We’re pretty sure Nephi Garcia is the dad of every young Disney-obsessed fan’s dream.
This talented dad is next level #DadGoals and he’s giving us all the feels just in time for Father’s Day.
(FYI: Father’s Day is Sunday and if you still haven’t figured out a gift for the big guy, make use of our large, and hopefully fail-proof, Father’s Day gift guide.)
Garcia, 32, is a California-based fashion designer, husband, and father-of-three, who has recently been getting a ton of attention for his incredibly intricate Disney costumes, especially the ones he makes for his children.
And as soon as you get a look at some of his work, it’s easy to see why.
In a recent interview with Buzzfeed, Garcia explained that while he used to work in high fashion, once he had kids, the industry “wasn’t really working” for him anymore. However, he soon found renewed inspiration when his daughter, Lilli, now aged six, asked him to make her a costume for a family trip to Disney World in 2015.
The Fairy Godmother costume that he created for Lilli was so flawless that by the next day he’d gotten almost a dozen orders from parents who’d seen his handiwork at the park.
Garcia puts in a ton of work to make these gorgeous costumes, and it definitely shows.
He told Buzzfeed that each children’s outfit takes anywhere from four to six hours work; while the adult versions (sample below) of these costumes can take a jaw-dropping 12 to 48.
Those sleeves tho! 😱 @kayla_2012 you look stunning as #snowwhite!!! Thank you for modeling this dress!!! Thank you @austinmbauman for this incredible image! Thanks @jmillsmakeupandhair for the hair and @crownedprincessparties @le_petite_princesse_ for the talents and venue!!! ❤️💙💛🍎 #designerdaddy #cosplay #costume #disney #disneycosplay #disneyprincess #snowwhiteandthesevendwarfs #classicdisney
I'm in love with this photo!!!!! Thank you @austinmbauman for the image!!! Thank you @sanaford of @crownedprincessparties for modeling it!! @le_petite_princesse_ location. And @jmillsmakeupandhair for the wig!!! #disneyprincess #disneycosplay #cosplay #costume #ballgown #thelittlemermaid #mermaid #designerdaddy #couture
Of course, they don’t come cheap.
But Garcia assures he only uses the highest quality materials for his costumes, and never uses the same design twice. His children’s costumes start at $600, and his adult looks begin at $1,800.
To be honest, it looks like his costumes are worth every penny.
After all, Disney magic is priceless.
Just look at some of his Disney creations that are guaranteed to have you in ya’ feelings. To see more of his brilliant designs, check out @designerdaddy_ on Instagram. Interested in ordering one of Garcia’s creations? Checkout his website.
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