Sunday, March 8, 2015

DIY Disney Outfits and Hacks

3 days of DIY/very cheap costumes

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Universal Studios
-a Hufflepuff Patch on a Target polo
-a charm necklace composed of horcruxes
-golden snitch earrings
-a Forever 21 bleach designed t-shirt
-handmade button with a button maker

(hint: the frozen Butter Beer is way better!)

Carl and Ellie from Pixar's Up - Magic Kingdom
-a dress from Goodwill
-white shirt
-add a balloon from the park

Snow White and Prince Charming - Magic Kingdom
-a Forever 21 blue shirt - I added on the lace around the collar
-a red hair ribbon tied to a red stretchy headband
-white shorts from Goodwill died yellow with RIT dye (or just find yellow shorts!)
-a red belt from Goodwill
-a Target "Princely" polo shirt
-hair roll (see picture)

Some Money-Saving Tips: 
1) Get a special occasion pearl necklace! Buy a Cinderella carriage from this Etsy Shop and then in Epcot, experience the "pick a pearl" oyster. It was a HUGE money saver! There are other cute Disney items in this shop, too!

2. Buy this Encyclopedia book as an autograph book! The characters LOVED to interact with it and sign their page! The book was a good talking point for the characters. I got the book from Amazon and just carried around a couple Sharpies. (See carriage necklace below, too.) The hardback was really nice and made it a lot easier for the characters to write.

3. Don't buy a meal plan! Instead, my husband and I compiled a box of food. It included apples, a loaf of bread, peanut butter and jelly, capri suns, fruit snacks, granola bars, coffee, etc. We mailed it to ourselves at our resort before we left, and alerted the resort to be on the lookout for it. It was delivered to our room the day we arrived, and we had our own food for the whole week. (We shipped it since we were flying and couldn't bring it with us.) We packed cooler lunch boxes for the parks and then just treated ourselves to a snack and dinner. Shipping the box was 40, but we saved hundreds by not purchasing a meal plan.

What tips do you have?

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