eternal_aranel
 


Costume :Belle
Variant :Green dress
Source :Beauty and the Beast
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None


Costume Photos

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Costume Information

Description
For a good friend's goodbye party which is Disney themed


I never ever thought I would cosplay Disney.....don't get me wrong it was my childhood and I love it, but most of the female characters are a bit naff XD
Also some of them are overdone to fuck by cosplayers.

I racked my brain for a cosplay I could do that would be simple and with my own hair or a wig I already owned....and where the female was actually useful!

I narrowed it down to Kida -Atlantis, Jasmine- Aladdin, Mulan- Mulan and Esmeralda - Hunchback of Notre Dam
Anyone notice anything these all have in common?
They are all dark skinned/ethnic in some way that my Scottish skin can't do XDD
Y ALL THE COOL FEMALES NOT WHITE DISNEY??

Belle was one I loved completely, but dismissed at the start due to her popularity on the cosplay scene, but I have come back to her, because she is my fav Disney princess <3
So I want to do an outfit of hers which hasn't really been seen

And nothing was more perfect than the beautiful green dress she is wearing when the Beast gives her the gift of the library! Fav scene <3 ;_; (I am a book whore)

So yes! Hope I can do this well! If I suit her I want to do her pink snow dress as well!

Comments

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Your going to be an amazing Bellle! I can't wait to see some of your progress on this!

by SachikoYumi on Monday, 29 August, 2011 - 15:30
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This will look amazing. I'm so relieved to see someone doing something different for Belle as I love this dress of her's.

by j_mercuryuk on Tuesday, 30 August, 2011 - 08:24
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Not alot of people do the green dress,i cant understand why as its gorgeous! Cant wait too see

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 30 August, 2011 - 18:45
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Iagree with fairyporchqueen- belle's green dress is simple but stunning! Looking forward to seeing this!

by FuriePhoenix on Tuesday, 30 August, 2011 - 19:24
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I love this. Can't wait to see it complete.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 5 September, 2011 - 18:44
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I've actually never seen this version cosplayed so it'll be wonderful to witness - you will suit her so so well! ^^ - and seriously the more darker toned Princess/heroins really need more love x

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 5 September, 2011 - 19:15

This dress is beautiful so far!

by Hannah-Kiwii on Monday, 5 September, 2011 - 21:44
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Thanks everyone :D Sorry for my rant in the info XD haha
Also @Pandora: YES! Its so true! I wish I could give them love but my pale skin cries otherwise! I still might sneakily cosplay Kida though and damn everyone! XD

by eternal_aranel on Monday, 5 September, 2011 - 23:29
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looks great so far, belle is my fave princess :). also you could just use body paint if you do a darker skinned princess. i have the problem of being albino white so i have to fake tan/ use body paint for a lot of my costumes

by Leolarua on Tuesday, 6 September, 2011 - 14:04
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Beautiful progress already! You're right she is a popular cosplay but excellent choice of dress, you'll make a wonderful Belle ^_^

by ElegantAura on Tuesday, 6 September, 2011 - 17:11
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I wasn't near as tanned as Esmeralda but I still cosplayed her anyways XD so I say, please do Kida!! You'll look damn amazing as her!! I can guarantee it despite skin colour :D Also you made this cosplay really fast and really am excited to see the finished outcome :) x

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 6 September, 2011 - 19:26
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Goodness me your face is perfect for Belle! The progress looks lovely too! ^^ Nice to see this dress being done.

by MoonLily on Wednesday, 7 September, 2011 - 20:07
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Cute ^^ and accurate 8D you suit her much ^^

by Ikkaku-kun on Wednesday, 7 September, 2011 - 20:40

I think you suit her! You might find there would be a greater likeness if you filled in your eyebrows a little more along their entire length (judging by the photos, might be they look different IRL), right now they seem to be styled fairly slim with a small enlarged inner corner, whereas Belle's has a softer gradient from medium inner corner to slim outer corner. If that makes any sense. o_o It's nitpicking though. I like the look of the dress and make-up so far, and the fact that you picked the green one!! :D

by Adamoluna on Wednesday, 7 September, 2011 - 21:12
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Thanks everyone!
@Adamoluna: Yea I was just flicking back between the photos and I agree
My eyebrows are styles in a curve though whereas Bells (at least in one of my refs, the close face one) are pretty straight,so it might be a bit diffcult to do but I'll have a better go at it on the day. I already filled them out a little bit as well with pencil xD I have really thin eyebrows from the last time I had to cosplay someone with light hair XD

by eternal_aranel on Wednesday, 7 September, 2011 - 21:20
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You looks amazing as belle!
I love your real hair too D: it looks so long.

