Are they going to ban this now from the kids? Because what's stopping a parent from letting little susie wear her snow white dress from home & just maybe pay for make-up & hair.
Nothing! That's what we did. My DD wore her own Ariel dress and just had her hair and makeup done. And by makeup, it meant mostly some sparkles on her cheeks and a little lip gloss. She did NOT look like a streetwalker.
Hair style plus make-up = $35
Hair style, make-up plus nails = $45
All of the above, plus princess costume and photo shoot = $175
That's the WDW prices. Not exactly cheap if you actually want to dress up like a princess.
The princess dress is $65 and accessories run another $30-40. (I know this because every time we go to WDW or DL, I get asked for everything!!!) So the deluxe package at $175 adds up like this:
* Hair style, make-up plus nails = $45
* Dress = $65
* Princess accessories (shoes, wand, gloves, etc) = $40
* Photos = $25
As for the photo shoot, we had that done for free. The photo shoot itself is free, its the photos that cost. But at WDW they have this thing called PhotoPass where you get a card and they put all your pictures on it* and at the end of the trip you can pay $99 for a disk of all the pictures. So we had all her photo shoot pictures put on that disk (which we were going to buy anyway) so basically that was free.
* There are photographers all over the parks and they take your pic everywhere! So you can get hundreds of pictures of your vacation on one disk. The PhotoPass card is not just for the Princess pictures.
You guys may think this is expensive but for me it's totally worth it to get it for my daughter because she just loves it! She still wears her "fake" hair from the hairstyle and will wear her Princess dress for Halloween and also wears it for dress-up play.