the Prince Costume I made for the hubs.

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    Mercy says:

    This is absolutely adorable!!!!

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    Elizabeth says:

    I can’t thank you enough for this tutorial. Absolutely everyone loved the prince custome I made…I don’t even have a sewing machine I did everything by hand! So worth it!

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    Remy says:

    Hi!
    I made one for my 4yr old son for their holloween party and it won best costume!!thanks for the idea and tutorial!:-)

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    Angel says:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial…..I made it for my son and it was really wonderful. Thank you once more.

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      James says:

      Hey, was one lauer of polyester enough? I bought 3 yards of it (this is for me) but the woman at Joann’s said it might look silly if it’s only one layer, and indeed it was rather transparent.

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    James says:

    Hi, this is wonderful. I was wondering, would there be any significant changes to make this in an adult size? Any idea how much fabric I would need, or how I could find out?

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    Danielle says:

    I love all your designs!!! I am new to sewing and I was wondering if you had a tutorial on how to make a button hole using your sewing machine?

    Thanks!

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    Marie says:

    So my 4yr old son is learning about Ferry Tales this mth at his Pre-k center and now he has Dress us like a Prince or a Princess day on Monday… First thing i do is search to buy one online, but come to find out there’s realy not alot of things like that for boys.. So i go on google and come across this page and it gave me an awesome Idea… I got with my sister and designed a prince Costune. This is the first time we ever created a costume and to our surprise it turned out Spectacular… I wanted to thank you for giving us an idea to start from ;)

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    Nicole says:

    I was wondering if you used a sewing machine or if you did this by hand? Also how much did your materials cost?

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    Jeannie says:

    Do u sale these ?? If so I’d love for my son to have one .

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