Dads will do anything to help their kids happy, even if it means becoming a fashion designer. Just ask Nephi Garcia, who helped his young daughter take dress-up to a whole new level by designing a Disney-inspired costume that is simply to die for! And now he’s doing this for a living so he can spend more time with his family, (cue in “awww” sound!)
DISNEY’S OUR SECOND HOME
Nephi Garcia takes his family to Disney quite often. In fact, in 2015, the Garcias went a whopping total of 128 times, and the princesses in the theme park practically know the family by name because they’re so popular.
A few years ago, Nephi and the family were going through a rough time, so after spending some time in Disneyworld, he decided to make a costume for his then, 6-year-old daughter Lili.
WHO’S THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL?
Lili got so much attention that Nephi decided to make an Instagram page called “Designer Daddy”. It wasn’t long before people were calling him and requesting that he make costumes for other children. Hey, even I want one!
A WHOLE NEW LIFE
Nephi was a couture designer for several years and his work was featured in fashion shows and published in Vogue Italy. But that didn’t leave a lot of time to focus on his family so he quit his job as a retail manager and started focusing on making costumes full time.
SHOW ME THE MONEY
Now, Nephi spends his time designing incredible Disney-inspired costumes for his customers, as well as for his daughter Lili, 6, and his sons, Eddy, 2, and Leo, 1, and his 26-year-old wife, Bethanie.
IT’S A DISNEY DREAM COME TRUE
Nephi admits that he and his family dress up a lot and frequently visit Disney, which is easy since they only live 10 minutes south of the nearest theme park. Since then, the family has stepped out in several different, but oh-so incredible outfits
SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT
Lili has two favorite costumes and both are Peter pan inspired. But while one is the normal look, the other is a gown, which Nephi claims Lili absolutely loves –and we don’t blame her!
We doubt that the blue fairy herself could pull off the magic that Nephi uses to work on these costumes. He’s currently working on a transformation Beauty and the Beast dress and also a Princess Aurora dress that goes from pink to blue. Ugh, is Nephi willing to adopt?
WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR
Lili and her brothers are the real stars when they walk into the theme park with their incredibly detailed costumes. Even the official characters can’t help but marvel at how great they look.
DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE
Nephi is proof that you can make your dreams happen and enjoy every second of them when you’re doing something you like. He spends 12 to 40 hours on each costume and he loves getting down and magically dirty with his own successful business, Little Bright Dress. Dreams do come true when you wish upon a star, (and you’re born with mad talent!)