Also nice work on the dress, i LOVE the skirt

by SachikoYumi on Wednesday, 7 September, 2011 - 22:28
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You look perfect!

by FairyPorchQueen on Wednesday, 7 September, 2011 - 23:00
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So stunning! Loving the progress so far x.

by FusionRose on Thursday, 8 September, 2011 - 18:43
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progress looks stunning! I think for the ribbon you should do a mix of thick and thin. Thin at the bottom but thicker at the top?

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 8 September, 2011 - 20:43
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You look gorgeous! This dress is one of my faves :D its looking great!

by BabemRoze on Thursday, 8 September, 2011 - 20:48
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Thankee ladies :D

@FuriePhoenix: Good call! Ill try that out :D

by eternal_aranel on Thursday, 8 September, 2011 - 20:56
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Wow your hair is perfect *3*
Also love how youre doing the green version VERY original ;D

by Solaria on Friday, 9 September, 2011 - 11:28
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Glad I could help!

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 9 September, 2011 - 15:44
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Looks lovely so far.
It's so nice to see the green version being done. <3

by Natsumi on Monday, 12 September, 2011 - 11:18
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Beautiful costume! Just perfect!

by Ocarina on Monday, 12 September, 2011 - 16:09
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Beautiful costume! Just perfect!

by Ocarina on Monday, 12 September, 2011 - 16:09

you look so beautiful! :D

by Adamoluna on Tuesday, 13 September, 2011 - 06:27
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This is such a beautiful dress. You definitely suit Belle

by j_mercuryuk on Tuesday, 13 September, 2011 - 08:04
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I loved this! You were a damn gorgeous Belle, I think I as too stunned about it :D

by kitty_sama on Tuesday, 13 September, 2011 - 12:01
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You look so pretty :3

by BlueberryTale on Tuesday, 13 September, 2011 - 12:04
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Omg you've got an amazing resemblance to Belle! 8D Absolutely gorgeous! everything is perfect x

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 13 September, 2011 - 15:58
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your Belle looks fantastic!!!!

by FuriePhoenix on Tuesday, 13 September, 2011 - 17:27
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awww you look so pretty! good job

by Leolarua on Tuesday, 13 September, 2011 - 18:22
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Best Belle ever! :D x

by NakedSalad on Tuesday, 13 September, 2011 - 19:11
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Totally stunning!

by Plasticsharkattack on Monday, 14 November, 2011 - 10:57
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wow you look lovely ! your hair looks perfect !

by Holli on Saturday, 11 February, 2012 - 20:55
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I love this so much

by SamanthaKaiba on Sunday, 6 May, 2012 - 12:42
 

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Journal

Bodice detail (Posted 8th September 2011)

Not sure about this....I added ribbon to the edges, but its a tad thick, so I have folded in over on itself on one pic and left it unaltered in the other
Obviously it would be neater if I did it for real XDDD
Sit alot better at the bottom when folded over....but I don't know I like the thick effect....Thoughts?

hair and make up test (Posted 7th September 2011)

Why can I style gravity defying wigs awesomely yet can't make my own hair do what I want??! O_o

I don't suit her at all!!!!! OTZ
Araaaaa
Oh well, at least it just for a small meet of friends and not a big deal :)

Weird to see my natural eye colour for once XD

Skirt fin ished (Posted 6th September 2011)

Wasitband added and lining added!
The lining really gave it extra volume! So it poofs out at the waist like hers does!
I was thinking I was going o have to wear some sort of peticoat, but this skirt shapes itself xD Epic XD
Bodice still incomplete.

bodice 2 (Posted 5th September 2011)

That's the basic shape done! Just need the white detailing and tidying up
Added a zipper to the back. Working on sleeves now.
Never made anything like this before but I think its going okay

bodice (Posted 5th September 2011)

This is my pattern for the bodice.
I never used a pattern before xD usually I just make it up as I go along XD
Just an old top cut up
Cutting the dark green out now

skirt (Posted 5th September 2011)

Made from a pale green cotton. All pinned atm. Needs lining.
My phone camera doesn't do tje colour justice. Its lovely