It’s fancy (very fancy) dress up time

Some kids find a bit of tulle on an elastic waistband and a plastic tiara will suffice as a princess costume. Other kids want something a little more elaborate.

You may think US$500 is a shade too much to spend on a Snow White costume although I do know one little girl who would only wear her Snow White dress (every day for at least a year!). Perhaps her mother should have invested in a gown from Etsy’s Neverbug Creations. There’s no denying the exquisite detailing in Neverbug Creations’ amazing custom-made Snow White dress. From the velvet bodice and the signature sleeves to the finishing-touch accessories – a headband and cape, this costume is a perfect replica of Disney’s Snow White.

There are other Disney princess costumes at Neverbug Creations including Belle, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. All are priced between US$400 and US$600. My favourite is the Toy Story-inspired Bo Peep costume – it’s complete with ruffled pants, satin bonnet and a shepherd’s hook.

If you’re a Snow White on a ‘budget’, you may want to take a look at Tinkerella Creations. Prices range from US$177 to US$250 and the collection includes Ariel, Belle (in signature yellow as well as Belle’s red velvet Christmas ball dress) and Tangled.

There’s also outfits for characters before they became princesses – find Cinderella and Snow White’s rag dresses as well as Sleeping Beauty’s Briar Rose frock. And for the little prince in your life, there’s wee Prince Charming costumes priced from US$195 to US$240.

My daughter spends more time in dress ups than she does in her ordinary clothes – are your kids the same? Would you splash out on a $500 costume? Thoughts please, Babyologists!


Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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