Most kids are enamored by Disney films, both the classics and the newer ones, thanks to their wonderful stories and thrilling visuals, designed to depict wondrous and magical worlds. Getting to dress up like beloved characters from Disney films is every kid’s dream. Luckily for Nephi Garcia’s three kids, their dad is a skilled former couture designer that’s ready and willing to dress them up as any Disney character they please!
How it Started
Nephi Garcia is the proud father of three children ages six, three, and two. He enjoys making all their fairytale dreams come true by designing and crafting elaborate and astonishing costumes for them inspired by Disney characters. It began with a request from his eldest daughter, Lili, who wanted him to make her a costume for their trip to Disney World. The former couture designer happily obliged. Soon after, he began to receive requests from other families to make such marvelous Disney-inspired outfits for them and their children.
A Treasure Trove of Hand-Made Costumes
Garcia left his job as a professional couture designer because it didn’t leave him enough time to spend with his family. Now, thanks to his daughter’s request for that first costume, his work and family life got beautifully intertwined in a very positive way. In an interview with Parents.com, Garcia said that most of the creative creations he crafts are his kids’ ideas. Over time, his lucky daughter amassed three closets full of nearly 300 costumes inspired by Belle, Jasmine, Tinkerbell, Cinderella, and other iconic characters.
Even the Parents Join In
In time, his entire family got involved with the work, including his wife and two sons. Garcia’s Instagram profile, designerdaddy_, is full of images of his stunning designs being worn by his entire family. There are even videos of costumes with special transformative features and effects. Garcia says each costume takes 6-12 hours to make. They certainly make playing dress-up as a family look like great and wholesome fun!
4 of the Best Children’s Books Written by Celebrities so Far
Celebrities are usually known for their singing or acting talent, but some are not limiting themselves and their creativity to one field. Actually, as you will see in this article, many of them have found inspiration in their own childhood or their own children and have written beautiful and captivating children’s books. You would be surprised by some of the authors you will see here and will be even more pleasantly surprised to learn that these amazing stories can be very enjoyable for both children and adults. Let’s get started!
River Rose and the Magical Lullaby — Kelly Clarkson
If you ever heard any of the songs of Kelly Clarkson, you know she’s a phenomenal singer. But, she also has other talents and passions! She got inspiration from her little daughter and wrote her debut children’s book River Rose and the Magical Lullaby, which is a great bedtime story.
Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA — Jimmy Fallon
Who doesn’t know who Jimmy Fallon is? We bet most people have heard of him and will be super excited to find out they can buy not just one but a few children’s books that the comedian wrote. He first wrote the book Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA and later released Everything Is Mama and This is Baby. These books make a perfect gift for new parents as they will for sure enjoy them and their baby will, too!
The Magic Misfits — Neil Patrick Harris
It’s no surprise that Neil Patrick Harris wrote a book so full of magic! He has “magician” written on his resume, right next to all of the other things he’s great at — actor, host, singer, father, and author. His words are creating beautiful, vivid imagery and there are also many different secrets, ciphers, codes, and magic tricks, which ensures that your kid will have hours of fun with this book. The story is captivating and teaches children valuable lessons about friendship and standing up for what’s right.
How Roland Rolls — Jim Carrey
This book by actor Jim Carrey was published back in 2013 and it even won the 2013 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award. The book tells a story about Roland, a wave, who is afraid to hit the shore. However, Ronald soon realizes that he’s not just a wave but the entire ocean. It’s a beautiful story about the world’s interconnectedness.
So Many Amazing Books
And these are not all of the amazing books everyone’s favorite celebrities have written. These people of many talents keep on surprising us and bring out some very creative and beautiful stories we can read and enjoy with our little ones.