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Old 05-11-2012, 10:59 PM   #1
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Adult sized princess dresses

This might seem like a weird request. My 15 year old daughter would love love to still be able to dress like her favorite princess, Belle, during our upcoming WDW trip and DCL cruise. I remember buying her first Belle princess dress at MK when she was 5.

Is there any place at WDW that sells the princess dresses in adult sizes? Thanks!
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:03 PM   #2
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This might seem like a weird request. My 15 year old daughter would love love to still be able to dress like her favorite princess, Belle, during our upcoming WDW trip and DCL cruise. I remember buying her first Belle princess dress at MK when she was 5.

Is there any place at WDW that sells the princess dresses in adult sizes? Thanks!
If there is, I haven't seen it.

Other than Halloween, I've never seen an adult dressed up like a princess. In fact, I'm sure I haven't. Disney doesn't allow it in the parks.

If you don't know anyone who sews, I'll bet someone on etsy would make you one...if your dd just wants to wear it at home.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:10 PM   #3
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There aren't places at Disney that sells adult sized costumes, but several online costume shops sell them. A lot of them sell costumes year round. Search for Disney Costumes.
As previously stated, adults can only wear costumes at the MNSSHP. And I know that a 15 year old needs an adult ticket, but I am not sure if Disney considers her an adult as far as the rule regarding costumes stands.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:15 PM   #4
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Although you might be able to get one, your DD won't be allowed into the park wearing it as only children may wear costumes. If you are going for an event like the Halloween party then she would be allowed.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:32 PM   #5
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As others have said, no one over the age of 10 is supposed to wear costumes in the park. They'll generally let it slide if a slightly older kid is small and still looks young, but if she needs and adult sized costume she isn't going to get away with it.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:47 AM   #6
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could she fit into a kids extra large? When I was 15 I was pretty tiny (oh for those days again! ) and I could still fit into a kids extra large. I think it equates to a size 16 (kids) or something like that.

I don't think your 15 year old will have any trouble wearing a costume in the parks. They don't want adults doing it to confuse the kids, but I think Disney will view your daughter still as a kid dressing up.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:20 AM   #7
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If your daughter needs an adult sized costume there is no way they will allow her to wear it in the parks. Adults are only allowed to wear costumes during the Halloween parties. And a typical 15yr old looks more like an adult than a child.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:43 AM   #8
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Disclaimer: I'm a guy, with no kids, so I may be off the mark here. If I am, chalk it up to have absolutely 0 experience with 15 year old girls (well, except for ~15-20 years ago when I was their age )

Would it be plausible to have a Bell "Inspired" dress. So not a direct copy type of costume (or even technically a costume at all), but something that emulates the dress that the character/CMs would "get" but wouldn't be confusing or construed by the general public? It may satisfy the no adults in costume requirement for Disney in general, while still giving her that extra special something?

At least, it's a thought and a potential compromise.
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:28 AM   #9
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Sheesh people! How many people does it take to say no? Debbie downers.

Google it for belle adult costume, I saw plenty online. Just call and ask if your daughter can wear it, maybe include how tall she is.
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Sheesh people! How many people does it take to say no? Debbie downers.
They don't want anyone wearing a costume in the park that could be mistaken for the character. And at 15, the OP's daughter probably could be mistaken for Belle.

Calling won't really help. It will not matter what the tell the OP over the phone, only what they are told at the gate. The OP could get her daughter a dress and let her wear it, but have her wear regular clothes underneath it, just in case.
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They don't want anyone wearing a costume in the park that could be mistaken for the character. And at 15, the OP's daughter probably could be mistaken for Belle.
What I'm saying is just that it took 5 people to say the same thing, no. I perfectly understand that at 15, depending on her height, little kids may think she is the real deal. I get that. What I was saying was it took 5 people to say the same thing, no. She probably got it, after the first 2 or 3 that it may be an issue.

Not meaning to stir the pot.
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could she fit into a kids extra large? When I was 15 I was pretty tiny (oh for those days again! ) and I could still fit into a kids extra large. I think it equates to a size 16 (kids) or something like that.

I don't think your 15 year old will have any trouble wearing a costume in the parks. They don't want adults doing it to confuse the kids, but I think Disney will view your daughter still as a kid dressing up.
my niece is 7 and she would most likely have to wear an XL and from what i understand they are hard to find in the parks.
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Sheesh people! How many people does it take to say no? Debbie downers.

Google it for belle adult costume, I saw plenty online. Just call and ask if your daughter can wear it, maybe include how tall she is.
People repeat info because if you get one post saying YES but thirteen saying NO, you know it's NO.

More responses is better than less.

Also, people correct each other. It's no sin to get something wrong. I'm sure we've all been corrected and learned stuff. I have.

There is no reason to call, because even if she got an uninformed CM on the phone who said she could wear it, they wouldn't let her in with that on.

15yo is too old to wear it in the parks. She might want to wear it at home or to a party or something, though, so she gets advice on where to get one.
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Disclaimer: I'm a guy, with no kids, so I may be off the mark here. If I am, chalk it up to have absolutely 0 experience with 15 year old girls (well, except for ~15-20 years ago when I was their age )

Would it be plausible to have a Bell "Inspired" dress. So not a direct copy type of costume (or even technically a costume at all), but something that emulates the dress that the character/CMs would "get" but wouldn't be confusing or construed by the general public? It may satisfy the no adults in costume requirement for Disney in general, while still giving her that extra special something?

At least, it's a thought and a potential compromise.
This is a very nice suggestion. I envision something a little more then just a Belle tshirt but not as much as a glitter costume. Maybe you can get a fitted bodice made out of yellow costume satin that has some of the Belle dress details. And maybe a short tu-tu in yellow.
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This is a very nice suggestion. I envision something a little more then just a Belle tshirt but not as much as a glitter costume. Maybe you can get a fitted bodice made out of yellow costume satin that has some of the Belle dress details. And maybe a short tu-tu in yellow.
i agree with Cafeens and kerriemillers advice too! awesome idea!
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