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Tips for Taking Your Tiny Baby or Toddler to Disneyland

Tips for Taking Your Tiny Baby or Toddler to Disneyland

The most common question/request we get is asking for tips for taking tiny babies or toddlers to Disneyland. Hamm’s first trip to Disneyland was in October 2017 when he was a little less than 2 months old. Although he will never remember it, we took […]

3 CUTE HOLIDAY TREATS WITH OREO AND NUTTERBUTTER COOKIES

3 CUTE HOLIDAY TREATS WITH OREO AND NUTTERBUTTER COOKIES

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15 Costume Ideas from Disney’s Tangled

15 Costume Ideas from Disney’s Tangled

If you know us, we don’t mess around when it comes to costumes. When it comes to group costumes we go all out to make them as awesome as possible. Recently, we attended Oogie Boogie’s Bash at Disneyland and did a group Tangled costume with 19 people and I think it turned out pretty awesome! I think my favorite part about it is that a lot of the costumes light up.

Image of our Family Costume with 15 characters from Disney's Tangled. This picture is at night and shows the costumes lit up.

In this post, I will be sharing 15 costume ideas inspired by Disney’s Tangled. We have created all of these costumes so I can share pictures as well as a brief description of how we created each costume. Some of them are pretty obvious but we also got creative to share some costume ideas you may not have thought of.

Rapunzel

For Rapunzel, we used a dress from HalloweenCostumes.com and I have linked a great option here. You could also of course buy a Rapunzel wig but we actually chose to create our own using different shades of yellow yarn. This allowed us to add lights inside and make the hair glow just like it does in the movie. We also hot glued on some flowers to the wig.

Flynn Rider

For Flynn Rider, we also used a costume from HalloweenCostumes.com which I have linked here. My son who dressed up as Flynn Rider has blonde hair so we wanted to temporarily color it brown. Unfortunately, it seems like brown temporary hair color is apparently the only color they don’t make. We ended up using Clairol root touch-up spray which worked really well and washed out in the bathtub.

Rapunzel’s Hair

Rapunzel’s Hair as a costume??? Sounds kind of weird and crazy right? Well, that is what we all thought too when my sister-in-law first threw out the idea. However, I think it turned out really cute. The costume is basically a felt vest with hair(yarn) braided on the front and back, the back braid basically becoming a tail. Where the magic really happens is that we connected the hair costume to Rapunzel’s wig so that it looked like Rapunzel’s long hair. We of course added lights to make it glow just like the rest of Rapunzel’s hair. Just a fair warning this costume uses A LOT of yarn, A LOT of lights, and A LOT of AA batteries. It was totally worth it though.

Mother Gothel

Mother Gothel Costume from Disney's Tangled

“Mother Knows Best!” For Mother Gothel, we also just purchased a costume online. We also used a wig similar to Mother Gothel’s hair.

Frying Pan

Frying Pan Costume Inspired by Disney's Tangled

“Frying pans… who knew, right?” How could we forget the iconic frying pan from Disney’s Tangled? If you aren’t familiar, Rapunzel and later Flynn Rider use a frying pan as a weapon and are surprised by just how well it does. At the end of the movie, you can actually see the kingdom’s guards using frying pans.

For the frying pan costume, we just used black felt to create a giant frying pan attached to a felt vest to wear the costume.

The Sundrop Flower

Sundrop Magic Flower Costume from Disney's Tangled

In Disney’s Tangled, the sun drop flower is a glowing flower with magical powers that allow Mother Gothel to stay young. The flower consumed by Rapunzel’s mother gives those same glowing and healing powers to Rapunzel’s hair. For this costume just wear green and make a big floral headpiece out of felt and posterboard. Of course, make sure you don’t forget the lights so that the flower can glow just like it does in the movie.

