For those of you that love a good costume, I’m sure you’ll appreciate the hard work that went into making Addison’s Year 2 Fairy-tale Day Dress Up.

When I first found out about this dress up I was super excited. I did what I always do and went straight to Pinterest. I found a whole bunch of ideas for different costumes that fit the theme. It’s actually a little tricky trying to find good ideas for boys, particularly original ideas so you won’t have 10 other kids dressed as the same thing. I saved a bunch of pins for Addison to look at, and let him pick from the ideas and suggestions I’d selected. I was over the moon when he picked Flynn Rider, the male main character in Rapunzel (or for our Disney fans.. Tangled). Tangled is one of my favourite Disney movies so I love that he wanted me to make this costume.

Now that we had that out the way, it was time for more pinterest. I had to gather all the different images and ideas of what I would need. Obviously this wasn’t going to have an available pattern, so I had to do what I do best and make my own from images. Now honestly, I really don’t know how I managed it, I basically was winging it for the entire time.

For Addison’s complete costume he needed a teal colour vest with an awful lot of pleating and little cuffs at the shoulder seams, with buckles and studs (I ended up drawing up a pattern to make this and really just worked out what I needed to do using photos of the vest). He needed tan pants which thankfully we already owned. A long sleeve white button up shirt (which for some reason we don’t have already in his wardrobe! This wasn’t all that tricky though, as I could get a pattern for this. It was still a learning curve having never made one before). Boot Covers which I luckily found a free pattern online from a pirate costume someone had made, I just made the adjustments needed to suit the Flynn Rider style. And he needed some props, a ratty leather bag with patches and stitching (I was able to make a satchel rather easy from some faux leather), some wanted posters (I found the images I needed online and was able to print this out on brown paper for that weathered look), a mini fry pan (after all, who knew!?!) and a brown belt to complete the look (for some reason we only have black in this house, so this was a huge hunt to find a cheap brown one!). We even put a tiara in the bag, after all he wouldn’t make much of a thief without the famous tiara.

He was the only Flynn Rider in his class which I think was even better. He loved his costume and so did I. Very proud of how this one turned out!

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