A week or two ago I asked K what she’d like to be for her friend Alexa’s upcoming princess party. She said “a turtle”. I said “That’s not a prince or a princess”. Her next request? “A karate guy.” Nope, K, that’s not part of the assigned category. Please select a prince or princess. Expressing no desire at all for an Aurora costume, she chose Prince Phillip. And agreed that in order to receive said costume she’d stay in her own bed alllll night for four nights in a row. It’s a negotiation. We each have the capacity to provide something that the other wants, right?
There aren’t as many variations on Prince Phillip as there are of Aurora, but there are a few. I chose one without the complicated puffy sleeves, sorta like this:
We used basic knit pants we had on hand. The tunic was built around a thrifted blue adult tee and I added sleeves, a stand-up collar (using craft foam), a belt and belt buckle. As we’ve seen in all of the other princesswear on crafterhours, because there’s nothing scratchy or itchy involved, she’s as comfy as if she were wearing pajamas. And it can in fact become pajamas.
To make the hat I traced the parts of a ballcap. I made the brim a bit wider, filled it with a piece of craft foam, folded it in on the sides and then rolled and tacked those sides together once I could put it on her head to adjust. I added buttonholes to one side of the hat to accommodate the long red feather that K insisted was critical. It’s made from a red pipe cleaner and red crepe streamer that I stitched together and then cut a fringe into.
She liked it so much that negotiation was required. “Yes, you can wear it today, but not until we actually get to the party. Yes, you can wear it to bed but you have to put on clean clothes in the morning. No, you cannot wear it the following day to a train-themed party because that party is not your party to hijack. Yes, you can put it back on after the train party.”
Unrelatedly, but another thing I can’t fail to mention…. Skirt Week sponsors will be announced tomorrow!