Rapunzel’s Tower

Rapunzel's Tower Costume for Wheelchair inspired by Disney's Tangled

My dad actually made the Rapunzel’s tower costume for my brother who is in a wheelchair. You obviously don’t have to go this extreme and detailed but I think it turned out really awesome.

Stabbington Brothers

Sideburns Stabbington Bro Costume Disney's Tangled
Sideburns Stabbington

Sideburns and Patchy Stabbington are brothers who get betrayed by Flynn Rider and later work with Mother Gothel to try and destroy him. For these costumes, we just found some clothing at the thrift stores and bought some accessories like belts and eye patches. Of course, don’t forget to dye your hair orange/red to fully get in character.

Patchy Stabbington

Maximus

DIY Maximus Costume from Disney's Tangled

To create the Maximus costume, we used a white baseball cap and created his face using felt pieces on the front of the hat. We also added the sun crest as a necklace and reigns to the hat. Don’t forget to add a mane and tail with yarn. The rest is just dressing up in all white and wearing black gloves and shoes for the hooves.

Floating Lanterns

DIY Floating Lanterns costumes  Inspired by Disney's Tangled

Besides the hair and tower, I think the lanterns are my favorite costumes we did. We used two hula hoops, one at the top and one at the bottom, and stretched fabric around them. We painted on the sun crest symbol and added shoulder straps so that they could be worn. We of course had all the ladies wear a belt of lights so that the lanterns would glow at night.

Wanted Poster

Flynn Rider Wanted Poster costume from Disney's Tangled

We had the wanted poster professionally printed and then attached it to a foam poster board to make it more sturdy. One fun detail that we added is that we had it printed without the nose and then printed off different noses that could be attached by velcro. “They just can’t get my nose right!” Then just add a felt strap so that you can wear it over your shoulders.

Pascal

DIY Pascal Costume from Disney's Tangled

What is cuter than a little baby pascal? Probably nothing! For this costume, we used green footie pajamas, and my sister-in-law crotched a hat with yarn. Rachel then created a little tail with green fabric and it turned out just perfect.

Cupid

Cupid Ruffian Costume From Disney's Tangled

Cupid is one of the Ruffians seen in the snuggly duckling and makes for a very funny costume. Thanks to my brother-in-law Mark for rocking this costume so well. To create it we used a skin tone bodysuit and a diaper just made out of white fabric. We then added wings, a bald cap, and a beard to complete the look.

Mime(Ruffians)

Ulf the mime is another Ruffian who has a dream in the Snuggly Duckling. For this costume, we used a black and grey striped shirt with black sweats. I added red suspenders, white gloves, and face makeup.

I hope these costume ideas from Disney’s Tangled were helpful or they at least made you smile. Which costume is your favorite? If you are looking for more costume ideas check out our costume page where we have a lot of great ideas and tutorials.

DIY Squid Game Family Costumes

DIY Squid Game Family Costumes

If you haven’t seen the hit Netflix series Squid Game, I’m sure you have at least heard about it. Netflix released the Squid Game series on September 17, 2021, and it immediately became a viral sensation becoming Netflix’s most-streamed show, EVER!!! With the success of […]

Dad’s Review of the Rad Wagon 4 from Rad Power Bikes

Dad’s Review of the Rad Wagon 4 from Rad Power Bikes

This post is sponsored by Rad Power Bikes. They provided me with a Rad Wagon to create this content. However, all thoughts and opinions in this post are my own. I have been riding my Rad Wagon 4 electric cargo bike for two months and […]

Inspirational Quotes and Lessons Learned from Disney’s Cruella

One of my favorite things about Disney movies is that they always have a great message and some lessons we can take away and apply to our own lives. Even though Disney’s Cruella is a movie about one of the greatest and some might say most evil villains of all time, it is packed with tons of great inspirational quotes and lessons. In this post, I will be sharing a few of my favorites from the film. If you are looking for funny quotes from Disney’s Cruella I have a post for that too.

Warning: This post may contain spoilers of the movie so continue at your own risk.

