Product Type: Disney Fancy Dress
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Disney Tangled Rapunzel Costume
Member Name: karalouk
Disney Tangled Rapunzel Costume
Advantages: Beautiful! Just like Rapunzel's dress, Little girls will love it, Durable and machine washable!
Disadvantages: Quite expensive, Comes with no extras, Odd sizing, Prone to small snags
**Price & Availability**
I brought her dress from The Disney Store for £30.00 which I suppose it quite steep for a childrens dressing up costume. There are lots of similar and cheaper alternatives available in many supermarkets etc, however we were also visiting Disneyland so I wanted her to have a 'proper' Rapunzel dress for the occasion. I probably would have considered a cheaper alternative if it was just going to be used for dressing up indoors.
**Extras (or not!)**
Rather disappointingly the dress doesn't come with any extras, so matching shoes/bag/jewellery/hair accessories will come at an extra cost (The Disney Store have lots of matching accessories). Plus a HUGE part of Rapunzel's look is her long hair - I personally think the dress should have come with some sort of wig...
Sizes start at 2-3 years and go all the way up to 11-12 years. The sizing is quite annoying as some age ranges aren't included - for example my daughter was a perfect size 4-5 years but I could only choose from 3-4 years or 5-6 years, no inbetween. As the dress was quite long and the sizes seemed quite generous I decided on 3-4, which fitted fine.
The first thing to point out is the dress is gorgeous! It's very pretty and will make any little girl feel like a princess. A lot of small details have been added to make it look extra special. The dress looks very similar to Rapunzel's real dress, I'd say the main (but still quite minor) difference is that the costume has a hooped skirt whereas Rapunzel's is more free flowing. However this isn't a disadvantage as it makes the dress look/feel extra elegant and more of a ballgown like the other Disney Princess dresses.
It's different shades of purple and is mainly made of a soft shiny satin material. The top part is edged with white lace, has a bow and a pink criss-cross design to give it a corset look. It has puffball sleeves (which are purple with pink stripes) and thin purple netting which covers the mid-lower arms. The skirt half has a lined hoop inside which gives it a great effect and is also covered all around with a glittery swirl pattern netted overskirt (which also matches the glittery pattern on the top half). Around the back, the top half is a velvet-like material and has velcro tabs to fasten the dress. I quite appreciate the velvet material on the back as it means it doesn't snag on the velcro like it would on the satin.
The dress is made from 76% polyester/24% nylon and is machine washable. Many cheaper alternatives have to be hand washed or sponge cleaned so I was very happy about this. My daughter has splattered her dress in so many different things and I have washed it loads of times. All of the stains have been removed and the dress is still in good condition. I was slightly concerned that the glitter would wash off but it hasn't. The only slight wear has been to the top - some of the swirl pattern has started to fade. The hoop should be removed when machine washing but I have left it in a couple of times and it's been fine. It can't be tumble dried but can be ironed, although I've never found the need to iron it.
The Rapunzel dress is lovely, my daughter adores it and looks so cute in it! She loves twirling and dancing about it in. She wore it to Disneyland and was so excited to meet the princesses whilst dressed up as Rapunzel. She even met Rapunzel herself whilst wearing the same dress and was very happy that she liked it! She has also worn this dress on many other occasions - birthday parties, an ice show and even a royal wedding party! However most usually it's used for dressing up indoors.
It's quite a durable costume, it's been in regular use for almost a year and is still in very good condition. The only wear is some fading to the swirl pattern (which I've already mentioned) and a few small snags to the skirt due to the material. It's easy to clean and scrubs up well.
Overall I'd say this is the perfect dress for any litttle princess and is sure to please any young Rapunzel fan, as long as you don't mind forking out for it!
Summary: Lovely... but not impressed it doesn't come in my size.
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