Cosplayer Ambrosia > Costume of Belle from Beauty and the Beast
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
- Made a bustle skirt with detachable train (yay snaps!) over a petticoat harvested from an old party dress. Tights are white thigh-highs attacked with yellow floral spray. Drew/traced/cut the gold design for the corset freehand. Corset is all steel boned with imported coutil that cost more than anything else on the outfit (get your shit together NYC). Backpiece is copper wire wrapped in sparkly Christmas trim and accented with LEDs and makes me feel like the NBC peacock.
- Personal Thoughts:
- Despite my habit of defaulting to Aurora in most Disney Princess groups, I grew up idolizing Belle and obsessing over BatB (as most 90's girls did) and collected every book/toy/lunchbox with her face on it. The last time I dressed up as Belle, I was 8, so it was nice to relive that moment in time when I was running around grade school on Halloween feeling JUST SO HAPPY TO BE BELLE.
- Styling Notes
- This was the same wig I used for Jupiter with the ponytail taken out, the clip-on pony set higher, and trimmed down.