“A new day brings new opportunities” – Cruella

Cruella said after her mother died, “Sad story. Genius girl turns into stupid girl who gets her mother killed, and ends up alone. But a new day brings new opportunities or at least a couple of petty thieves. Horace and Jasper.” I think it is important to remember to be grateful for each new day of life we are given. We should focus on the future and the new opportunity we are given to become the person we want to be and do the things we want to do. Each new day will bring its challenges but with them will come new and exciting adventures.

“From the very beginning, I’ve always made a statement. Not everyone appreciated that, but I wasn’t for everyone.” – Cruella

One of the hardest lessons to learn in life is that no matter what you do you can’t please everyone and not everyone is going to like you. This is personally hard for me because I am a people pleaser and just try to be nice to everyone. Just know that you need to be your true self and not change to please others. Not everyone will appreciate it but the important people around you will and that is what truly matters. Most important though is that you will be happy being you.

“But as good as things were, I felt I was meant for more in this life. I just didn’t know what” – Cruella

Let me preface this by saying first and most importantly it is important for us to look for the good in every situation and count our blessings. We will be happier in life if we can find the positive things in our current state in life. That being said I also think it is very important that we aren’t complacent. We should always be striving to progress in life and reach new heights. Our potential is far greater than we can possibly imagine and we will never reach it if we stop trying to stretch ourselves.

“Cruella was in a box a long time, now Estella can be the one who makes guest appearances!” -Cruella

Similar to the previous quote, sometimes because of the judgments we receive from others, it is hard to embrace who we really are or who we are trying to become. Horace and Jasper, Estella’s best friends did not even like Cruella at first but eventually, they were able to get along.

“From an early age I realized I saw the world differently than everyone else.” – Cruella

If you think about all of the great people of history, they probably saw the world differently than most. Jeff Bezos saw the future of bookstores and turned it into a billion-dollar e-commerce enterprise. Elon Musk has sometimes crazy dreams for the future of transportation and energy. Walt Disney had a crazy idea for a theme park but yet look at the success of Disneyland. Thinking or being different isn’t a bad thing but instead will help us fulfill our purpose during our life.

“I’m not like her, I’m better.” – Cruella

This is one of my favorite quotes from the movie. Cruella is comparing herself to her birth mother, the Baroness. Cruella, although a villain, proves to not be as evil as her mother. Although I don’t think we should compare ourselves with others, I think we should compare our current selves with our past selves and hopefully, we can say the same. Am I better than me a day, week, or even years ago? If not, what can I do today to be better!

“It’s funny how those happy accidents can change the whole direction of your life.” – Cruella

Cruella had a rough childhood but look at how strong, talented, and driven she became because of those challenges. I have noticed that in my life when an accident happens or a door closes it always seems to work out for the best. After being let go from one job, I was able to find an even better opportunity. I think we can all recall times in our lives when an “accident” turned into a great opportunity. In the end, it comes down to how we choose to react to life.

“You can’t care about anyone else. Everyone else is an obstacle. You care what an obstacle wants or feels you’re dead. If I cared about any one or thing I might have died like so many brilliant women with a drawer full of unseen genius and a heart full of sad bitterness.” – Baroness

The baroness really is an evil person but I think her point is somewhat valid. No, we shouldn’t push people off a cliff if they are an obstacle, but we shouldn’t let anything or anyone prevent us from reaching our dream. It’s often said that we are a reflection of the people we hang around the most, so if those people are obstacles from you reaching your potential maybe we should limit our associations with them. Do you ever wonder how many people had life or world-changing ideas that took them to the grave because they were too scared to try? Sad to think about.

I hope you enjoyed these inspirational quotes from Disney’s Cruella. Did you notice any that I missed? What is your favorite lesson learned from Disney’s Cruella.

Disney’s Cruella is now streaming on Disney+ and is also available for purchase on Blu-Ray and digital.

Am I too tall for Disneyland or Disney World?

