“Love Your Leg Heaters!” – Ken
“Good Ascot!” – Barbie
When Nick and I made a decision we might attend our first Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Get together on our latest Disney journey, we instantly began to hunt for the right costume concept. Carl & Ellie, Girl & The Tramp, Simba & Nala… the Disney couple costume potentialities are countless! As we made our manner by way of the checklist, there was one concept that we knew could be excellent. Barbie and Ken from Toy Story three!
Other than their trendy outfits and iconic scenes within the film, we have now a private connection to those characters. For so long as I can bear in mind, household and buddies have all the time referred to us as “Barbie and Ken,” so after we ran throughout this concept we figured why not go for it?!
As soon as the thought was put in place, it was time to convey these plastics to life! I instantly discovered Barbie’s unitard on-line, so I felt very hopeful. Ken’s costume could be a little bit of a problem, however I used to be excited to try to get the small print as shut as I might do the film particulars!
How To Make Barbie’s Costume
A very powerful a part of Barbie’s outfit is her iconic unitard. Whereas most went with this Darkish Turquoise Unitard, I selected the lighter, Turquoise Mystique Unitard! Other than the second possibility being a lighter shade, the fabric can be stretchier which makes all of the distinction relating to consolation.
Unitard Professional Tip: Should you resolve to go together with the Darkish Turquoise Unitard measurement UP…severely. The fabric does not stretch, so that you’ll want a bigger measurement for consolation! Should you resolve to go together with the Turquoise Mystique Unitard, it’s fairly true to measurement so stick together with your regular measurement.
After the unitard, there are Barbie’s striped leg heaters! It was tremendous necessary to get these as correct as attainable, so when I discovered these striped leg heaters on Etsy, I used to be thrilled. On the lookout for a faster different? Amazon Prime has these striped leg heaters.
Sizzling pink is certainly Barbie’s colour, so including all the fitting coloured equipment is a should for this costume. Sizzling pink pumps and chiffon scarf are each fairly simple to seek out, however when it got here to Barbie’s belt I made a decision to go DIY! I grabbed some 1.5″ sizzling pink ribbon at my native craft retailer together with adhesive velcro dots and a silver rectangle slide buckle. In about 5 minutes I had a fast and simple sizzling pink belt! Most others normally go for this elastic belt on Amazon, so for those who’re trying to order one thing quick this can be a nice different.
Our final little contact that we had so as to add was this cute “Good Ascot” pin from Viva La Mouse! Once I ran throughout it on her Instagram, I knew it might be the right contact to finish our costume.
Turquoise Unitard | Striped Leg Heaters | Sizzling Pink DIY Belt (related right here) | Sizzling Pink Chiffon Scarf | Sizzling Pink Pumps (related right here) | “Good Ascot” Pin
How To Make Ken’s Costume
Ken’s look is safari targets and with just a few easy DIY particulars you possibly can recreate this look very quickly!
Imagine it or not, relating to Ken’s costume the perfect place to start out is his shorts. If you could find turquoise shorts first, you’ll be capable of match the opposite blue shades completely! We discovered Nick’s shorts at JC Penney on sale, however there are tons of different choices on-line too. As soon as you discover the right shade, you should definitely match materials for his iconic Good ascot! We discovered our material at a neighborhood material retailer, however there’s this simple on-line possibility as nicely.
What’s subsequent? Ken’s shirt. Most choose to seek for a blue jungle print prime, however I went the DIY route. I began with a lightweight blue quick sleeve button down shirt from Goal and used acrylic paint to create the sample! For the teal spots I used “Indian Turquoise” paint. As for the black particulars, “Lamp (Ebony) Black” was the shade. For the gold spots I used a Metallic “Superb Gold” paint.
Professional Tip: Add your personal aptitude to the design! I cherished including hidden shapes like Mickey and a “Ok” for “Ken” (or “Killebrew”).
We discovered Nick a black leather-based belt with a silver clasp and determined to color it ourselves. Utilizing the identical metallic gold and black paint, we painted the clasp black and the belt gold! As soon as completed, I minimize out a yellow sq. of card inventory and taped it to the belt clasp so as to add that little element.
Final however actually not least, we needed to create Ken’s sneakers! Since such shiny blue sneakers are fairly unattainable to seek out, we painted our personal. Whereas researching costume particulars, Nick seen Ken’s sneakers appeared to be boating sneakers with laces across the shoe. We discovered some canvas boat sneakers at Walmart and customised from there! I painted the sneakers with just a few layers of white acrylic paint first to create a strong layer when it got here time to color the colour. After the sneakers have been dry, I began to color the sneakers with “670 Blue Pearl” metallic acrylic paint. Whereas the metallic paint was initially an accident, I believe the shiny end actually added the “plastic” really feel that Ken and Barbie’s sneakers usually have!
Quick Sleeve Gentle Blue Button Down | Blue Chino Shorts (related right here) | Traditional Canvas Boat Footwear | Black and Silver Plaque Belt | Turquoise Ascot
As our outfits began to return collectively, we have been so excited to finally reveal our costume to family and friends! Since we have been staying at Disney’s All Star Motion pictures Resort which contains a life-size Toy Story space, we thought this is able to be the right place to take photos of our last seems.
All in all, I believe our first Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Get together expertise was undoubtedly one for the books! The individuals of Magic Kingdom cherished our costumes and Nick even recieved just a few “Good Ascot” feedback which completely made his night time. We had such a enjoyable time as Barbie and Ken, and I can’t wait to see what different costume concepts we provide you with sooner or later.
When your fam already calls you Barbie and Ken so that you simply resolve to go for it ✌🏻💕 #mnsshp pic.twitter.com/hNUjV6G7k3
— Kait Round The Kingdom 🏰 (@KaitKillebrew) September 25, 2018