Disney Style| Disney Princess Inspired Denim Jacket

July 09, 2017

If you're a Disney fan, I'm sure you've heard of a little convention called the D23 Expo. If you haven't, basically it's a 3 day convention held every other year where Disney fans from all over come together to experience all the magic. The convention is back again next weekend and I cannot wait! (I will be uploading both a blog post and a youtube video so stay tuned!) At the expo, you can attend panels where you get sneak peeks of upcoming movies, park plans, as well as early access to merchandise and so much more! As common as it is at conventions, cosplaying is a huge part of the D23 Expo.  Last time I attended, I went all out with my cosplays-- I sewed my own dresses, did the wig thing, and while I absolutely loved it, it was too expensive and time consuming for me to pull off this year. This time around, I decided to pass on the cosplaying and just wear cute Disney inspired outfits.

For one of my days, I decided to wear an outfit inspired by one of my favorite princesses, Aurora. To go along with my bound, I customized a denim jacket I thrifted and decided to photograph the process for you all to see and get inspired if you'd like to customize your own! Of course you can upcycle your jacket any way you'd like-- all you need is a denim jacket and a few supplies to completely transform it into a one-of-a-kind statement piece.

 I found my jacket in the men's section at my local thrift shop! It was oversized and plain, which makes it ideal for upclycling.

Here are the upcycling supplies I used; fabric scraps, fabric paint, and glitter transfer paper. Not photographed: iron & fabric glue (because an iron is ugly to photograph and I couldn't find my fabric glue when I took this picture-- oops.)

Firstly, I decided to add some pink accents. I cut some fabric to roughly the size of the collar and cuffs and glued it to the existing ones, making sure to tuck in the raw edges of the fabric to make it look neat.

Next, I printed myself a template of both a letter "A" and Aurora's crown. I then cut them each out, the crown on glitter transfer paper I found at the craft store, and the A on some fabric. I attached the crown with my iron, following the instructions on the package, and used my fabric glue to attach the "A" to my jacket. For some added detail, I outlined them with fabric puffy paint.

Next, I flipped over my jacket to work on the back. I decided to paint a big statement piece to fill up all the empty space. I went with pink and blue paint splatters and the words "make it pink. make it blue." which is iconic to Aurora and her film. The entire design was done with just some fabric paint and a variety of brushes.

Lastly, I added the finishing touches with some pins and buttons I own. I'm hoping to pick some more up at the expo to add to my jacket while I'm there!

And that's it! This jacket was super easy and super affordable to upcycle. I absolutely love how it turned out and now I want to upcycle many more! I hope you all enjoyed this little DIY and are inspired to go out and upcycle your own. I can't wait to wear this next weekend! If you'd like to see the rest of the outfit, as well as a recap of my D23 Expo experience, then make sure to subscribe to both my blog and channel so you don't miss out!

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