Cosplayer Ammie > Costume of Belle from Beauty and the Beast
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
- I made this dress a couple years back, I actually started working on it when my dad was going in for a minor surgery. So the way I decided to channel the stress from that was to make a crazy ballgown. Alot of my friends and family know that I make some of my more complex costumes during times of stress, and by making these complex outfits seems to be a way of relieving the stress oddly enough. The dress was made in the course of 3 days. The top is made from a butter yellow crepe back satin, it is lined, and has a boning foundation in it. The bottom part of the dress is a lighter yellow bridal satin with a yellow organza overlay. The drapes are made of the same yellow satin as the top. The petticoat in the dress, is one I made, plus one that is built into the dress as well, so there are 2 petticoats. I did make a hoopskirt that can be worn with this as well, but getting around with a hoopskirt has proven to be quite difficult. The pearls on the dress are glass pearls all hand sewn on. I made a little matching purse to go with the dress as well, made from remaning fabic from the dress. The gloves were an old pair I had, that I fabric dyed yellow. The wig (Linda XL) is the same wig I used for Diao Chan DW7, and styled the bun in the back with a yellow ribbon around it. I really like how the dress turned out, I may end up re-styling the front part of the wig to give it more volume, other then that, I am quite happy with it :)
- Personal Thoughts:
- A dress I only could dream of owning when I was a kid, I'm glad I finally made that dream come true! I love how everything turned out on it, if I had to remake, I wouldn't change anything about it.
- Styling Notes
- I just used the same wig from my Diao Chan DW7 cosplay. I styled the hair up into a bun in the back, and tied a yellow ribbon around it. I am gonna add more volume to the front of the wig, to give it more of a cartoon look