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Funniest Quotes from Disney’s Cruella

Disney released Cruella to Premiere access on Disney+ and theaters on May 28, 2021, and it will be available on Digital and Blu-Ray on September 21, 2021. Disney’s Cruella is a live-action film that shares the back story of the famous villain Cruella de Vil […]

30 Exciting Trivia Questions From Disney’s Cruella

30 Exciting Trivia Questions From Disney’s Cruella

Disney released Cruella to Premiere access on Disney+ and theaters on May 28, 2021, and it will be available on Digital and Blu-Ray on September 21, 2021. Disney’s Cruella is a live-action film that shares the back story of the famous villain Cruella de Vil from Disney’s 101 Dalmatians. It is such an amazing movie and one of our family favorites. If you love it as much as we do, see how many of the Cruella trivia questions you can answer. If you want even more Disney trivia make sure you check out my Disney trivia page that contains tons of trivia from all of your favorite Disney movies.

Which actress plays Cruella?

Emma Stone

What is unique about the opening castle scene?

It is black and white and the Disney logo is in Red Text

Disney's opening castle logo variant

Who is Estella’s friend in school?

Anita Darling

What does Estella name her puppy?

Buddy

Where does Estella find her puppy Buddy?

In the dumpster at school after some bullies throw her in. 

What is the name of Horace and Jasper’s Dog?

Wink

How does Estella first get her designing experience?

Designing and sewing disguises for their thieving operations. She originally learned from her mother.

What is Estella supposed to say when they ask “How do you know Prince Charles”?

“It’s a polo thing”

What is the most fashionable department store in London?

Liberty, this is where Estella gets her first real job. Although, it’s just a janitor position scrubbing floors and toilets. 

What color does Estella dye her hair to get rid of the black and white Cruella look? 

Red

What makes the Baroness want to hire Estella?

The window display she rearranges at the Liberty store

What is the name of the store where Arty works?

2nd Time Around

What is the name of the Baroness’s lawyer?

Roger

How long is the Baroness’s power nap?

9 Minutes

In what city does most of Disney’s Cruella take place?

London, England

Where is the fountain Estella goes throughout the movie to talk to her deceased mother?

Estes Park, they were originally supposed to drive there and have tea before her mother died. 

What event do Horace, Jasper, and Estella try and steal back her mom’s necklace?

The Black and White Ball, the biggest party of the season. 

What disguise do Horace and Jasper use at the black and white ball?

Bug extermination workers, pest control

How many dalmatians does the Baroness have?

3

What is the stage of grief Cruella adds?

Revenge… list the others as well.

Where does Anita Darling work?

The London Editorial

Fashion Fact: The pinnacle of every fashion year is….

The Spring Collection

What are the three things the baroness loves most?

Her Business, Her Status, Her Confidence

Where do Horace and Jasper steal the dalmatians?

Roscoes, the dog spa and pet groomer

What does Cruella often call Horace and Jasper?

Imbeciles

Who saves Cruella from the fire?

John, the Baroness’s loyal valet. He even finds her mother’s necklace in the fire and gives it to her. 

What is so special about the necklace Cruella wants to steal back from the Baroness?

It has a key that unlocked a Jewerly box containing the evidence(birth certificate that Estella is the daughter of the baroness and is the rightful heir of the Barron’s fortune.

Who said, “I’m not like her, I’m better!” 

Cruella

Where does Cruella’s last name, De Vil, come from?

It comes from the type of car she drives, the Panther De Ville.

Image result for cruella's last name after car?

What happens in the after-credit scene?

Roger and Anita each get a Dalmatian puppy. 

How did you do? Hopefully, you were able to learn something new about Disney’s Cruella! If you enjoyed these trivia questions and are looking for more fun Disney Trivia, check out all of our Disney Trivia here.

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25 Exciting Trivia Questions From Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet

25 Exciting Trivia Questions From Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet

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