Here is our version of the classic “Doll on a music box” character costume based on the one worn by Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (see image from film below), designed for a character ballet piece and perfect for dance festivals and dance competitions. Stunning and will make a great impact on stage, this costume is quite complicated and we made it as a leotard and separate skirt so that it is practical (fully washable!!!! ) and will also allow plenty of room for growth as the leotard part is made from 4 way stretch top quality matt lycra. It will allow complete freedom of movement as there is nothing to come untucked and the skirt is a complete circle so will move beautifully when dancing. Our client was thrilled with her costume “Oh wow it’s gorgeous! ” “We absolutely love it” “Received the costume it’s perfect thankyou.”
More details and pictures below. These costumes are not very cost effective to make as so many different fabrics and trims involved to make them really nice so , as this is a costume I get asked for from time to time, we have decided to offer these from time to time made to measure at £180 each plus £12 special delivery (insured to value) for dancer aged up to 11-12yrs (up to chest/hip 31″). We appreciate this represents quite an investment but this is a reasonable price given fabric costs and the hours required to make and would hopefully last a couple of years. We request detailed measurements and provide guidance on how to take these measurements to ensure (as always! check out our client feedback) a perfect fit but also allow plenty of room for growth.
The skirt is made form a lovely crisp cotton red and white print (as similar to original as we could get) with a built in crisp white cotton poplin apron with vintage style crochet trim and apron ties ( but as all built in-no room for costume malfunction!!) . The skirt even has an adjustable waist to allow for room for growth and a concealed zip and a similar broderie anglais trim around the skirt bottom to the original.
The bodice has the appearance of being laced up the front but this is an illusion the criss-cross straps have been stitched on, there is even a frill trim around the neck and the edges of the bodice side sections. We also re created the double puff sleeve and all fabrics are stretch so will all stretch as your child grows.
Here are some pictures, the leotard has a zip up back and built in leotard pants .
Any questions please ask, contact us here and please note we make lots of different character costumes including custom made so if you do not see the costume you need on our website, get in touch for a quote.