Costume of Cinderella
There is no more popular costume choice for girls – young and old – than the costume of Cinderella. With the beautiful gown and the gorgeous glass slippers, every girl (or woman) wants to dress up as Cinderella for a day. So, if you’re headed to a costume party – for halloween or any other time of year – a Cinderella costume choice is never wrong!!
What does Cinderella’s ball gown look like?
The traditional Cinderella costume takes its cue from Disney’s version of the fairy tale princess. The costume starts with an elegant blue ball gown with a long skirt that comes down to the toes. It is form fitting at the top and balloons out in an elegant bell shape from the waist. This type of dress is from a different era, and was typically worn with a corset, which is how the narrow form-fitting waist was achieved. The beautiful bell-shape of the skirt is created by a collapsable cage worn with these types of dresses to support the skirt. If you buy a modern costume-version of the Cinderella dress however, you’ll find a similar (though less voluminous effect is achieved without the cage).
The next part of the costume – and perhaps most important part – are the shoes! Cinderella wore glass slippers. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a real actual glass slipper…thankfully however, there are modern-day versions which are made of clear plastic…they’ll look just like glass and you can dance and walk without fear of breaking your shoe! 😉
Other optional accessories to the costume you might consider include a blue headband and elbow-length white gloves. A black choker is sometimes worn as well. The new live action movie Cinderella sticks with the most traditional version of the Cinderella Costume – the blue ball gown, and glass slipper are there, however according to the costume designer, Cinderella’s neck was left unadorned to emphasize the simplicity and “natural” aspect of Cinderella.
Check out various versions of the Cinderella Costume for inspiration!