That's mostly true. Except change "I" to "my 3-year-old niece" and "Christmas" to "Birthday".
But don't change the part that says "Princess Sword." Whatever the world a "princess sword" is . . . that's apparently what she wants.
After my COLOSSAL FAIL of a handmade birthday gift for her last year, I really needed another chance to flex my creative muscles and make something she might actually
not be terrified of like.
Lately my nieces have been on a superhero kick. I have been wanting a reason for awhile to make something like this, so I ventured a guess and asked my sister whether she thought the soon to be 3-year-old would like a superhero cape. She told me that she was sure that would go over well, but also told me about this whole "princess sword" that my niece has been rambling about lately.
Since neither my sister nor I actually knew what a "princess sword" was, I decided to go looking around on eBay for something that might fit the bill. She's 3, so it had to be kinda kid-friendly (yes, I know we're talking about a sword here). My first thought honestly was of She-Ra.
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Which ruled. Definitely my favorite part of the costume. Well, that and the headdress.
Anyway, I'm sure there are very few 3-year-old's out there today who have ever seen She-Ra, let alone heard of her . . . I'm pretty positive my niece never has. So it was not necessary to try and achieve the actual She-Ra look.
Instead I just typed in "pink sword" into the eBay search bar and watched the results pop up. I ended up getting her an inflatable pink sword for about $2.
Then I went on a little side trip to the fabric store to rustle up some princess superhero worthy fabrics for a proper princess superhero cape. Good thing I brought Little Miss with me. She's very keen at spotting such types of fabric. The fact that she's also 3 made me pretty confident that she would make a wise selection.
She did not disappoint. Sparkly stars for the front, sparkly pink for the inside, a little sparkly green for the shield, some polka dot pink ribbons for the safety ties and BAM.
I give you, SUPERHERO PRINCESS CAPE OF AWESOMENESS with PINK PRINCESS ACTION INFLATABLE SWORD:
Whoa. If this one isn't a hit, I'm going to have to have a talking to with Little Miss. ;)
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