The Short of It
A father's homemade Disney costumes for his kids put the ones most parents purchase to complete shame!
Nephi Garcia is a fashion designer from Orange County, Calif., so it's no wonder that he's able to create incredible, Disney-character-inspired costumes for his kids that are exactly like ones real princesses and superheros wear.
His costumes, which he says only take 4 to 6 hours to make, have gained a lot of attention on Instagram, with 79,000 followers tuning in to see his exquisite attention to detail. From prince-inspired attire for his son to ensembles for his daughter that feature Belle from "Beauty and the Beast," Anna from "Frozen," Mary Poppins, and Alice in Wonderland, each costume is seriously more impressive than the next.
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It's especially fun to see just how perfect each outfit truly is when his kids pose for pictures with their look-alike characters at Disney. The only way to tell the children apart from the princesses is their pint-size!
Garcia told BuzzFeed he was drawn to creating costumes for his children when a job in high fashion stopped working for him as a parent. His very first creation was a Fairy Godmother costume that he made out of scrap material. Um, yeah, it looked precisely like the real thing! In fact, the look was so real, people started asking for his daughter's autograph!
And as if each design wasn't unique enough on its own, some of the creations are two dresses in one. Like this gem:
The dad said, "Lili really loves the transformation dresses. And my son really loves to be dressed as the villains, especially Gaston."
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It's hard to decide which costume is my favorite, but Cinderella's wedding dress with the floating veil supported by tiny birds is near the top. And I'm just awestruck by how fun his kids' lives are; they basically get to play the most amazing game of dress-up all the time, especially since Garcia said, "I hate repeating designs, so I always try to vary each dress so that they're unique."
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The talented dad does design for other kids and their parents. "An adult dress can take anywhere from 12 to 48 hours of work," he explained.
Hey, I wouldn't mind wearing a custom-made princess gown the next time we visit Disney World. But I would mind the price tag! And that's the reason I probably won't call Garcia to create a gown for my daughters any time soon either. For kids, the costumes cost $600 minimum, while the adult dresses start at $1,800.
They sure are mind-blowingly incredible, though!