Disney's Princess Belle Cosplay Costume from Beauty and the Beast by Momo Karinyo
Photo by Kao Saephanh
Photo by Kao Saephanh
Photo by Kao Saephanh
Photo by Kao Saephanh
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Photo by Tyler Winton
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Photo by Tyler Winton
Photo by Tyler Winton
Why Belle?

As a kid, there were only two Disney characters that I ever dressed up as for Halloween... and they were Belle and Tinkerbell. Go figure, haha, two "bells". Anyways, out of all the Disney princesses, Belle and Jasmine were always my favorites! Jasmine is my favorite overall, but I never got to dress up as her. Then again, both my childhood Disney costumes were entirely atrocious, ahahaha. The gold Belle dress was literally gold, and nearly unrecognizable if it weren't for the picture of Belle's face on the bodice, ahahaha.

 

Anyways, this ballgown has been a dream cosplay of mine for quite sometime, but somewhat an unrealized one. It was always in the back of my mind, but never really planned. One day, though, I had an epiphany while daydreaming about the dress, and did some simple sketches and number crunching, and thought I suddenly knew the "code" to crack this project! It's geometry at it's core, and that's the only kinda math I'm good at, really.

 

But still apprehensive, I approached the project in steps, which is why it took so long to complete. I didn't rush in and buy all the materials at once, because they would go to waste if I messed up and got discouraged. However, as each thing went along smoothly, I went further and further until I had a complete dress! It was a stunning success, and I still can't believe I made it as easily as I did. I thought for sure it would be a lot harder. I guess I was just scaring myself out of doing it all these years!

Costume Stats

Started: January 2015

Completed: April 2015

Status: active

Wig by: Wig is Fashion, Hair Bun from Arda Wigs

Worn at: DCP Disneybound Ball 2015, LA CosplayCon 2015, Cincinnati Comic Con 2015, KokomoCon 2015,

Anime Crossroads 2017

Awards: Honorable Mention- KokomoCon 2015,

Best Masters- Anime Crossroads 2017