Round one of Costumes at our place for 2011 Halloween! I made five costumes total last year for various family kiddos, so I need to get a head start on this years just in case!
Our kiddos have been nuts over the Chronicles of Narnia this summer. We have been reading the books at night and watching the old BBC versions of the movies so it didn't surprise me when they said they wanted to be Narnia Characters for Halloween.
I was pumped at the idea and knew exactly the dress I wanted to make. Lucy's dress from the newer Prince Caspian version of the films. Allie agreed it was a pretty cool Lucy Dress, especially with the dagger and medicine bottle on the belt.
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Here is the one you can buy in costume stores for around $25-$50 dollars
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Which my daughter saw and totally hated. She thinks it looks nothing like Lucy's in the film photo, which I tend to agree. Seriously does this Lucy look ready to help people in battle?? Um no, she looks ready for a tea party. If she wanted that kind of princess, she would have chosen Cinderella or something.
This meant I had my work cut out for me to make it look like the REAL dress Lucy had on.
But I was ready for the challenge!
I used some upholstery fabric I had in my stash for the dress sleeves and skirt. The bodice is a valance I bought thinking I would make it into a puff skirt, but I decided it was too perfect not to use for this.
Here is a close up of the fabrics.
And my my finished Lucy dress.
I also have a new use for my broken belt. A new hole and a trim down made the perfect fit.
I still need to add the finishing touches of a dagger and medicine bottle to her belt.
But we have lots of time to thrift the perfect pieces to add.
I also added a little satchel I whipped together out of some brown vinyl fabric I had on hand as well.
She felt she needed to look reflective in her photos today. She is in an ok mood, just didn't think Lucy would smile so much when there is so much at stake in the story of Prince Caspian.
A nice shot of the backside for you.
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