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Father of the Bride

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After seeing new pictures and video clips for the Tangled short film coming out in 8 days, I really wanted to submit a photo of my dad from my wedding day.

There's a story behind this; something that really touched my heart. Before my wedding, I saw my dad as one of the last people I would ever expect to dress in costume for anything; I've never seen him do it before even for Halloween. I knew he didn't mind my crazy costuming hobbies, but it wasn't something I felt he was really interested in.

So after we decided on letting attendees and people outside the bridal party dress in costume for the wedding (and it could be non-Disney related if they wished), my dad came to me and asked, "So, what do I get to wear?"
I told him "Well dad, you can wear whatever you'd be comfortable with. Whether it be a tux or any kind of costume you want." I was thinking that since he had a rifle-shooting hobby and liked historical war movies, maybe he might be interested in wearing a military-styled uniform or camo attire? Or he might just stick to a traditional tux since I know he's a pretty professional guy.
But then he went on, "I'd wear a costume instead of a tux any day. I want us to match. So does this mean I get to be the King?"
I about died. He was into it enough to even grew out a beard; I've never seen my dad with a beard before. I love you, Dad.

The most reference images we could find were with the purple under-coat, which the King wore at the beginning of the movie. While starting on the costume I felt like a derp because I totally forgot about the white and gold outfit he was seen in very briefly at the end of the film, which is what they are also using for the new short film. But by the time we went back to watch the movie for certain details, we had already bought all the pretty fabrics for the red and purple garb, so we just went with it.

The King's outfit was a big team effort; it wouldn't have been done on time if I was doing it by myself. :iconkmrsworld734: and :iconex-shadow: did most of the work on the purple coat while I made the red/gold one. My dad found the boot covers and crown at a Halloween store. We knew we wouldn't have enough time to make an accurate medallion, but one of our friends helped throw one together the night before the wedding using a belt that we were originally going to modify for the "chain."

Rapunzel Wedding dress made and worn by myself

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uglygosling's avatar
Now THAT is something different, getting walked down the aisle by a King!
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EternalCosplaysHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww its soo cute ^-^ 

Your Dad is amazing, it makes me smile every time reading that he did that just for you.


( Been a fan of looking at your cosplays for many years^-^)
Balckash's avatar
You both look so nice and you make wonderful dresses.
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Talty Artisan Crafter
Hello! You have been featured in this Father's Day Feature. Have a nice week!
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your dad is a wonderful man for doing this for you on your big day - i love it when dads do these things :) thank you for sharing this story with us, it means a lot to this stranger ;) <3
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Aaaw!! This is just amazing! the story tied with it is even more beautiful ^^
I wish you the best with Eugene! ;)
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HikazePrincessHobbyist General Artist
u know, he kinda reminds me of king hubert from sleeping beauty ^_^
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JBugalloProfessional General Artist
THATs AWESOME
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daw such a sweet daddy and this wedding looks great
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW...

i wish i had your daddy, my daddy wont even do something like that for me

he is such a princess...
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invexxHobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a really sweet story! Your dad is awesome :D
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This wedding looks pretty nice xDD I want to make mine similar to this one :3
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XNightshadeXProfessional General Artist
This is so incredibly sweet!!!!! <3333 The things dads will do for their little girls <3 I think my dad would just about pass out if I put him in costume--he can't deal with being the center of attention. Beautiful wedding photos! I wish you the best :D
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OMG!!!! What a wonderfull story!!! Gave me tears in my eyes. You look so awesome, and you father seems so wonderfull!
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EverViciousYunaProfessional Digital Artist
Most awesome wedding ever!! Congrats to you!!!
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yamibriannaHobbyist Digital Artist
AWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!KAWAII!!!!!!!
Leioll's avatar
you are so beautiful! an amazing wedding idea too! love it <3
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RikusAngel01Hobbyist Artist
wow, hun! you are one lucky girl! i hope all your dreams do come true! and if you do hear the sound of "little feet" do you think you'll name them after Disney stars? now that will make a really good fairy tail come true! :D 
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mizumaruuStudent General Artist
awww your dad must be amazing!
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EngelenStudent Filmographer
tears... tears in my eyes ; 3;
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MistressChi08Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^w^ congrats miss.melinda-chan for your awesome wedding...

hehehehe... i wonder what the near future~ a family with awesome
cosplayer with a little cute child...:blush:

keep it up good work my idols~
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Congrats on gettin Married!
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Awwww! How sweet of your dad. You look beautiful! Congratulations! :D
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