After the success of our DIY Prince Charming costume last year, I was itching to try another royal creation. I almost recreated my Prince Charming costume in blue and silver, like the prince in the new Cinderella movie. Instead, I opted to make a totally different prince costume, an Easy DIY Snow White prince costume just in time for the release of Snow White on Blu-ray. Who says princesses have all the fun?!?
This is another costume that utilized a lot of material/pieces we already had on hand. In fact, just like our Jake & the Neverland Pirate costumes, I upcycled a blue Amazon gift bag for part of this costume. If you don’t hoard weird things like me, then you’ll have to substitute navy blue material of some sort.
Easy DIY Snow White Prince Costume Materials
- Royal blue pants
- White button down shirt
- 1 yard of dark red fleece
- Brown/gold cord or ribbon
- 2 small button pins
- Navy blue material (I upcycled an Amazon gift bag for this part)
- Gold duct tape
- Brown leather belt
- Short “knightly” sword
With a base of blue pants, a white shirt, a brown belt and boots, there are only 2 key pieces you need to make: the red cloak and blue tunic with gold trim.
No-Sew Tunic for Snow White Prince Costume
I turned the extra large, blue Amazon gift bag into the Snow White Prince tunic. I didn’t have a pattern so I just used one of Elliot’s vest, to roughly cut out the shape. Make sure you fold your fabric, so you only have to cut out the shape once. After having him try it on, I trimmed it to the right length.
I finished the edges of the tunic with gold duct tape. I tried to keep the width of the trim consistent as I went along the edge. The curved edges will require smaller sections of gold tape as you try and angle the tape to match the curve.
No-Sew Cloak for Snow White Prince Costume
Snow White’s prince wears a red cloak, not a cape which to me is a much fuller garment. My satiny no-sew superhero cape wouldn’t really look right so I hunted around online for another idea. I found this awesome video with an easy technique for creating a no-sew cloak out of fleece. Basically, once you have the fleece cut to length you fold over the top edge about a inch or so and cut small slits along the edge every 1 inch. Then weave your cord through the slits and the material will gather at the neck when you pull the cord.
The prince has a pendant of sorts on his cloak, I tried to mimic it using a couple of button pins I had and gold duct tape. I started by covering two old buttons with gold duct tape. After determining a good length to leave the cloak cord, I knotted the cord to the pin of one button. I placed the other button on the back side, sandwiching the end of the cord inside. A thin strip of gold tape then finished off the edge of the pendant.
That’s it! After snapping a few
hundred pictures, 😉 Elliot asked if he could play outside in the costume. That defines a win for me, an adorable costume that he also wants to play in!
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