After making Elliot a Hiro costume sweatshirt recently, I figured I’d be out of the costume making business for a little while. Elliot must have had other plans because he randomly asked for a prince costume. I’m guessing the girls at preschool were talking about princess costumes and that triggered his request. With Cinderella arriving in theaters today, I figured it would make a fun and timely blog project too! I also have a fun Snow White Prince costume, also an easy DIY!
I came up with a super easy NO SEW Prince Charming costume that anyone can make! That being said, if you are a seamstress or no one with mad skills, you need to hop over to this amazing tutorial and follow it instead. Everything is handmade and she details out each step in her tutorial. Both her design and mine are based on the Prince Charming version you see at Disneyland or Walt Disney World.
I seriously love how my costume turned out. Check out my little Prince Charming on our swing set.
Are you ready to make your own Prince Charming costume? My version is a no sew version which means ANYONE can make it!
No Sew Prince Charming Costume Supplies:
- Button Down White Shirt –this shirt is perfect
- Red Pants (We used shiny track pants like these pants)
- Gold ribbon and trim
- 6 Gold Buttons
- Red Fleece
- Glue Gun
- Heat n Bond
We don’t dress up much so I didn’t have a spare white shirt in Elliot’s closet. I hoped to find a button down white shirt at a local thrift store but never did. I ended up buying the perfect white shirt on Amazon though. It was sateen (a fancier look than plain cotton) and no shirt pockets.
I did find a pair of shiny red track pants in Elliot’s dresser which worked well for my prince charming pants. They had a stripe down the leg but that wasn’t a big deal because I planned on added gold ribbon down the leg anyway.
Buying the gold ribbon and trim was a little tricky. I went down to my local fabric store and just kept referring back to the picture on my phone. I ended up using red fleece as my accent fabric because it doesn’t need to be hemmed.
My first plan was to just run gold ribbon down each pant leg, covering the athletic stripe. Unfortunately my ribbon wasn’t wide enough. So I used my stitch remover to remove the stripes off each leg. Once that was done, I used heat n bond to attach my gold ribbon to each pant leg.
Originally I wanted to buy a white shirt with a mandarin collar to use for the costume. I didn’t find many mandarin options for little boys and none at a reasonable price from a website I was familiar with so I just made my own. To create a mandarin collar on a regular button down shirt, just cut away the collar just above the top button. The existing seam around the collar serves as the hem.
I removed the regular buttons and hot glued the gold buttons on the front of the shirt. They were a little too big to fit through the existing button holes so I opted to use velcro on the edge of the shirt to make it easy for little hands to put on and take off.
For the collar detail, I layered red ribbon, gold ribbon, and gold trim together with my glue gun and then attached it again with the glue gun.
I used red felt to cover the ends of the shirt sleeves and used heat n bond to attach it to the cuffs. I added one gold button to each sleeve with my glue gun.
The fancy gold detail on the front of the shirt was the hardest part for me. I hot glued each loop, one at a time and that seemed to work ok. After all 6 were done, I hot glued the finish pieces to the shirt.
Cutting the red felt to make the belt was also a little tricky because I am scissor challenged. I might have had to cut out several strips before I thought it was “good enough”. Hopefully, you don’t have the same scissor issues as me. 😉
I attached a length of the pant striping (that I removed from the pants earlier) to give the belt a little substance. You could use anything, maybe even doubling up on the felt if you want. Then I added gold ribbon and velcro to finish it off.
That’s it. I think it turned out quite cute and honestly way better than I expected. I have new found respect for my hot glue gun. It rocks!
I think a blue and silver version similar to Prince Kit in the Disney’s new live action Cinderella would be a fun version of this costume too! Don’t miss my Snow White Prince costume, also super cute!
Looking for more easy costume ideas? Don’t miss my other costume tutorials!
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